Department Terminates Statewide Assessment Contract

Department Terminates Statewide Assessment Contract

Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately. While high school testing will continue as planned, the state will suspend grade 3-8 testing during the 2015-16 school year due to Measurement Inc.’s inability […]

“Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories”

“Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories”

  “Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories” will be the topic of Dr. Carroll Van West’s address at the annual dinner of the East Tennessee Historical Society on Tuesday, May 3, at the Foundry on World’s Fair Park. Both members and the general public are invited to attend. The event begins with a […]

South Knoxville Trash Run tomorrow

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a Trash Run in South Knoxville on Thursday, April 28th. Participants will meet at Alliance Brewing Company at 1130 Sevier Avenue at 5:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 6:00. There is a suggested donation of $5 to participate. The Trash Run is a non-competitive fun run and […]

Leaders for Readers appreciation event tonight

    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will join Great Schools Partnership President Buzz Thomas and Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre for a special appreciation event on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center. The event honors the dedicated school-based volunteers from the Leaders for […]

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Rogero will present the State of the City Address and her proposed 2016-17 budget to City Council members and the public at noon at Zoo Knoxville.   Hundreds of community and civic leaders will hear the Mayor’s plans for continuing to strengthen the local economy, enhance neighborhoods and quality of life, and ensure a […]

Author Jerry Ellis to speak at Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting

Author Jerry Ellis will be speaking about his 900-mile walk along the Cherokee Trail of Tears as guest speaker for Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting to be held at the East Tennessee Historic Center on June 21st at 5:30 p.m. Ellis, a graduate of the University of Alabama, became in 1989 the first person in the […]

Dogma

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes people say things and it finally resonates with you. Becky and I are soul mates, but we just process information differently. Sometimes we don’t hear what the other says. Paul once said we all  have “gifts differing,” This week I finally understood that that dogma is the zeitgeist of our […]

The good, the bad and the ugly of Tennessee basketball

By Steve Williams Tennessee basketball, in a roundabout way, took a couple of gut shots when former head coach Donnie Tyndall was placed on a 10-year show-cause by the NCAA and Tyler Summitt stunned us with his announcement of having an inappropriate relationship and stepping down as head women’s coach at Louisiana Tech. Thank goodness […]

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