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The Moral Imperative

By Joe Rector EBOLA—the mere mention of it brings on waves of panic, fear, and anger. The onslaught of the disease also vividly highlights the failures of governments throughout the…

Collaborative Conferencing Update

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com BOE Chairman Mike McMillan requested a discussion of collaborative conferencing in last Monday’s work session. A little background: Collaborative Conferencing is the process under PECCA by…

Decoding Dyslexia TN Celebrates One Year Anniversary October 28

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Three years ago, eight New Jersey parents took a train to NYC to attend a National Center for Learning Disabilities luncheon. All from different towns, they…

Rubric Proposed for Superintendent’s Evaluation

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Patti Bounds requested a “Discussion of Superintendent’s Evaluation Protocol” for the mid-month work session meeting last Monday. Bounds explained, “As I read and studied Dr. McIntyre’s…

Focus on the Law: Giving a Deposition

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law A deposition is a statement given under oath by either a fact witness or an expert witness before trial.  Depositions are usually given in…

School Board Questions Merits of SAT-10 Assessment

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education finished up their first mid-month work meeting of the year last week in what may be a record breaking 5 hours and…

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

Rowe attends forum, opponents absent By Focus Staff Knox County Commissioners Amy Broyles and Jeff Ownby hosted a Town Hall meeting at West High School on last Thursday. The event…

Publisher’s Position: Rowe Best Choice for 2nd District

Publisher’s Position: Rowe Best Choice for 2nd District

By Steve Hunley As we approach Election Day, one of the most important races on the ballot is the race for the Knox County Board of Education in the Second…

Luke Johnson retires as bus driver

Luke Johnson retires as bus driver

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Bus Route 42, from the downtown transit center to UT Hospital by way of Fort Sanders along Clinch Avenue, won’t be the same without longtime bus…

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

By Ray Hill The autobiography of James F. Byrnes of South Carolina was appropriately named All In One Lifetime.  Byrnes served as a Congressman, U. S. senator, Associate Justice of…