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More Tennessee high school seniors are graduating, and they’re doing better on the ACT test.

The high school graduation rate has improved for the third year in a row at Georgia’s public schools, climbing to 72.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday.

The Tennessee Department of Education named a Hamilton County Schools principal as its 2014-2015 Principal of the Year.

The $21-million Ooltewah Elementary School, which opened last year, has an empty art classroom and an unused science lab because the Hamilton County Department of Education hasn't employed elementary school art teachers for years. And the school doesn't have money for a full-time science teacher, either.

NASHVILLE — More than two decades before national Common Core education standards became a target for critics, then-President George H.W. Bush and his education secretary unveiled their own ambitious strategy for improving the nation's ailing schools.

Tennessee leads the nation in low-paying jobs — and that goes for educational consultants who coach teachers, too.

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.

Brent Hurst made school history in Dunlap, Tenn., on Wednesday.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

The Hamilton County School District moved closer to its long-range goal to shut down Alpine Crest, DuPont and Rivermont elementary schools and replace them with a new, supersized elementary school where the Hixson Pike YMCA now stands.

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