A bill with major Republican support would modify the third-grade retention law but still threaten many students with being held back.
Facing a chronic custodian shortage, Knox County Schools aims to hire $1 million worth of outside help. But what’s the long-term solution?
A state law could lead to more than 2,500 Knox County third-graders being held back because of a single reading score.
While planning for emergence from the pandemic, the school board confronts the aftermath of another student’s violent death.
School Board Mulls Masks
As some parents ask for an end to face coverings for students, most board members are wary of making changes.
School Board Approves Budget With Cuts
The $503.8 million package is down from last year, with reductions in staff and minimal raises for teachers.
In County Commission and school board primaries, voters ousted two incumbents and kept three more.
Visions for the Classroom and Beyond
At a forum, five candidates for the Knox County school board tackle vouchers, sex education, discipline disparities and more.
Primary 2020: 2nd School Board District
One of the board’s most outspoken former teachers faces a well-funded Central High parent and businessman.
Setting the Goals
Improved reading and math scores and a more diverse workforce are among the aims in Knox County Schools’ new five-year plan.