Kindergarden student Tomiaya Harrison raises her hand when she completes an assignment at the Chattanooga Charter School for Excellence at the Eastgate Town Center.
Kindergarden student Tomiaya Harrison raises her hand when she completes an assignment at the Chattanooga Charter School for Excellence at the Eastgate Town Center.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Three years ago, Marcia Griffin went door to door in the inner city, meeting with dozens of parents to pitch her idea for a new charter school in Chattanooga. She quibbled with the Hamilton County Board of Education for approval and finally opened her elementary school in the Eastgate Town Center, between a call center and a nightclub.

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