Tim Omarzu


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Tim Omarzu covers education for the Times Free Press.
Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California.

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When the brand new 1,100-student East Brainerd Elementary School opens in August it soon will fill with students— and other new schools in eastern Hamilton County may soon be built.

Hutcheson Medical Center plans to get back into the business of birthing babies.

Calling Jan Richardson a “rock star” in the world of children’s reading and literacy instruction doesn’t go far enough for Allyson DeYoung.

UnifiED is a new Chattanooga nonprofit organization that aims to get people more involved in Hamilton County’s schools.

Square desks lined up in rows. Cement block walls. Rectangular ceiling tiles. Square classrooms inside a box-shaped building.

Project Inspire gets $3 million grant

Will add 24 science and math teachers to under-performing Hamilton County schools

Project Inspire, a program that puts science and math teachers into low-performing Hamilton County public schools, has received a $3 million shot in the arm from the National Science Foundation.

Legislation to lower students' interest rate on college debt doesn't see light of day

Sen. Alexander dismisses Democrat's proposal as 'political stunt'

Adara Joiner is one of the lucky ones.

Eyebrows were raised at Thursday night’s Hamilton County school board meeting over the roughly $1,000-a-day-per-consultant cost to hire a firm from Atlanta to boost teachers’ skills at improving literacy at Orchard Knob Middle School.

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy was on the verge of being shut down in 2012 when Elaine Swafford took over as executive director.

At Chattanooga Valley Middle School, 71 percent of students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches.

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