Monthly Archives: January 2014

State of the State address on E. Tenn. PBS

From a release: KNOXVILLE           East Tennessee PBS will air live coverage of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, February 3, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time on channels 2 and 15 for most viewers. This … Continue reading

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“Rubric,” McIntyre and other observations from teacher comments

Teacher comments from the surveys are now public, giving a greater window into the thinking of teachers who took the survey – which was close to 90 percent of Knox County Schools teachers. Some observations: “Common Core” – 169 mentions … Continue reading

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What’s up today – Schools, teachers and an old school

Plenty set to go down today in the City County Building. The teacher survey and Knox County Schools teacher working group will get time before the school board at 5 p.m. – expect this to possibly go one of two ways: … Continue reading

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Time to learn: citizen’s academy open, Kern house archeological dig talk

Couple neato things coming up for you nerdy, wonkish types: From the League of Women voters, the citizens academy: League of Women Voters Accepting Applications for 2014 Citizens Academy Knoxville, TN – Have you thought about running for office, but … Continue reading

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Knox Co. teacher survey: Great turnout, but now what?

Of 3,927 teachers in Knox County Schools, 3,494 responded to a survey examining their thoughts about the administration, classroom control and a good many other questions. That’s more than 88 percent. Great turnout. Better than most elections, by far. After … Continue reading

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Financial report says Knox is gaining money …

… though through careful spending and measuring of funds, as noted in the CAFR for the 2012-13 budget year. Want a nap? Check it out here. “It’s really a great document – if it doesn’t put you to sleep.” – … Continue reading

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