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.

Keeping It Close to Home

Superintendent Bob Thomas in space

The Knox County Schools coupon book onslaught returns, and this year more of the money raised will stay at the school where a book is sold.

Laying the Groundwork

Adrian Burnett Elementary School

As Knox County prepares to build three new elementary schools, each presents a different challenge.

Back to Basics

Penny Schwinn and Rick Staples

The state’s new education commissioner says she wants to refocus on providing materials and resources for Tennessee teachers.

View From the Classroom

Teacher in classroom

A state survey of teacher attitudes shows generally high job satisfaction but a lot of variation among individual Knox County schools.

Hitting Their Marks

Testing

State test results show Knox County schools making gains overall, with plenty of areas to work on.

Grading the Supe

Superintendent Bob Thomas

Despite missing data, the school board extends Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas’ contract for another year.

Hallway Monitors

The Knox County school board approves a new agreement on officers in the schools, and sends a message about restraint.