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.

Next step in possible Signal Mountain schools breakaway unclear

Published Jan. 19 2018

Signal Mountain's ongoing debate over whether the mountain's schools should break away from the Hamilton County Schools system is at...

Hamilton County Schools superintendent praised after mid-year report

Published Jan. 18 2018

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson's mid-year update was met with approval by most school board members when he presented...

Hamilton County Schools awarded state grant to increase teacher diversity

Published Jan. 18 2018

The Hamilton County Department of Education is one of three districts to receive a state grant to increase the amount...

Hamilton County school board discusses vision, grading system, grant applications and more

Published Jan. 18 2018

Despite students being out of class all week so far, the Hamilton County Department of Education school board meets this...

Chattanooga area parents scramble for child care when schools close [photos]

Published Jan. 18 2018

What do parents do when there's a snow day, but no snow?

Local groups to celebrate National School Choice Week

Published Jan. 17 2018

Several schools in Hamilton County will be participating in Tennessee's School Choice Week next week. Thanks to official proclamations from...

Local students compete in regional robotics tournament [photos]

Published Jan. 14 2018

Students from public schools, private schools, charter schools and even some who are a part of homeschool groups were among...

College freshmen reflect on GEAR UP program [photos]

Published Jan. 13 2018

During high school, Diamond Jones lived out of her car for several weeks after her mother died and her father...

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences welcomes sister city delegation

Published Jan. 12 2018

Chattanooga is celebrating a visiting delegation from one of it's newest sister cities — Tono, Japan — this week, and...

Hamilton County Schools officials schedule next round of community meetings

Published Jan. 11 2018

Hamilton County Schools officials want to hear from you.

UnifiEd launches second phase of bus tour seeking community input on schools

Published Jan. 11 2018

UnifiEd launches the second phase of its bus tour with a visit to the STEM School from 1:30 to 4:30...

Report: Tennessee lax in policing educator sexual misconduct with students

Published Jan. 11 2018

Tennessee lacks clear procedures and policies regarding educator sexual misconduct with students, according to a report released Wednesday.


Hixson High School to expand medical assistant program thanks to grant

Published Jan. 11 2018

Hamilton County Schools' efforts to prepare local students for life after high school, especially for the workforce, just got a...

Report shows Hamilton County students still lagging behind Tennessee peers

Published Jan. 10 2018

The Hamilton County school system is seeing slow, but steady, growth in overall student performance, but it still lags behind...

Red Bank's community school marks one-year anniversary

Published Jan. 10 2018

On Tuesday, the Red Bank Community School — the first effort of its kind in Hamilton County — celebrated its...

Hamilton County Schools names chief talent officer, completing new superintendent's leadership team

Published Jan. 9 2018

The Hamilton County Department of Education has announced one of its last major new staff appointments since Superintendent Bryan Johnson...

Signal mayor calls out Hamilton County school board, superintendent

Published Jan. 9 2018

Signal Mountain Mayor Chris Howley called out the Hamilton County Department of Education and Superintendent Bryan Johnson at Monday night's...

Hamilton County Schools officials present united front against Signal Mountain split

Published Jan. 5 2018

A meeting to discuss Signal Mountain's consideration to break away from the Hamilton County Department of Education ended Thursday with...

Hamilton County Schools officials, town council discuss Signal school split

Published Jan. 4 2018

Hamilton County Department of Education officials, including Superintendent Bryan Johnson, and members of the Signal Mountain Town Council meet this...

Local hat company strives to give microgrants to Hamilton County's public schools

Published Jan. 4 2018

One local entrepreneur hopes to fill some of the gaps in funding at Hamilton County Schools — with hats.