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.

Head of Boys and Girls Club Michael Cranford retiring after 50 years

Published Dec. 11 2018

Decades ago, Michael Cranford remembers leaving his grandmother's house on Oak Street, crossing McCallie Avenue and meeting his friends outside...

Chattanooga law enforcement issues warning for social media threats after recent uptick

Published Dec. 11 2018

Chattanooga law enforcement are cautioning parents and students to be aware of what they are posting on social media.

Presidential historian, Chattanooga native Jon Meacham reflects on George H.W. Bush, qualities of leadership

Published Dec. 10 2018

Empathy - the ability to see the world from someone else's perspective - is not often seen in politics, but...

First installment of Moms for Social Justice's Classroom Library Project completed

Published Dec. 10 2018

On Monday morning, Katelyn Dix's ninth-grade students will find an early Christmas present when they go to English class at...

Hamilton County a reflection of statewide change, Candice McQueen's legacy

Published Dec. 7 2018

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen's tenure leading the state's education department was filled with many challenges, including creating a plan...

Hazing not a factor in alleged rape at Brainerd High School, superintendent says

Published Dec. 7 2018

Hamilton County Schools said there is no indication that Wednesday's alleged rape at Brainerd High School was the result of...

School board to vote on opening enrollment to out-of-zone students at 7 Hamilton County schools

Published Dec. 7 2018

Next week, the Hamilton County Board of Education will vote to potentially open enrollment at seven schools to any Hamilton...

Hamilton County school district hires Brent Goldberg, former Chattanooga chief operating officer

Published Dec. 5 2018

Former chief operating officer for the city of Chattanooga Brent Goldberg is joining Hamilton County Schools' finance department.

What is your school's rating in academics or attendance?

Published Dec. 4 2018

About 6,399 Hamilton County students - nearly 15 percent - missed at least 18 days of school in 2018, according...

Hamilton County Schools must build off 'lessons learned,' says state's school improvement leader Sharon Griffin

Published Dec. 3 2018

For its second meeting, the advisory board that oversees Hamilton County's five worst-performing schools through a collaboration with the state,...

UnifiEd introduces membership model to increase community engagement

Published Nov. 29 2018

Local education nonprofit organization UnifiEd is hoping to pick up more donors and reemphasize its grassroots foundation with the launch...

Hamilton County Schools prepares to seek bids for new bus service contract

Published Nov. 27 2018

Hamilton County Schools is set to release a new transportation contract for bids on Dec. 7 with the help of...

UT interim president Randy Boyd praises Chattanooga campus

Published Nov. 27 2018

The University of Tennessee System's interim president, Randy Boyd, was in Chattanooga on Tuesday for his second official day on...

UTC professor blasts university, alleges he was targeted because he is gay

Published Nov. 27 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga says a professor who emailed students and faculty raising allegations against the university and...

UT Interim President Randy Boyd sets tone for tenure

Published Nov. 26 2018

Randy Boyd, the University of Tennessee's interim president, on Monday unveiled his priorities for the statewide system, a day before...

Chattanooga ranks 138th on WalletHub's best and worst cities for singles list

Published Nov. 26 2018

Blackout Wednesday. Drinksgiving. Thanksgiving Eve. Call it what you will. In recent years, the night before Thanksgiving has become one...

Feeding the hungry, and the soul, on Thanksgiving at Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Published Nov. 22 2018

Vonne Porter clasps her hands and bows her head over the trays of food laid out in front of her....

STEM School Chattanooga students, community partners behind the magic of EPB's holiday windows [photos]

Published Nov. 21 2018

An animatronic Mrs. Claus nods knowingly inside the Gumdrop Green House while elves and a service dog slowly sway outside...

Chattanoogans gather for fifth annual community-wide Thanksgiving potluck

Published Nov. 19 2018

Under the yellow and orange canopy of the trees lining Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, hundreds of Chattanoogans from all...

See some of the faces gathered around the table at Gratefull Chattanooga

Published Nov. 19 2018

Hundreds of Chattanoogans gathered around a 240-foot-long table stretching down M.L. King Boulevard on Monday for a community-wide Thanksgiving potluck.