Home Work

School board on Zoom

In its first virtual meeting, the school board supports a plan to provide educational materials to students stranded while classrooms are closed.

Class Struggle

Fulton HS marquee

Knox County Schools say they’re not equipped to provide equitable education while classrooms are closed. Some parents and teachers want to know why not.

Pandemic Preparations

Indya Kincannon

With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.

‘We Want to Do Better’

Brian Hartsell, Knox County Schools

In a ‘community conversation’ about racial disparities in Knox County Schools, officials acknowledge progress has been slow.

On-the-Job Training

Superintendent Bob Thomas at news conference

A partnership between Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee will pay aspiring special education teachers as they finish their degrees.

Discipline Disparities

School discipline data

The latest Knox County Schools data shows a move toward ‘restorative learning,’ but persistent racial differences in student punishment.

Selling the Deal

With a vote scheduled for later in the month, the Jacobs administration makes a concerted pitch for leasing the TVA East Tower.