Focus for Monday, December 9

Focus for Monday, December 9

Click here to view the entire Focus online. McIntyre contract under review today By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County teachers and their supporters are not letting up trying to challenge current teaching methods, evaluations, presentations, pay, representation, the central office and, more specifically, Superintendent James McIntyre. The very verbal assault could come to a head […]

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

By Steve Hunley Teachers, parents and students turned out in force at the most recent meeting of the Knox County Board of Education. For months The Knoxville Focus has been telling readers about the ties between Superintendent James McIntyre, the do-nothing Chamber of Commerce and local news media outlets. Evidently, WBIR-TV news reporters had done […]

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Were you aware that Knox County Superintendent of Schools has only one year of classroom teaching experience?” The response was a resounding “no” with more than 72% of respondents saying they had no idea Dr. McIntyre had so little teaching experience. That answer carried […]

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Senator Albert Gore was campaigning hard for a fourth term in 1970. Gore had fended off a determined challenge in the Democratic primary from Governor Buford Ellington’s former press secretary, Hudley Crockett. Senator Gore’s opposition to the administration of Republican President Richard Nixon had made him a target in the 1970 elections […]

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

By Alex Norman David Meske has been the head coach at Webb School for the past 29 years. On Thursday, December 5th, Meske added to his impressive resume. Webb beat St. George’s Independent School 28-14 to win the Division II Class A championship.  It is the sixth state championship for Meske and the seventh in […]

A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com In a narrative evaluation of Dr. James McIntyre, Jr., posted this month on the Knox County School Board’s website, it appears the Board is recommending extending his contact, but with some wordage reflecting the turmoil from teachers and parents. Noted in the evaluation is the falling graduation rate, from 90.3 percent […]

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s paper.   Judge Wimberly receives prestigious honor By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly Jr. received the Bill Williams Service Award for outstanding achievement in the area of adoption services last week from the Department of Child Services for his commitment, dedication, and service […]

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]

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