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.

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.

Hitting Their Marks


State test results show Knox County schools making gains overall, with plenty of areas to work on.

Forum Decorum

The Knox County school board considers new restrictions on public speakers at its meetings.

Flips and Flaps

After arm-twisting and deal-making, Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher bill squeaks through the House and a key Senate committee.

Within the Lines

Superintendent Bob Thomas

Knox County Schools proposes a budget that boosts teacher pay and stays inside existing revenue projections.

School Squeeze

Education Coalition press conference

The Knox County Board of Education faces pressure from advocates calling for more funding, and existing revenue sources that may not provide it.

Exit Kane

Roger Kane at County Commission

After less than six months on the job, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ education liaison resigns.

Career Magnet Pushback

Career Magnet Academy students

As students, parents and staff rally to save an endangered school, a majority of the school board seems inclined to support them.

Hill and Horn at the Helm

Susan Horn and Terry Hill

It would be too dramatic to call Wednesday night’s vote for Knox County school board chair the end of era, but the election of Terry Hill marked at least an evolutionary shift.