‘Where to Go’

Region 5 supervisors Dexter Murphy and Sallee Reynolds at a meeting in the Fulton High School library.

Knox County’s plan for its struggling urban schools aims to support students from pre-K through graduation.

The $64 Million Question

Knox County Schools budget director Joe Snyder in front of a budget graphic during the April 13 community budget meeting

How should Knox County Schools use its biggest-ever jump in state funding? Superintendent Jon Rysewyk’s proposal prioritizes salaries and infrastructure.

Playgrounds and Policies

Digital rendering of playground equipment including a slide and a climbing dome

Knox County Schools is building new playgrounds for two schools, but most still have to raise their own funds for equipment.

Academic Avenues

Central High School student Justus Hayes speaks Thursday while Superintendent Jon Rysewyk and County Mayor Glenn Jacobs look on.

With the launch of its first eight 865 Academies, Knox County aims to bridge the school-to-work gap.

Broom Brigade

Photo of a person using a wetvac to clean a floor.

Facing a chronic custodian shortage, Knox County Schools aims to hire $1 million worth of outside help. But what’s the long-term solution?

Power Poll: Rewinding 2022

Power Poll: Rewinding 2022 photo

Respondents weigh in on what they see as the most significant stories in government and education from the past year.

Retention Rate

Lissa McLeod

A state law could lead to more than 2,500 Knox County third-graders being held back because of a single reading score.