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.

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.