Meghan Mangrum (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6592
Meghan Mangrum covers education for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. She joined the paper in November 2017. Previously, she worked as a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network, reported on education for Chalkbeat, and covered government and tourism for Miami Today. A Florida native, Meghan moved to Chattanooga in 2017. She attended graduate school at the University of Florida and served with AmeriCorps from 2013 to 2015.

UnifiEd presents newly-released APEX project report to Hamilton County school board

Published Apr. 20 2018

UnifiEd, a local education advocacy organization, presented its APEX project report, which has been months in the making, to the...

Hamilton County school board commits $500,000 to school resource officers

Published Apr. 19 2018

The Hamilton County Board of Education approved a proposed budget Thursday night that allocates a half million dollars to school...

Hamilton County school board members dismayed by TNReady testing debacle

Published Apr. 19 2018

As news came down from Nashville that the Tennessee General Assembly had struck a deal Thursday that would ensure students,...

Hamilton County schools chief proposes $500,000 budget allocation for SROs

Published Apr. 19 2018

The Hamilton County school board will vote on Superintendent Bryan Johnson's proposed budget today.

Chattanooga students head to D.C. to meet with Corker, Fleischmann [photos]

Published Apr. 18 2018

Student leaders from Chattanooga are headed to the nation's Capitol today to meet with federal lawmakers tomorrow to talk about...

TNReady online testing window extended by state officials after possible 'deliberate attack'

Published Apr. 17 2018

On the second day of TNReady testing, state education officials made two major announcements Tuesday — the company handling Tennessee's...

Law enforcement, community leaders, elected officials discuss school safety [videos, photos]

Published Apr. 16 2018

Local law enforcement, school and community leaders and elected officials met alongside national experts to talk about school safety Monday,...

Nine Hamilton County public schools affected by TNReady testing problems

Published Apr. 16 2018

School districts across Tennessee, including Hamilton County, reported difficulties logging in to the TNReady online platform for testing Monday.

How Hamilton County school leaders and community members are addressing inequities in area schools

Published Apr. 15 2018

In 17 Hamilton County schools, more than 90 percent of student are minorities from communities of concentrated poverty.

Hamilton County Schools seeks 11 new principals next school year

Published Apr. 13 2018

Hamilton County Schools needs to hire 11 new principals for the 2018-19 school year.

Hamilton County school leaders look to transform middle school experience

Published Apr. 13 2018

Changes in Hamilton County Schools are not stopping with the district rebrand and the launch of the Future Ready Institutes,...

Proposed pay raise a point of contention at Hamilton County school board meeting

Published Apr. 13 2018

A proposed raise for teachers and staff was a point of contention at the Hamilton County Board of Education's Thursday...


Hamilton County Schools chief eyes raising teacher pay, adding student resources in proposed budget

Published Apr. 12 2018

In his first proposed budget, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson is looking to add resources, raise teacher pay and...

Local nonprofit seeks to reduce stress in Chattanooga classrooms

Published Apr. 12 2018

A local nonprofit unveiled a new effort to reduce the stress children and teachers feel in the classroom.

Sixteen Hamilton County teachers receive grants to travel the globe

Published Apr. 11 2018

This summer, 16 Hamilton County educators will have the opportunity to travel the globe, thanks to the national Fund for...

Tennessee scores hold mostly steady on Nation's Report Card

Published Apr. 10 2018

Tennessee's scores are holding steady in most areas on the Nation's Report Card, and the state's own assessments are finally...

Local candidates talk gun laws at Town Hall for Our Lives [photos]

Published Apr. 8 2018

Local candidates for state offices voiced their opinions on gun violence, gun laws and school safety at a town hall...

Activists warn school districts across country about Durham's unsafe practices

Published Apr. 7 2018

National Express Group, the parent company of Durham School Services, which is at the center of ongoing litigation since the...

Ten candidates qualified for 5 Hamilton County school board seats

Published Apr. 7 2018

The race is just about set for the five open seats on the Hamilton County Board of Education.

Kindergarten registration opens online Monday for Hamilton County Schools

Published Apr. 6 2018

Parents of Hamilton County Schools students will now be able to register their students online with the launch of a...