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 in Florida, reported on education for Chalkbeat, and covered government, tourism and real estate for Miami Today. A Florida native, Meghan moved to Chattanooga in 2017. She attended graduate school at the University of Florida, where she managed undergraduate student journalists for WUFT News. There she led the award-winning multimedia project "Our Gainesville," as well as Electionland, an information verification effort during the 2016 presidential election organized by ProPublica. Meghan served with AmeriCorps from 2013 to 2015, working in high-needs schools in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a journalism degree in 2013. Meghan enjoys yoga, kayaking and hanging out with her dogs, Sophie and George. You can contact her at or 423-757-6592.

Home school pioneers reflect on education today

Published Aug. 20 2019

Stuart and Tamarah Goggans remember when they were young parents.

Robocall, anonymous survey continue to stir racial controversy in Hamilton County Schools [audio]

Published Aug. 20 2019

A robocall accusing the Hamilton County Schools system of having a "liberal agenda" is concerning community members as the controversy...

Ooltewah High teacher charged with solicitation of minor after allegedly sending inappropriate text messages

Published Aug. 20 2019

Chandler Morris, 24, a former Ooltewah High School teacher was charged with solicitation of a minor by the Chattanooga Police...

Faulty air conditioning, heat prompts East Lake Elementary to close early Monday

Published Aug. 19 2019

East Lake Elementary began dismissal early on Monday due to malfunctioning air conditioning equipment.

Class Notes: Tennessee Aquarium to host students for special 'Sleep in the Deep' event, and more education news

Published Aug. 19 2019

Tennessee Aquarium to host students for special 'Sleep in the Deep' event

Hamilton County school bus hits power pole on Signal Mountain

Published Aug. 16 2019

Some Signal Mountain students were delayed on their way home from school Friday after a Hamilton County Schools bus was...

TNReady: How many Hamilton County students are actually on track?

Published Aug. 16 2019

Hamilton County Schools officials have been celebrating the release of the district's 2019 TNReady and TVAAS results this week.

Hamilton County school board member proposes policy change after 'white privilege' presentation controversy

Published Aug. 15 2019

Two Hamilton County school board members squared off Thursday night over a proposed policy change requiring the district to vet...

How did Hamilton County students perform on TNReady tests this year?

Published Aug. 15 2019

A day after Hamilton County Schools officials announced "historic, unprecedented" growth in student academic achievement, the Tennessee Department of Education...

Hamilton County school board meets day after announcing 'historic' student progress

Published Aug. 15 2019

Superintendent Bryan Johnson is slated to give a deeper look at this year's TVAAS and TNReady scores at tonight's school...

School districts across Tennessee making gains in student academic achievement

Published Aug. 15 2019

Students in more than half of Tennessee's 144 school districts showed growth in academic achievement, according to 2018-19 TNReady test...

Hamilton County Schools student test scores show 'historic' progress, officials say

Published Aug. 14 2019

Students in Hamilton County are making gains when it comes to academic achievement — historic ones — district officials announced...


Tyner Academy students celebrate Future Ready learning lab made possible by EPB [photos]

Published Aug. 13 2019

Students at Tyner Academy are kicking off the school year with a brand-new learning laboratory, made possible through the school's...

Karen Hollis becomes fourth principal at Ooltewah Elementary in less than a year

Published Aug. 13 2019

A fourth administrator has taken over the role of principal of Ooltewah Elementary School in less than a year.

Class Notes: Cleveland High School robotics teacher honored and more education news

Published Aug. 12 2019

Ben Williams, a robotics teacher at Cleveland High School, was named Tennessee Secondary/Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee...

Should teachers talk about race? Here's what educators have to say.

Published Aug. 10 2019

Does the color of a person's skin affect how they do on a test or whether or not they get...

#CLEARTHELISTS: Online fundraiser helps teachers get what they need for their classroom

Published Aug. 9 2019

Washable markers, adhesive colored paper, vinyl page protectors, hand sanitizer, wall tapestries and comfortable, flexible seats for little ones.

Ken Bradshaw of Hamilton County Schools named superintendent of Georgia district

Published Aug. 9 2019

Hamilton County Schools will soon be losing Chief Operations Officer Kenneth Bradshaw, who has been named the sole finalist for...

Hamilton County Schools officials ask for patience with bus troubles as district extends hours of hotline to respond to parents

Published Aug. 8 2019

Late buses, missed stops - these are some of the usual challenges at the beginning of a new school year,...

Students go back to school across Hamilton County [photos]

Published Aug. 7 2019

Five-year-old Evan and his best friend, Thomas, ran back and forth in the gymnasium at Signal Mountain's Nolan Elementary.