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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…

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…

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher On October 2, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Commissioner Jeff Ownby and affected families joined together to recognize National Dyslexia Month in Knox County. Mayor Burchett presented…

SPEAK Endorses 2nd District Candidate Jamie Rowe on the Issues

By Sally Absher Two days before the start of early voting, and less than one month from the November general election and all is quiet in Knoxville.  Not that the…

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com On October 2, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Commissioner Jeff Ownby and affected families joined together to recognize National Dyslexia Month in Knox County. Mayor Burchett…

Board Delays Vote on IB MYP

By Sally Absher Led by newly instated BOE members, the Knox County Board of Education members hit the pause button on the approval of a $781,920 “International Baccalaureate Middle Years…

Knox County Schools Board of Education Reorganizes

By Sally Absher   After being unable to break a 4-4 tie between Mike McMillan and Doug Harris in September, the Knox County School Board’s first order of business at…

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