Planting Seeds

Ronni Chandler addresses the school board

20 years on, Project GRAD continues to look for new ways to open opportunities to Knox County’s most challenged students.

2020 Revue: Knox County Schools

Tanya Coats addresses school board

After the pandemic caught school leaders flat-footed, a scramble for technology led to a successful if stressful fall semester.

Searches and Quarantines

Betsy Henderson sworn in

After swearing in a new member, the Board of Education grapples with the many different meanings of school safety in 2020.

Quarantine Quandary

Daniel Watson

As some Knox County school board members ask if COVID-19 absences can be limited, the Health Department urges caution.

Pandemic Lessons

Robert Gowan and Elisabeth Millsaps

Superintendent Bob Thomas makes an appeal for in-person instruction, as Knox County teachers await clarity on evaluations and testing.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.

Ready to Go

Tim Burchett at TVA ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting marks the start of work to turn TVA’s East Tower into offices for Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

School Board Mandates Masks

Evetty Satterfield

Concerned about inconsistencies between schools, Knox County makes clear that students, staff and visitors will need face coverings indoors.