Yearly Physical

By Joe Rector Today, I visited the doctor for my annual physical. It’s funny how things have changed. In my younger life, I rarely had a physical, and when I did, the entire thing consisted of checking my heart beat, determining my hearing by holding a watch up to my ears, weighing on a scale, […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 25, 2016

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE   Default having been made by the Debtors in the terms, conditions and payments of a certain purchase-money indebtedness evidenced by a promissory note and secured by the lien of a Deed of Trust of record in Instrument No. 201204090055863, in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee, executed by Donna […]

Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me

By Sally Absher On April 15, the Tennessean proclaimed “Tennessee phases out Common Core” Well, not really. It’s more lies and deception. First they told us that these were “more rigorous” standards. It is interesting that rigor is defined as a: (1) harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgement, (2) the quality of being unyielding […]

U.S. News and World Report Releases High School Rankings

By Sally Absher The U.S. News and World Report released the 2016 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking and four top performing Knox County High Schools made the list. L&N STEM Academy—with a College Readiness Index (CRI) value of 61.9—ranked number 6 state-wide and number 341 nationally, earning a gold medal. (An explanation of the […]

From Rep. Harry Brooks

From Rep. Harry Brooks

It has been a week filled with long House Floor sessions this week in Nashville. However, we made progress on a few key issues. This week I would like to turn your attention to an announcement made by Speaker of the House, Beth Harwell, and Governor Haslam. For the past year or so, the Tennessee […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 25, 2016

Halls celebrates changes to outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The Halls High School jazz band played some standards while the school and Halls Community had a celebration in the school’s outdoor classroom. There were games for the kids, ice cream and barbecue as Halls High had its annual celebration in the outdoor classroom Tuesday […]

Threats in Schools Are Serious

Threats in Schools Are Serious

By Steve Hunley Recently, there has been a rash of threats in our schools.  It seems like every passing day, someone has threatened to blow up a particular school or there is some other threat of serious violence.  Superintendent Jim McIntyre simply murmurs some vague reference to having “conversations” with parents and students.  My own […]

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

By Sally Absher McIntyre to Head Center for Educational Leadership KCS Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who will be stepping down from his $227,256 position in July, has been hired to head the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. He will begin his new job on August 1, with a three year contract […]

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