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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…

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…

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…

Rust in the pipes

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I like to be a bit unpredictable.  I want my readers to wonder what I’m going to say next.  Will he write about politics or medicine? …

A Trip To Durham

By Rosie Moore In 2013 Durham had a population of 245,475 of which my son and his family are a part of. It is a colorful, creative and entrepreneurial community that continuously earns…

Taking the Trolley

By Mike Steely Sometimes you don’t have to go far to discover something new and interesting. One cool summer morning, I parked at the Knoxville Coliseum garage and walked down…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He is the only player on Bob Dagley’s 1964-65 basketball team at Gibbs I did not get to meet.  Steve Wilson’s untimely death at age 36 in…