ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — For years, family and friends teased Misty Baker about how often she fled to her underground storm shelter during bad weather.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Law enforcement and first-responders should be actively involved in school safety planning long before a 911 call is ever placed, school security experts said Tuesday.
Hamilton County hopes to transform some of its worst-performing schools by building its school innovation zone.
The Hamilton County Board of Education hopes to shave some costs from a $45.6 million bid for countywide student busing services.
Stephanie Hopper figures she's driven 72,000 miles over the last five years shuttling her children back and forth from their Soddy-Daisy home to the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts.
Operating on the belief that students can never be too prepared for college, PEF will start offering monthly college information programs for parents, teachers and community members.
It's no Campbell's soup, but the Andy Warhol-inspired art at Calvin Donaldson Elementary is more sophisticated work than you might expect from third-graders.
Dozens of Hamilton County teachers are interviewing to keep their jobs as part of an effort to turn around the district's lowest-performing schools.
Hamilton County Board of Education members hope to streamline the process of upgrading the district's lagging technological infrastructure to maximize purchasing power and ensure security and equality across all 80 schools.
Catoosa County Schools already have seven officers at its three middle schools, three high schools and its alternative school. But that leaves the county's 10 elementary schools with no SRO presence. The school district covers half the cost of the SROs, w
People told them to toss their kids aside. Institutions were better places for them, school officials and doctors would say.
A summer program in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park gave city girl Keylee Jones much more than just an education in the outdoors.
A rush to find solutions and prevent another Sandy Hook Elementary School has marked the days and weeks since the massacre.
Though the Georgia General Assembly hasn't yet convened in 2013, a proposed law to arm school principals already is receiving skepticism from some North Georgia educators
In its heyday the local branch of the NAACP had more than 5,000 members.
A Southeast Tennessee lawmaker hopes that arming some teachers with concealed weapons will give schools at least some form of defense in the face of a massacre such as the December slayings at a Connecticut elementary school.
As modern-day Jews still remember the Passover, local black leaders said their community must hold sacred the annual Jubilee Day, which commemorates the formal end of Ame
TRENTON, Ga. — There's a math bug going around Dade County. And it's affecting more than just the schools.
Some say Hamilton County Schools took a risk when the district became the first in the state to seek TennCare reimbursement for some special education services.
Early this year, a ninth-grader at Hamilton County's STEM school was stumped by an algebra homework problem. So he went online to pose a question to his teacher.
TRENTON, Ga. — Kindergartners overran Dade County High School on Tuesday morning, trekking up and down the hallways, eating in the cafeteria and visiting classrooms.
Local schools welcomed increased police presence, reviewed safety protocol and kept more doors than usual locked on Monday.
It could costs tens of millions of dollars for Tennessee school districts to upgrade outdated technology infrastructure in time for new online assessments in the 2014-15 school year.
The Dade County school community is wrapping its arms around a local family who lost everything in a house fire early Thursday morning.
Pieces of a nearly decade-old middle school reform effort will live on, thanks to a grant of more than $1 million.
D.R. Fraley says he was blindsided when his daughter's teacher was removed from her public school classroom.
Two arms of government offered little more than a sympathetic ear Wednesday to parents outraged over Hamilton County's special education programs.
Hamilton County Schools should move from reactive to proactive when coping with population growth across the county, school officials said Tuesday.
Hamilton County Schools officials hope to put iPads in the hands of all 42,000 of its students over the next few years.
D.R. Fraley didn't know where else to turn.
A new Ooltewah Elementary School will serve as a focal point of the community, local officials said Tuesday.
More than 264,000 students were considered truant in Tennessee last year.
Central High School waited at least eight years for something to happen. Then the roof gave in. And that's what it took for the school's failing roof to be replaced finally.
The Tennessee Department of Education already had designated five Hamilton County schools among the worst-performing in the state.
As most families sat down in front of turkey to give thanks, dozens gave their time Thursday at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
Melinda Martin has big plans for the Central High School library.
To build community buy-in, Blake Freeman organized a parent work day at the end of summer to help spruce up the campus of Soddy-Daisy Middle School.
Though it might look like any old gazebo, the wooden structure behind Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy is modeled after the traditional seven-sided Cherokee Council House.
Hamilton County Schools now can hold students responsible for cyberbullying that occurs off school campuses.
Federal and state investigators are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest for a Sept. 17 fire at Loftis Middle School.
The after-school crowd at Shepherd Community Center is a noisy one.
By most accounts, it's not easy to become a National Board Certified teacher.
The second step of rezoning the Hill City neighborhood for Normal Park Museum Magnet School looks much like the first.
The incumbents will keep their seats on the Signal Mountain Town Council. Incumbent Mayor Bill Lusk won the most votes in the three-seat contest, with Councilman Bill Wallace and Councilwoman Annette Allen following.
Hamilton County Schools will no longer invite family and community members to school cafeterias for holiday meals.
A Hamilton County school bus accident sent two individuals to the hospital this afternoon.
Scores for every tested subject rose this year for Hamilton County schools, according to the 2012 Tennessee Report Card.
When the $21 million Ooltewah Elementary School opens next fall, it will be the county's largest elementary in both sheer size and capacity.
After plenty of giggles and 30 seconds or so of planning, an eighth-grader steps in front of the camera, clapping her arms together imitating the motion of the black-and-white clapper boards used on movie sets.
Students and teachers will get a few more hours together next year as Hamilton County Schools administrators look to pack three more instructional days into the 2013-14 school calendar.