What's Right with Our Schools

What's Right With Our Schools: Discover Spanish

10:52 PM, May 23, 2012

At Bearden High, students are learning in new ways, thanks to a different kind of curriculum and three well-traveled UT students.

What's Right With Our Schools: Glenwood Elementary

7:25 PM, Feb 2, 2012

Leaders at one East Tennessee school recognized a need in their students, and managed to meet it by taking advantage of some untapped assets inside their own building.

What's Right With Our Schools: Video Conferencing Class

10:59 PM, Jan 18, 2012

Through video conference technology, a teacher at Heritage High School is able to teach his students as well as a classroom at William Blount High.

What's Right With Our Schools: West Valley Middle

12:07 AM, Dec 22, 2011

The assembly instructions that come with kids' toys can be insanely hard to follow. It is a process students at one East Tennessee Middle School tackled head-on as a part of a two in one holiday themed lesson.

What's Right with Our Schools: The Learn Center

11:35 PM, Dec 7, 2011

Students at one school are learning what some call life's greatest lesson. They are developing a sense of compassion by fulfilling a basic need for their own classmates.

What's Right With Our Schools: Anderson Co. ACT prep

11:05 PM, Nov 2, 2011

When you are in school, particularly in those upper level grades, tests are part of everyday life. However, not all exams are the same and one in particular can dramatically influence life after high school.

What's Right With Our Schools: West High IB program

10:01 PM, Oct 12, 2011

The International Baccalaureate Program, or IB for short, is open to all students. Around 10% of West's student body is in it now. The classes are similar to advanced placement course, but in the education world, the IB curriculum is viewed as the gold standard.

What's Right With Our Schools: Catlettsburg Elementary

10:49 AM, Sep 29, 2011

While identifying new pathways to learning is a battle all students and educators face, one school in Sevier County is going out on a limb and trying something new.

What's Right With Our Schools: "Kids Who Read Succeed"

9:58 PM, Sep 14, 2011

Teachers and librarians at one Knox County library said they have found a key to success in student reading readiness and the system is already seeing results.

What's Right With Our Schools: Bertlekamp Center

11:18 PM, Aug 26, 2011

With help from his family, a man with a voice all Vols fans know is giving back to the place where his sports' career first gained fame.

What's Right With Our Schools: Green Magnet Math and Science Academy

10:27 AM, Aug 10, 2011

According to teachers a $25,000 grant will forever change "Green Magnet Math and Science Academy" near Downtown Knoxville. 

What's Right With Our Schools: UT Science Program

9:58 PM, Jul 21, 2011

One school is working to change the statistics through a program open to any student, free of charge. The sumer long science experiment on UT Campus is not a typical experience for students especially those who haven't even graduated from high school.

What's Right With Our Schools: TCC website

10:58 PM, Jul 14, 2011

A week-long teacher "Boot-Camp" gives educators a chance to search the web, so students can have the latest and greatest technology this fall to help teach sometimes difficult subjects including math and science.

What's Right With Our Schools: Jones Cove Elementary

10:58 PM, Jun 30, 2011

If you think kids put in too much couch and TV time in the summer, one East Tennessee school is working to get them up and out.

What's Right with our Schools: Jefferson Middle

11:15 PM, Jun 20, 2011

Teachers in Oak Ridge are learning to cast a fly and catch a student. School is in session this season inside the gym at Jefferson Middle School.

What's Right with our Schools: Northview Middle

11:18 PM, Jun 15, 2011

Teachers in Sevier County are using creativity, compassion and unwanted cash to help students turn a corner.