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.

Five things to look for on Thursday's school board agenda

Published Aug. 15 2018

The Hamilton County school board meets Thursday for the first time since students returned to class last week.

Local organization provides backpacks, school supplies to meet student needs

Published Aug. 14 2018

Pencils, crayons, glue sticks, loose-leaf paper, rulers - these are some of the supplies that can help a student have...

Safety, security assessments completed at majority of Tennessee schools

Published Aug. 14 2018

A comprehensive assessment of schools and district safety procedures across Tennessee will be completed by the end of the...

Few out-of-zone students enrolled in Hamilton County School's Future Ready Institutes

Published Aug. 13 2018

With the beginning of the new school year in Hamilton County last week came the launch of one of the...

Ten Hamilton County classrooms start year without a teacher

Published Aug. 13 2018

At least 10 classrooms started off the school year without a teacher in Hamilton County.

Bryan College announces Future Ready Institute at East Hamilton School

Published Aug. 10 2018

Bryan College is the newest partner to sign on with Hamilton County Schools' Future Ready Institutes initiative.

'Money mender' offers back to school, family finance tips

Published Aug. 9 2018

School supplies, new clothes and tennis shoes, a fresh haircut, activity fees and class photos — back to school season...

First day of school jams traffic; East Ridge police respond to family dispute at elementary school

Published Aug. 8 2018

Some parents and students in Hamilton County spent a little extra time with the back-to-school jitters Wednesday morning.

Five things to know for the first day of school in Hamilton County

Published Aug. 7 2018

Here are some things you should know to help the first day of school go smoothly.

Former education secretary addresses Hamilton County's urban educators

Published Aug. 6 2018

A panel featuring a retired educator, a preacher and a former gang member spoke Monday about the culture and challenges...

District leaders, families gearing up to go back to school

Published Aug. 5 2018

Dozens of families braved the heat Saturday to celebrate and prepare for one of the biggest days of the year:...

Volunteers help Spanish speakers traverse school registration process [photos]

Published Aug. 3 2018

As families gear up for school to start next week, volunteers in Hamilton County are helping the growing population of...

School board: Newcomers capture 2 of 5 seats

Published Aug. 2 2018

The Hamilton County Board of Education will get two new members next month.

Hill takes District 6 school board seat

Published Aug. 2 2018

Jenny Hill is leading opponent Michael Henry for the District 6 Hamilton County school board seat.

Smith keeps District 3 school board seat

Published Aug. 2 2018

In District 3, which includes the Hixson, Lakesite, Middle Valley and Big Ridge areas, incumbent Joe Smith, 64, is in...

Chattanooga Prep opens its doors to first class of boys [photos]

Published Aug. 2 2018

Despite the Election Day traffic, despite the steady downpour of rain, despite first-day jitters, there was joy in the air...

Majority of Project Inspire's 7th cohort graduates join Opportunity Zone schools

Published Aug. 1 2018

Twenty new teacher residents graduated from Lee University last week through the Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire residency program.

Chattanooga 2.0 evaluates first two years, looks ahead

Published Jul. 31 2018

Two years into its work, Chattanooga 2.0 is looking at how to accelerate the progress its coalition of business and...

Horizon PAC enters education politics arena, spends $22,000 on advertising

Published Jul. 30 2018

With Election Day looming, there's another political action committee focused on education in town.

Shaking up the system: Changes, restructing define superintendent's first year on the job

Published Jul. 29 2018

Bryan Johnson likes to rearrange the furniture in his home, positioning the pictures frames and decorations just so. But a...