Different Approach to Disparities

Knox County Schools administrator Brian Hartsell speaking in an auditorium at a meeting about racial disparities

Superintendent Jon Rysewyk is moving away from an eight-year effort to measure racial and economic gaps — but he says they remain priorities.

Setting the Table

Evetty Satterfield and Betsy Henderson

The school board takes the first steps toward a community discussion of police on campus.

Multiple Traumas

Evetty Satterfield and Jennifer Owen

While planning for emergence from the pandemic, the school board confronts the aftermath of another student’s violent death.

School Board Mulls Masks

Susan Horn and Virginia Babb

As some parents ask for an end to face coverings for students, most board members are wary of making changes.

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

Mixed Signals

Hugh Nystrom and Kyle Ward

In County Commission and school board primaries, voters ousted two incumbents and kept three more.