Reading, Writing and Religion

Debating whether to excuse students for religious instruction, the school board hears from pastors, parents, Satanists and teachers.

Decision Time on TVA Deal

Mike Dooley and Chris Caldwell in East Tower.

Documents lay out proposed agreements between Knox County, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Knox County Schools for taking over the East Tower.

Bible Battle

Church at Sterchi Hills

A divided Knox County school board puts a proposed policy for outside religious instruction on its December agenda.

Vaping in the Boys’ Room

And the girls’ room. And the classroom. The Knox County school board confronts e-cigarettes with a new proposed policy.

Show and Tell

Glenn Jacobs in TVA East Tower

On a tour of TVA’s East Tower, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs makes the case for leasing the vacant building — even if the school board isn’t interested.

Power Poll: TVA Deal Looks Good

TVA and A.J.

Our latest survey of local community leaders shows strong support for Knox County’s proposed lease of the vacant East Tower.

The Politics of Moving

TVA and A.J.

As estimated numbers change, some school board members raise questions about the TVA East Tower deal.

Altered Landscape

School board lobbyists

The Knox County school board’s lobbyists say the change in leadership in the state House of Representatives means less support for vouchers.