Meghan Mangrum, Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

Times Free Press

Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past:
  • Chalkbeat
  • The Atlantic

Recent articles by Meghan:

LIVE: Chattanooga readies for potential third night of protests

Businesses across Chattanooga were closed Monday evening as threats of potential violence and vandalism spread after two nights of protest and unrest that saw arrests of more than 20 people in the city. → Read More

Class Notes: Four new Hamilton County principals named for 2020-21 school year, and more education news

Four Hamilton County Schools will start off the 2020-21 school year this fall with a new principal. → Read More

Hamilton County teachers might see pay increase after all, as county finance team sends proposed budget back to school board

Hamilton County teachers' annual pay increases might not be lost after all. → Read More

Hamilton County Schools expands number of student meal pick-up sites, relaunches some bus delivery routes

Hamilton County Schools has doubled the number of student meal site locations open across the county today. → Read More

Storms batter Chattanooga area, knocking out power, downing trees, destroying homes

Emergency responders across Hamilton County and the region are responding to dozens of emergency calls after severe storms swept through the area late Sunday night, knocking out power, bursting windows, downing trees and ripping apart homes. → Read More

Lookout Valley Elementary 'community member' tests positive for COVID-19

A "member of the Lookout Valley Elementary School community" has been confirmed as one of Hamilton County's eight cases of COVID-19. → Read More

Chattanooga State, Southern Adventist, other universities move classes online in wake of coronavirus concerns

Southern Adventist University in Collegedale has suspended all in-person classes and will move them online for the remainder of the semester. Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee has also suspended in-person classes until March 30. → Read More

Hamilton County Schools to close until March 30 in wake of coronavirus concerns; schools still open on Friday

Hamilton County Schools announced Thursday that schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16 in the wake of increased concerns about COVID-19. → Read More

Superintendent Bryan Johnson proposes 2.5% raise for Hamilton County Schools teachers

Hamilton County teachers are — finally — getting a raise. → Read More

Class Notes: UT students work behind the scenes at Super Bowl LIV, and more education news

On Sunday, as millions of people sat down to watch Super Bowl LIV, nine University of Tennessee at Knoxville students were in Miami, hard at work behind the scenes. → Read More

Hamilton County Schools names Teachers of the Year from Thrasher Elementary, Brown Middle and Red Bank High

David Jackson was shocked when Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson surprised him in his classroom at Brown Middle School on Thursday. → Read More

Prayer remains important part of student life in Chattanooga area, even with its controversial history in the region

Prayer in schools remains a controversial issue here in Chattanooga and surrounding areas. → Read More

Leaky ceilings, outdated science labs, shifting foundations: A look inside some of Hamilton County's schools

Editor's note: This is the first story in a three-part series taking a look at Hamilton County's school facilities. → Read More

Hamilton County school bus involved in crash with motorcycle

A Hamilton County Schools bus was involved in a crash with a motorcycle in Highland Park Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Class Notes: Veteran principal to lead new Harrison Elementary, and more education news

Wendy Jung, principal of Harrison Elementary, has been named tapped to lead the new Harrison Elementary that will open for the 2020-21 school year. → Read More

These are the faces of some 'Gratefull' Chattanoogans

Lon Cartwright had to come out and see if "it was for real" — if a community could actually bring folks together for a community potluck. → Read More

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy named Tennessee Charter School of the Year

Hamilton County's nationally known charter school, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, has been named Tennessee's Charter School of the Year by the Tennessee Charter School Center. → Read More

Tennessee lawmakers call for specific definition, cite ambiguity with pay raises and who is considered a 'classroom teacher'

Who gets a raise when "teachers" are promised one? → Read More

TEACHER OF THE MONTH: Gilbert Elementary teacher is a role model through love of reading and students

As long as she can remember, Karen Neal has wanted to be a teacher. → Read More

Howard School Principal LeAndrea Ware named Tennessee's Principal of the Year

A school community that is often recognized for its struggles, is celebrating this year. → Read More