Ask 10-year-old Lamarianna McDaniel what books she's read and she'll pull a dozen or more from the shelves of her fifth-grade classroom.

A state judge will have to determine whether to believe a student's parents or his teachers as testimony continues in the special education due process case of 10-year-old Luka Hyde, who up until last year attended Normal Park Museum Magnet School.

NASHVILLE — A first-of-its-kind state report finds 5,478 confirmed cases of bullying in Tennessee schools last year with 255 or 4.6 percent of them occurring in Hamilton County.

A Battle Academy physical education teacher is the Teacher of the Week for week five of the Tennessee Titans 2013 football season.

Community members say there's no excuse for the critters making their way through the halls and classrooms of Brainerd High School.

Athletic boosters maintain that there are as many lessons to be learned on the field as in the classroom. Yet the long-standing practice in Hamilton County Schools has left individuals and communities largely on their own when it comes to footing the bill for sports.

If Chattanooga's schools are to improve significantly and they are to produce well-trained graduates, education officials say it will take more than just teachers, principals and students.

Though school enrollment stayed flat this year, the Hamilton County school system needs to get prepared for more growth should Volkswagen announce an expansion of its Enterprise South plant, Superintendent Rick Smith said Wednesday.

For the last four years, a public-private partnership has worked to prepare Hamilton County's school leaders for the principal's office. But a new program unveiled this week will work to make sure those principals get more support once they're on the job.

It was a teacher's dream come true: cases full of pencils and markers. Notebooks stacked from floor to ceiling. A whole room stuffed with art supplies.

Hamilton County Schools will get an additional eight school resource officers thanks to a million-dollar federal grant program.

Whether the setting is a map-dot rural community nestled against the mountains or a stretch of inner-city concrete surrounded by a flurry of activity, two common threads -- age-old Southern traditions -- bind the tri-state area. Football and faith are as much a part of the Southern way of life as an autumn breeze rustling the leaves.

Hamilton County teachers will get their largest raise in five years after the Board of Education approved an across-the-board bonus and pay hike on Thursday.

School superintendents across the state are backing an attempt to call out Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and his policies that have drastically reformed the state's public education system.

Hamilton County teachers are voting on a proposed across-the-board salary increase of 3 percent, plus a one-time bonus of 1 percent — the same proposal school board members will vote on next week.

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