Life got tougher Thursday for teachers and school employees whose spouses get health insurance through the Hamilton County Department of Education.

A high-speed fiber-optic network that will connect more than 330 schools and 250,000 students across North Georgia is the first of its kind in the nation, its founders said.

The Hamilton County school board didn't waste time Thursday changing the way the school system's health care plan handles spouses.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith is either terrible at long-range planning or about as good as he can be — depending on which school board member graded him on his annual evaluation that became available Friday.

Should it cost an extra $100 a month out-of-pocket for Hamilton County public school teachers and employees to keep their spouses on the school district’s health plan, raising the monthly cost to $533 for families?

Grit and hard work got Allen Elementary School in Soddy-Daisy recognized Thursday as one of the top schools in Tennessee, Principal Earlene Weeks said.

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved nearly $3 million in contracts with four architects for design work at four schools.

Children at East Lake Elementary School knew something was up Friday morning when as community members, media and parents flooded their building.

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When sheriff's deputies confronted Aaron Roden inside Westview Elementary School early Tuesday morning, they saw a man wearing nothing but boxer shorts, dangling from a TV holder secured to the rafters.

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A proposal to charge teachers and school employees an extra $100 a month to keep their spouse and families on the school's health care plan got a cool reception Wednesday from the Hamilton County School Board.

Ellie Jaynes was a little nervous as she returned to Westview Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

The Public Education Foundation on Tuesday released the names of all 15 winners in the city's first "Teacherpreneur" competition.

School enrollment should jump in Hamilton County once Chattanooga’s Volkswagen assembly plant starts building VW’s new sport utility vehicle, schools Superintendent Rick Smith said.

When a student gets caught with a smartphone now in a Hamilton County public school, the phone can be confiscated.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Hamilton County school district parents registering their kids for school Monday morning — depending on whether the parents could prove where their children lived.

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