Tennessee Education

Judge blocks Tennessee parents from opting out of school mask mandates

A federal judge ended the chance for parents to opt out of mask requirements for their kids based on the fact that this makes schools unsafe for special needs children. U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman issued an injunction against Gov. Bill Lee's order after parents of students with health conditions brought a lawsuit arguing that their kids couldn’t attend in-person classes because there were children who didn’t wear face coverings, according to The Blaze.
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Kingsport Times-News

Tennessee High assistant coach dies

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The hits keep coming for Tennessee High’s athletic program. Less than a week after losing football player Micah Montgomery in a drowning, Trea Leonard, a Vikings assistant football coach, died. Leonard’s cause of death has not been revealed, but he was reportedly taken to a hospital during...
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Moultrie Observer

Tennessee community wishes longtime coach a happy retirement

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - Velma Buck loves being in school. She earned two degrees in math from Vanderbilt University, a business diploma from the Nashville Business College and completed coursework toward her doctorate. She took more classes in computer programming as technology began to evolve so she could stay current. “I...

At least 14 Tennessee public school employees lost to COVID since academic year began

At least 14 employees of Tennessee public schools have died since the academic year began after contracting COVID-19 — a toll that no single public or private agency tracks. The deaths, confirmed by the Tennessee Lookout, include a 42-year-old Metro Nashville Public Schools bus driver who “devoted himself to making sure every child on his bus route in the Cane Ridge cluster got to school and back home safely,” according to Adrienne Battle, schools director.

Counties with the most college graduates in Tennessee

Counties with the most college graduates in Tennessee. The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a classroom.
Kingsport Times-News

Crockett takes emotional win over Tennessee High

JONESBOROUGH — The atmosphere was charged with emotion Friday night when Tennessee High traveled to Jonesborough to take on David Crockett in a crucial Region 1-5A football game. The Vikings had been dealing with the loss of teammate Micah Montgomery, who drowned last weekend, while the Pioneers suffered through the...
Kingsport Times-News

All Things Geek: ETSU's digital media program garners high honors

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University was recently ranked No. 1 in the state as the top school for game design and animation. Not only that, my alma mater ranked among the Top 20 Game Design and Animation Colleges in the South, coming in at No. 12 for its animation program and No. 17 for game design. Both of these concentrations are part of the digital media program.

Feds to Tennessee: Banning mask mandates infringes upon school districts’ federal requirements

Editor’s Note, First Thought: If You Take The Money, Do You Have to Follow the Rules?. Meghan Mangrum, Laura Testino, Brett Kelman | Nashville Tennessean. This following article appeared in the Columbia Daily Herald. Tennessee’s current mask policy for students may infringe upon districts’ federal obligations to provide safe in-person...

Theotis Robinson Jr., Tennessee’s 1st Black undergrad, launches scholarship fund

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Theotis Robinson Jr., a Knoxville political trailblazer and the first Black undergraduate student admitted to the University of Tennessee, has established a scholarship endowment for incoming first-year students at UT. The Theotis Robinson Jr. Flagship Pathway Scholarship Endowment will support student graduates from one of 38...