It was a teacher's dream come true: cases full of pencils and markers. Notebooks stacked from floor to ceiling. A whole room stuffed with art supplies.
Hamilton County Schools will get an additional eight school resource officers thanks to a million-dollar federal grant program.
Whether the setting is a map-dot rural community nestled against the mountains or a stretch of inner-city concrete surrounded by a flurry of activity, two common threads -- age-old Southern traditions -- bind the tri-state area. Football and faith are as much a part of the Southern way of life as an autumn breeze rustling the leaves.
Hamilton County teachers will get their largest raise in five years after the Board of Education approved an across-the-board bonus and pay hike on Thursday.
School superintendents across the state are backing an attempt to call out Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and his policies that have drastically reformed the state's public education system.
Hamilton County teachers are voting on a proposed across-the-board salary increase of 3 percent, plus a one-time bonus of 1 percent — the same proposal school board members will vote on next week.
The narrative about Tennessee's public schools in the past few years has been dominated by reform and improvement.
The football stadium at Howard School is so deteriorated that raw sewage tends to bubble up near the restrooms.
How do you lose track of $11 million?
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has asked Hamilton County Schools to end monthly after-school prayer services at Hardy Elementary School.
Several Hamilton County high schools will pilot new advanced manufacturing and IT courses next school year as part of a regional effort to better prepare students for the workforce.
Parents, students and teachers at East Brainerd Elementary School will have to wait another year for a new school.
Tenth-day enrollment figures for Hamilton County Schools show an overall district increase of 65 students compared to the same period last year, according to Superintendent Rick Smith.
Twice the number of Hamilton County's schools were honored for high achievement and growth in 2013 over last year.
Two-fifteen p.m. is the end of the school day for the many Hamilton County students who begin classes at 7:15 a.m. It's time for sports, rec centers and video games. Maybe even some homework.