2021 Revue: Education

Susan Horn and Virginia Babb

In a year marked by the pandemic, both Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee saw changes that will shape their futures.

Stuck at 3rd?

School desks

Only about 40 percent of Knox County 3rd graders typically read at grade level. A new state law could hold the rest of them back.

The Mask Effect

COVID cases graph

Since the start of the school year, Knox County has reported far more COVID-19 cases per capita than Tennessee’s other three large counties.

One More Delay for A.J. Deal

Jacobs on the A.J. Building roof

As school officials begin their move to TVA’s East Tower, the county extends its hold on the Andrew Johnson Building for six months.

Evolving Data

According to the Health Department’s top epidemiologist, compiling COVID-19 case counts is not as simple as it sounds.