Controlling the Programs

Sex Week home page

Sex Week’s organizers say the event will go forward even as a new campus system for student events aims to isolate it.

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.

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.

Speaking Up

Abortion rights news conference

Knoxville abortion rights supporters amplify voices they say are missing from the state’s debate.

The Prosperity Agenda

Americans for Prosperity meeting

Americans for Prosperity, the dark-money goliath of libertarian conservatism, likes the way Tennessee is headed.

Voices Raised

Abortion rights rally

A rally at the federal courthouse seeks to energize abortion rights supporters for battles in Tennessee and beyond.

Legislative Report 2019

House Speaker Glen Casada

Knox County legislators were in the thick of the most tumultuous session in years. From school vouchers to sports betting, here’s a look at what passed and what didn’t.

Decision Time

Teachers protest vouchers

As the school voucher bill nears crucial votes tomorrow, Knoxville Republicans in the House and Senate are on opposite sides.

Choice Words

House Education Committee

Socialists and satanists are invoked as the House Education Committee approves Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher plan on a split vote.

Voucher Momentum

Rep. Bill Dunn

Knoxville’s Bill Dunn shepherds Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts bill over its first legislative hurdle.