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2 Knox Co. schools consider longer day

(WBIR-Knoxville) Students and teachers at two Knox County schools could have longer school days next year.

According to the Associated Press, districts in four states already added hours to the day at some schools, and Tennessee is the fifth state to consider the program.

AP reported Metro Nashville and Knox County Schools are the two districts in state that would be affected.

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County Schools superintendent, was tight-lipped on the topic.

Austin-East to hold free summer dance camp for middle schoolers

Austin-East to hold free summer dance camp for middle schoolers

 

Austin-East Performing Arts Magnet High School is offering a free dance camp this summer for middle-schoolers.

The free dance camp is available to rising 6th graders thru rising 9th graders during June 3rd-8th.

Camp will include classes in ballet, jazz, modern, west african and hip hop. Breakfast and Lunch are provided.

A final showcase will be on the last day of camp to highlight what has been learned through the week. 

KMA partners up to bring art to at-risk Knoxville students

KMA partners up to bring art to at-risk Knoxville students

The SunTrust Foundation has partnered with the Knoxville Museum of Art by donating $10,000 to the museum to support its participation  in the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) program at Green Magnet Math and Science Academy and Pond Gap Elementary School.

10th Annual All Access Outdoor Festival

10th Annual All Access Outdoor Festival

 

Join the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program Friday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 24th for the 10th annual All Access Outdoor Festival held on and around the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  In its tenth year, this festival emphasizes preserving and engaging in the outdoors. 

Future Use of Historic Knoxville High School Public Meeting Jan. 29

Future Use of Historic Knoxville High School Public Meeting Jan. 29

There will be a public meeting about the future use of Historic Knoxville High School on January 29 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Lutheran Church located at 544 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917.

For more information and to RSVP for the meeting, contact Leslie Fawaz, AIA at leslie@communitydc.org or the Community Design Center 865-525-9945.

More about the Community Design Center is available at www.communitydc.org.

UT installs bright idea to boost energy-efficiency

UT installs bright idea to boost energy-efficiency

Phrases such as "the lights are on but nobody is home" or "not the brightest bulb in the box" are generally used to mock someone for being unintelligent. Right now a bright idea at the University of Tennessee is working to ensure those phrases are not applicable to the use of electricity on campus.

UT ticket prices plummet for UK; holiday history favors Vols

UT ticket prices plummet for UK; holiday history favors Vols

Saturday the University of Tennessee football team wraps up a tumultuous and heartbreaking season against the Kentucky Wildcats.  Recently dismissed head coach Derek Dooley will not be on the sidelines and there may be fewer fans than usual in the stands.