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Developing Great Teachers & Leaders in Knox County Schools: Interview with Superintendent Jim McIntyre


In 2012, Knox County Schools (TN) superintendent of schools James McIntyre did something surprising in this era of diminished education budgets: he asked the community to provide $35 million in additional funds to support the school system.

While he celebrated significant gains in value-added student growth and across subject areas on the state’s TCAP assessments, McIntyre noted that “only 19 percent of our high school students met all four ACT college readiness benchmarks” the previous year, and that achievement gaps by race, income, language, and disability “have begun to emerge.”

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