Raising the Rate

Anthony Wise speaks at at Pellissippi State Community College.

Knox County wants 70 percent of 2024 high school graduates to enroll in college. What would it take?

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.

Support System

Boy looking dejected while doing schoolwork.

As students struggle with mental health, Knox County Schools expands its contract with McNabb to provide counselors in all middle and high schools.

Swing-Set Economics

Playground with plastic slides

Knox County leaves it up to local communities to fund school playgrounds, with the result that some of the poorest areas have the worst equipment.

No ‘Quick Fix’

Superintendent Jon Rysewyk at a lectern in front of Copper Ridge Elementary School

With Knox County Schools scoring in the state’s lowest category this year, Superintendent Jon Rysewyk promises hard work and community engagement.

‘Recruit, Respect, Retain’

Jill Biden

First Lady Jill Biden visits Knox County Schools to tout Tennessee’s ‘Grow Your Own’ approach to teacher preparation.