‘Recruit, Respect, Retain’

Jill Biden

First Lady Jill Biden visits Knox County Schools to tout Tennessee’s ‘Grow Your Own’ approach to teacher preparation.

Cataloging the Classroom

Two photos showing full bookshelves on the left and the same shelves empty on the right.

Knox County Schools aims to comply with a state requirement for online lists of materials by next spring.

Data Process

Graph from KCS PASS

With juvenile COVID-19 cases still rising, Knox County Schools’ dashboard struggles to keep pace.

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.

Out and Back

Early retirement plan

Knox County’s first-ever early retirement offer for teachers may create a new classroom workforce: part-time retirees.

School Board Ponders Social Media

Social media has become a widespread means for schools and teachers to communicate with families, but Knox County Schools hasn’t had a policy on how staff should use it. The school board will vote on proposed guidelines next week.