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KCS Board Pushes to Discontinue SAT-10 Testing for Grades K-2

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When former elementary librarian Amber Roundtree ran for School Board last spring, one of her campaign promises was that she would reduce the amount of high-stakes…

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

By Steve Hunley Having served on the Knox County Board of Education, I learned a long time ago to watch out when someone was intoning, “It’s all for the children.” …

The Golden Month of October

By Rosie Moore October is the tenth month of the year in the  Julian and Gregorian calendars and has thirty-one days. It retained its name from the Latin word, octo,…

Duty

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Another election cycle and I ask myself will anything change?  I keep hoping that Americans will finally wake up and “get it,” but I don’t allow…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson, Part III

By Ralphine Major “He definitely left a legacy of kindness in this world,” she told me. She is Carly—the daughter of the late Steve Wilson who played for Bob Dagley’s 1964-65…

Peyton’s not just playing, he’s still making Tennessee fans proud

By STeve Williams I was wrong. And this time I’m glad I was wrong. Peyton Manning is still playing football. Boy, is he ever! In a column last February, after…

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…