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.

Hamilton County Schools ramping up drug prevention education following recent scares

Published Oct. 16 2018

Hamilton County Schools leaders are ramping up drug prevention education across the county's schools this fall in response to new...

Hamilton County school board set to vote on superintendent evaluation

Published Oct. 16 2018

Following a lively discussion Tuesday night, the Hamilton County Board of Education is set to vote at its next meeting...

Ooltewah Elementary School principal suspended, reassigned

Published Oct. 16 2018

Tom Arnold, the principal of Ooltewah Elementary School, has been suspended for 10 days and removed from his post at...

Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice hosts Harry Potter-themed kickoff for Classroom Library Project

Published Oct. 15 2018

Taylor Lyons couldn't wait until her son, Raine, started reading the Harry Potter book series by author J.K. Rowling.

GEAR UP program will continue decades of work preparing students for college with new grant

Published Oct. 14 2018

Students in some of the highest-needs schools in Hamilton County will continue to get concentrated support to help them graduate...

Tennessee teacher evaluations highlighted in national report [document]

Published Oct. 11 2018

Quality, comprehensive teacher evaluations have real benefits for both educators and students, says a new report highlighting Tennessee's model.

How Hamilton County Schools' new teacher coaches are trying to support first-year educators [photos]

Published Oct. 7 2018

Hannah Horne circles her first-grade classroom, stopping at each of the five tables to lean in to talk with her...

Chattanooga partners with Harvard's Education Redesign Lab

Published Oct. 5 2018

Chattanooga and Hamilton County are partnering with The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Education Redesign Lab to continue efforts spearheaded...

Educators advise state to 'stay the course' with TNReady testing

Published Oct. 4 2018

Educators across Tennessee are calling for improvements to TNReady, the state's assessment test that has been fraught with problems, and...

School district to work with Soddy-Daisy students to improve school culture

Published Oct. 4 2018

Hamilton County Schools leaders plan to work with students at Soddy-Daisy High School to improve the culture and climate of...

Soddy-Daisy High athletic director to resume post after apology, suspension for 'blame the girls' comments

Published Oct. 4 2018

Soddy-Daisy High School athletic director and assistant principal Jared Hensley has released a statement apologizing for his controversial remarks in...

Hamilton County Schools superintendent tells PTA: 'We've got a lot of work to do'

Published Oct. 3 2018

The Hamilton County Schools system isn't focused on test scores, but on the "process" of improving student achievement, Superintendent Bryan...


Juvenile charged after distributing unknown substance to Brainerd High students

Published Oct. 3 2018

Charges were filed Wednesday against a Brainerd High student that distributed an unknown substance to other students last week, sending...

Chattanooga police investigate after Central High students ate marijuana candies

Published Oct. 3 2018

Police are investigating an incident in which four Central High students were sent to a local hospital Wednesday after eating...

Leader of Pastors for Texas Children speaks to faith leaders in Chattanooga, encourages support of public education

Published Oct. 2 2018

A Texas preacher encouraged local clergy to get involved with — and advocate for — Chattanooga's public schools Tuesday.

Here are the graduation rates for schools in the Chattanooga region

Published Oct. 1 2018

More than 86 percent of Hamilton County students graduated in 2018.

Soddy-Daisy High principal apologizes for athletic director's 'blame the girls' comments as students and parents come to his defense

Published Sep. 27 2018

Soddy-Daisy High School's principal Steve Henry has apologized to the community for comments made by the school's athletic director Jared...

Soddy-Daisy High athletic director says to 'blame the girls' because they 'pretty much ruin everything'

Published Sep. 26 2018

Some Hamilton County parents and community members are outraged after a video featuring Soddy-Daisy High School's athletic director Jared Hensley...

Five Brainerd students hospitalized after taking undetermined substance

Published Sep. 26 2018

Five Brainerd High School students were taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after they ingested an undetermined substance and began...

Hamilton County Schools closed, Walker County Schools delayed Thursday

Published Sep. 26 2018

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday.