The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.
In March of 2009, the unemployment rate in East Tennessee was skyrocketing. And Melissa Nance’s phone was ringing off the hook.
As Executive Director of Knoxville’s Friends of Literacy, Nance works closely with Knox County Schools’ Adult Education Program to provide assistance for those East Tennesseans who may have dropped out of school and would now like to get a high school equivalency diploma.
Tuesday night, President Obama outlined his budget priorities for the coming year in the State of the Union address. Oak Ridge National Laboratory director Thom Mason will be watching that budget process closely, because it will determine how the laboratory carries out its major research.
On January 9, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke at Pellissippi State Community College to announce a proposed program that would pay for community college tuition nationwide. He was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Second Lady Jill Biden and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
The funding model that keeps the University of Tennessee in business is unsustainable. That was the message delivered to state officials last month from UT system president Joe DiPietro.
Now in the fifth year of his presidency, DiPietro says one of his biggest challenges will be finding a way to keep the university affordable for students and functioning as state funding stagnates. DiPietro isn't optimistic the General Assembly will significantly increase funding for the state's higher education institutions.