Sen. Howard Baker, Gov. Phil Bredesen, former Gov. Winfield Dunn and Eastman Chemical Co. CEO James Rogers will be the panelists at an Aug. 12 event about civility in government. The event, to be held in Kingsport, is hosted in part by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.
This New York Times article about summer reading for kids highlights a three-year study conducted by UT Knoxville faculty members Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen who found that giving children access to books and letting them choose ones that interest them most had a significant effect on the summer reading gap.