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.

Students immersed in German and the woods at forest school camp

Published Jun. 24 2018

"Blau," said Rosie Garber as she pointed to a blue sheet of construction paper laid out in the grass. Then...

New principals announced for Nolan and Alpine Crest elementary schools

Published Jun. 22 2018

Two more new principals were named for two Hamilton County schools Friday.

UTC college of business renamed after historic $40 million gift [photos]

Published Jun. 22 2018

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the naming of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Gary W. Rollins...

School board slows down search for equity consultant, task force work

Published Jun. 22 2018

Hamilton County school board members on Thursday approved Superintendent Bryan Johnson's recommendations to continue work to address equity in schools,...

Benefits for Hamilton County Schools retirees potentially delayed

Published Jun. 22 2018

Hamilton County Schools retirees will be able to stay on the district's employee health insurance plan while they wait to...

Hamilton County school board discusses equity, policy at quarterly meeting

Published Jun. 21 2018

The Hamilton County Board of Education meets for the first time since they voted to allow the school system to...

More than 130 community leaders write open letter urging educational equity in Hamilton County schools

Published Jun. 20 2018

More than 130 community leaders, advocates and businessmen and women came together Wednesday to stress to the community and, ultimately,...

Education commissioner McQueen meets with advisory board for Hamilton County's 5 priority schools

Published Jun. 19 2018

Leaders from Hamilton County Schools, the state and the community met for the first time Monday with the seven-person advisory...

Educators from across the region gather in Chattanooga to learn about digital fabrication [photos]

Published Jun. 19 2018

Educators and community partners across Hamilton County are showing off some of the school systems' most significant new assets this...

Students are immersed in new language at Language South summer camp

Published Jun. 18 2018

"Rapido, rapido," a tall boy says as he steps forward, urging the line of five other adolescents behind him to...

District breaks ground on Hixson High's new track, other projects underway [photos]

Published Jun. 17 2018

Last week, Hamilton County Schools broke ground on one of a few capital projects planned for this year — a...

Project Search gives students with disabilities real-world job experience [photos]

Published Jun. 16 2018

Chris Konieczny dreams of working as a crime-scene detective.

Tennessee to look for new TNReady testing vendor, won't require every student to test online next year

Published Jun. 14 2018

In response to another year of problematic testing across the state, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Thursday the state...

School leaders prepare for Future Ready Institutes launch [photos]

Published Jun. 14 2018

Teachers, school officials and business leaders are gearing up for the launch of Hamilton County Schools' new Future Ready Institutes...

Sponsors for school electric race car program needed [photos]

Published Jun. 12 2018

Soon, more Hamilton County students will be building and racing electric power cars, as local nonprofit green|spaces looks to expand...

Theater program to be revived at The Howard School [photos]

Published Jun. 10 2018

In a blue sport jacket and a pair of shorts, John Lennon paces around stacks of dusty chairs, clusters of...

Benwood commits more than $240,000 to help launch new Howard Middle School

Published Jun. 9 2018

Hamilton County Schools plans to hire the new Howard Middle School principal a full year before the school opens, as...

Several key departures bringing more changes to Hamilton County school system

Published Jun. 8 2018

With the end of the school year came the end of lengthy careers for some employees of the Hamilton County...

Hamilton County Schools' Equity Task Force set to bring in diversity consulting firm

Published Jun. 7 2018

Hamilton County Schools' Equity Task force is proceeding with bringing in national consultants to help the district and community partners...

Summer kindergarten readiness program, Camp K, kicks off in Hamilton County

Published Jun. 5 2018

The latest attempt to ensure Hamilton County's youngest residents are ready for kindergarten has kicked off.