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The Chalk Board: August 24, 2015

By Sally Absher Superintendent School Visits Dr. McIntyre will wrap up his morning school visits during the week of August 24 as follows: Monday Aug. 24 – Brickey-McCloud Elementary, Halls…

Value Added Modeling on Trial in New York

By Sally Absher   Valerie Strauss, writing at the Washington Post (08/15/2015), provided a report last week of a high-profile New York court case brought by Great Neck public school…

Focus on the Law: Double Jeopardy

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Both the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee prohibit double jeopardy. Article I, section 10 of the…

College Costs

By Joe Rector Attending college is an expensive venture for young people these days. My two children made it through before the prices skyrocketed; the cash we forked out was…

Hee Haw

By Rosie Moore I love all kinds of music. A little bit of opera, jazz, country, classical, you name it, I love it. A man named William Congreve once wrote,…

B. Chesney: A Great Educator

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Mr. C. B. Chesney was the Principal at Karns High School where Bob Dagley graduated.  I recognized the name.  Chesney was a member of the Gibbs…

Behind the numbers, Dobbs provides hope for banner year

By Steve Williams My advice to Tennessee fans heading into the 2015 football season would be to enter with cautious optimism. I say that after reviewing the past six rebuilding…

Bullying

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We Tennesseans live in what is called a red state. You might find it interesting that the current color convention for politics was made popular by…

Two More Knox County Schools Obtain 1:1 Technology

By Sally Absher Knox County Schools announced last Monday that Bearden Middle School and Carter Middle School have been selected to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program…

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