The Tennessee Board of Education is scheduled to vote Friday on a proposal that would tie teacher licenses to teacher evaluations, but the proposal’s drawing fire from the Tennessee Education Association.
Under the new policy, teachers would need to get higher scores on licensure tests - and a portion of that process would also be based on TVAAS scores, or measures of student academic growth as shown on state tests.
An effort to remove Knox County's internal auditor took a dramatic turn Tuesday, when an audit committee member resigned and a county commissioner lambasted the committee's leader.
In July, the county audit committee recommended removing auditor Richard Walls. At the time, committee head Joe Carcello said he had concerns about the quality and quantity of Walls' work. Specifically, Carcello indicated Walls spent too much time auditing unimportant matters and failed to reconcile his findings before issuing a report.
Three high-level Pilot executives and a company spokesman with ties to the Haslam family may give legal depositions in a lawsuit connected with the company’s alleged rebate fraud.
A Georgia-based trucking company called Cedar Creek wants to record depositions from Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam, president Mark Hazelwood, sales executive John Freeman and spokesman Tom Ingram. The depositions would collect out-of-court testimony in the lawsuit that alleges Pilot kept money that was promised to Cedar Creek through a rebate program. The depositions are scheduled for mid-October.
Knox County Public Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre joins children, parents, administrators and local officials at an August 8, 2013 ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the brand new Northshore Elementary School on the county's west side.
Property damage estimates in the Nashville area are being tallied, and a Red Cross shelter remains open after flash flooding hit the area Thursday. Charles Shannon, with the city's Office of Emergency Management, said it’s hard to compare this week’s flooding to the historic floods of 2010. That event affected different parts of the city over a longer period of time.
Former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III will face sentencing August 15, 2013, after pleading guilty to official misconduct, a felony.
Duncan got a one-year probationary term as part of his plea deal. Now, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that he’s seeking a judicial diversion, meaning his record would be erased as long as he obeys the law during that one-year period.
Four gay and lesbian couples approached county clerks' offices in Shelby, Davidson and Wilson Counties Wednesday to apply for a marriage license.
Each couple was turned down, but none were surprised. In fact, that was the idea.
The couples were taking the necessary first step toward a possible legal challenge of Tennessee's constitutional amendment that defines a legal marriage as "the relationship of one man and one woman." In order to challenge the amendment, someone has to claim his or her rights were denied.