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Education commissioner criticizes virtual school scores

Education commissioner criticizes virtual school scores

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The head of a privately-run online school in Union County says it has plans to improve student performance after the state's education commissioner called the school's poor test scores last year "unacceptable."

The Tennessee Virtual Academy is operated by K12 Inc., the nation's largest publicly-traded online education company, under contract with the Union County Public Schools system.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

HANCOCK: TDOT road construction roundup

HANCOCK: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 33 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

h this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

UNION: TDOT road construction roundup

UNION: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

CLAIBORNE: TDOT road construction roundup

CLAIBORNE: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, SR 63 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

h this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

GRAINGER: TDOT road construction roundup

GRAINGER: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 Bridge over Richland Creek at Log Mile 9.14: Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which has the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge project. Traffic loads in excess of 9 feet in width should follow an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns, expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

Suspect killed in chase may be connected to Blount Co. crimes

Suspect killed in chase may be connected to Blount Co. crimes

Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a crash in Grainger County, that followed a high-speed chase in Claiborne County.

THP says Kyle Brooks, 51, was killed.  Brooks' passenger, Chase Starkey, 19, of Knoxville was injured.  He was taken to UT Medical Center, where his condition is not being released.