Hundreds came out Thursday to celebrate the completion of a whirlwind home build for U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Smith, who was badly wounded while serving in Afghanistan last year.
They're simple enough: white blocks that make up the rudimentary shapes of two students.
At least one piece of Red Bank Middle School may survive the building’s demolition, thanks to a last-ditch community effort.
East Hamilton Middle-High School boosters hope community members will step up to the plate financially to help get a new baseball field built.
For generations, teachers taught and students learned. And if little Johnny didn’t learn, the presumption was that he didn’t study hard enough.
Even with an improved economy, getting a job is only going to get tougher. A new national study predicts that jobs in Tennessee and across the nation increasingly will demand more advanced education and training.
The fate of the former Birchwood School building still is undetermined, though county officials said they'll try to ensure some community access to the facility.
Some teachers may think they've lived through a roller coaster of educational changes in recent years. But they haven't seen anything yet.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee teachers will see a new state minimum pay schedule that places far less emphasis on their experience and advanced degrees after the State Board of Education on Friday gave final approval to the controversial Haslam administration proposal.
Members of the State Board of Education today OK’d a new state minimum salary schedule for teachers, tougher licensure standards and a differentiated pay plan requirement for every district.
Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith earned a $25,000 raise on Thursday, a move that prompted continual comparison between the superintendent's pay and that of teachers.
A teacher pay plan coming before the Tennessee Board of Education today drew fire Thursday from legislative Democrats and the state’s largest group of educators.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- Tennessee kicked off its most ambitious teacher training program in history on Tuesday, as thousands of teachers gathered to learn more about the changes that will accompany the new Common Core State Standards.
The Hamilton County Board of Education will vote this week on whether to give Superintendent Rick Smith a raise of about $25,000.
Howard School Principal Paul Smith is confident that Chattanooga's oldest school will be in good hands when East Ridge High Principal Zac Brown takes over in the fall.
Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith could be in line for a raise of about $25,000.
Bradley County may become one of the first school systems in Tennessee to allow some teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.
Though they wield paint brushes, dance on stage and craft sculptures, local teachers of the arts say they can feel somewhat isolated from Chattanooga's vibrant arts scene.
Not enough Tennesseans are earning college degrees — a problem policymakers and college leaders are trying to fix.
A study highlighting the chasm between the performance of Hamilton County's best and worst schools put school leaders' feet to the fire over allowing such inequality to persist and shoved the issue of the system's achievement gap into the spotlight.
It's still sinking in. That's what three fresh high school graduates say about the recent news that their college studies — as much undergraduate and graduate education as they want — won't cost a dime.
In Hamilton County, there are parallel worlds — with crime, with health, and with schools.
Whether it’s foreign language classes, chess club or after-school science experiments, there’s always something happening at Nolan Elementary.
Cars snaked in like a funeral procession, the line curved all the way around the cemetery's gates.
The mile-wide tornado that left 24 dead in the Oklahoma City suburbs shredded whole subdivisions, tossed cars around like toys and captivated America for days.
Paul Smith promises he gave it his all.
The Howard School and Soddy-Daisy High will be among more than a dozen Hamilton County schools under new leadership in the fall.
Rick Smith has come a long way in two years.
There's a disclaimer that students get before signing up for Ivy Academy: You're going to get hot. You're going to get cold. Your socks will get wet. And you're going to get tired.
Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith could be in line for a hefty raise after board members delivered mostly glowing evaluations and approved a new round of contract talks.
Drivers almost always turn their heads and look away when they pass Tim Smith's stopped bright yellow school bus with the flashing lights and the bright red stop sign extended.
Headlines from Wednesday morning: 17 teen partygoers arrested.
It all started with a permission slip.
CCA is a different breed of high school, where kids play guitars on the front steps and tap-dance in the hallways.
Georgia schools are getting grades that look a lot like the report cards that go home with students. And about half of schools in Northwest Georgia appear to be earning above-average marks.
Birchwood School is the kind of place where maintenance crews are thanked with biscuits and gravy. ONLINE: Go to www.timesfreepress.com/birchwood to see an audio slideshow and an interactive timeline for Birchwood Elementary.
Ooltewah High School students now can take a globally recognized curriculum right at home with the school's approval for an International Baccalaureate diploma program.
Edwina Gower compares it to cigarette smoking. Nearly everyone agrees that it's bad, yet thousands still light up.
Hamilton County school board members unanimously approved a $393 million budget Thursday, moving the current draft from their hands to county officials for approval.
Superintendent Rick Smith says the equation is simple: New schools + new kids = new costs.
It might be Soddy-Daisy's worst-kept secret.
WHITWELL, Tenn. — Call it "learning to the test."
Despite months of talk about major, systemwide technology upgrades, Hamilton County Schools officials aren't putting up any of their own cash for the effort next year.
Policy from President Barack Obama's administration is hitting the Hamilton County Board of Education's pocketbook in multiple ways this year.
Gone are the days of cuts, scrapes and burns students endured from the old rusty playground at Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy.
Hamilton County Schools general purpose budget will grow by about 2 percent next fiscal year, though the district still will look to make cuts as certain costs continue to rise.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The state's aggressive push to lift student performance is mostly a welcome change for Southeast Tennessee educators. But a lack of accompanying resources and other unintended consequences from changing state law have created new challenges for school districts in the region.
The next generation of Tennessee teachers and state workers could lose the security of a guaranteed pension as state leaders eye a more risky, investment-driven retirement plan.
The 16-year-old girl who was stabbed in a Pennsylvania Target checkout lane earlier this week is recovering well and has made her way home to Chattanooga.