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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…

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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…

Area Schools Pilot STEM Scouts After School Program

By Sally Absher It’s not your Daddy’s Boy Scouts program. STEM Scouts is a co-ed after-school program under the Boy Scouts of America that uses hands-on learning to show youth…

Common Core Math Standards Put U.S. Students at Disadvantage

By Sally Absher A new school year is underway, and the resistance to Common Core continues to grow. So do the lies and talking points from the Common Core supporters.…

KCS Board Retreat Speaker Chuck Cagle – Lobbyist Extraordinaire

By Sally Absher Last week The Focus reported on the Knox County Schools Board of Education Retreat. Since then, we have done a little more research. Who is Charles (Chuck)…

Thank a Teacher!

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Today kicks off “Thank a Teacher” week, which runs from September 29 – October 30, 2014. This week, parents, students, community members and area businesses have…

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