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Kelli Gauthier

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Sometime this week, Martha Stewart likely will sit down at her Bedford, N.Y., farmhouse to a dinner of boiled silver queen corn and peach cobbler with produce she bought from the Chattanooga Market.

Three years into a statewide open enrollment policy, most North Georgia students seem pretty happy to stay at their zoned schools.

It’s time to pull out your family photo albums and start thinking like a historian.

Is there anything Martha Stewart doesn’t do well? Nope. Just ask her.

Although a federal judge temporarily has blocked some of the more controversial components of Georgia’s tough new immigration law, some anxious Hispanic families already have left North Georgia, leaving school officials wondering about the impact on fall enrollment.

To keep math and science teachers from leaving the classroom for higher-paying jobs, Georgia officials now are giving them extra pay.

A week of on-and-off strong thunderstorms won’t have much impact on the rest of this year’s weather — in fact, it’s pretty normal, officials say.

During a telephone interview at 10 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, TV star-turned-entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel was having what most people would call a chaotic morning. For her, though, it was light duty.

About half of Northwest Georgia public school systems met or exceeded state standardized test score averages, while the other half struggled to keep up, CRCT data show.

DALTON, Ga. — Some Whitfield County students will walk farther than their driveways to catch the bus this fall as the district does away with countywide door-to-door transportation.

Elected officials in Collegedale have about two weeks to get creative with their budget and find extra money to save their library.

In return for greater flexibility to teach students the way they see fit, Calhoun City and Gordon County school districts are placing themselves under higher scrutiny and becoming charter school districts.

Larry Bunch uses Renoir to teach geography and Picasso to teach math.

The first time Melissa Jones honked her horn as she drove into the crowded Whitfield County housing developments with a truckload of food, she was greeted by a line of children, eager for lunch.

Georgia education officials on Thursday released the first of what will be a string of summer test results, most showing that Georgia students have improved slightly over last year in key subject areas.

In the national race to raise high school graduation rates, Tennessee and Georgia have posted some of the best and worst numbers in the nation, respectively.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — A watched chicken egg never hatches. That was, among other things, what students in Walker County Schools’ gifted program learned Wednesday at a summer enrichment camp at LaFayette Middle School.

It came down to this. One last chance for Howard School of Academics and Technology to prove that its students could learn, that its teachers could teach. One last chance to prove that the school could be what it once was.

Courtland Freeman bought his first gun in fourth grade. For weeks he saved up the $2 allowance his mother would give him. When he had stashed away about $60, he walked to a neighbor’s house down the street and traded the money for a .22-caliber handgun and five bullets.

A group of people trying to start a charter school in Gilmer County say their struggle is a perfect example of why a statewide charter approval commission should not have been ruled unconstitutional.

It’s going to take a little time, but Ringgold students will be coming home.

The news came in a tweet: Trion City Schools developed an iPhone app.

Ladies, hand-stamp some party invitations and pour yourself a Skinnygirl Margarita — Martha Stewart and Bethenny Frankel are coming to town.

Alice Ozma was right at home Monday at Rossville Elementary School. Sitting cross-legged on a navy blue carpet, surrounded by eager kindergartners, she began to read aloud.

Students in Ringgold will be some of the only ones in Georgia this month not taking the standardized tests that could exempt them from the soon-to-be-obsolete Georgia Graduation Test.

After a tornado nearly ripped the roof off his Apison home, David Schilling didn’t even take time to put on shoes before sprinting out of his basement into his pitch-black neighborhood.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — It was a starry, starry night Wednesday at noon in Walker County.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Walker County Schools officials unveiled a new 92-seat planetarium today at their science and technology center on Pond Springs Road.

As the two men stood on the edge of the road, squinting into the sun to look at the rubbled remains of what once was a house, they realized their similarities.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this afternoon toured Apison neighborhoods devastated by last week’s tornados.

After she’d wiped away tears started by seeing pictures of her son’s destroyed middle school, Ringgold resident Kristy Heflin wanted answers.

The United States’ strategy to deal with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi hasn’t worked so far because there isn’t an actual plan, former U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North said at a fundraiser here Thursday.

TRENTON, Ga. — If it hadn’t been raining that February day in Afghanistan, Monday’s homecoming might have been a much more somber affair.

The square in Trenton, Ga., was lined almost the entire way around today as several hundred people waved flags, held banners and saluted as Joey Ferguson, a local Marine wounded in Afghanistan, returned home.

Before Chattanooga’s downtown can flourish, the city needs to fill about 1 million square feet of vacant office and retail space.

Central High School senior Amber Forester remembers having only about 20 students in her freshman English class.

Hamilton County Schools officials have an idea how county commissioners should spend part of the $6 million in payment-in-lieu-of-taxes money, which the two groups have battled over for control.

Hamilton County Schools officials proposed “a very aggressive budget strategy” Thursday, which included closing three schools.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales said today the district may have to close three schools to balance next year’s budget.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales said today the district may have to close three schools to balance next year’s budget.

Despite a legal opinion saying Hamilton County commissioners can keep about $6 million in tax money slated for schools, members of the local school board still hope to change their minds.

Artists start nonprofit to bring art to elementary schools.

Godfrey Saunders sat in the back row, pumping his fist, whispering, "Yes, yes!"

If education can turn around the poorest neighborhoods in Harlem, there's no reason it can't do the same in Chattanooga.

Hamilton County commissioners and school board members battling for control of $6 million sit down together for the first time on the evening of Valentine's Day.

No one is quite sure what to expect when the Hamilton County school board and County Commission meet Monday to duke it out over school funding, but both parties claim they're going in with open minds.

In 18 years on the job, only one child has ever seen him.

A divided school board voted 5-4 Thursday night to withhold proposed one-time cash bonuses for all employees.

The Hamilton County Board of Education this evening has voted down a motion to provide one-time bonuses to all employees.

At a time when educators and business leaders are calling for graduates to be better prepared for life after high school, the ACT scores at 26 of 31 regional high schools went down in 2010, records show.

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