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Principal Sharon Vaughn leaving Ringgold High after 10 years

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Some familiar faces will be in new places when Catoosa County students return to school this fall.
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Whitwell High, Jasper Elementary principals to be re-assigned

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Superintendent Dr. Mark Griffith said, "The moves are what I feel we needed to do to move the school district forward."  More>>

Tyner principal to retire, other changes for Hamilton schools

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Several Hamilton County schools will have new faces in the principal's office this fall, as the annual shuffle begins.
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Normal Park principal Levine to spend year in Washington

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Normal Park Museum Magnet School principal Jill Levine has announced she will take a sabbatical during the next school year to take a position in the U. S. Department of Education. Here is the text of her letter to parents:Dear Normal Park Parents, I am writing to share some exciting news with you. I will be taking a one-year sabbatical during the 2014-2015 school year in order to serve as the first full time Resident Principal at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. As you ... More>>

Rhea County High senior to graduate with 85 college credits

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Rhea County High senior Rebecca Hilleary is going where few students have gone before: to her high school graduation, with almost 3 years worth of college credits. More>>

3D printer big attraction at Dayton City School

Valarie Nevans, Alyssa McGinnis & Nathan Toliver with Dayton City School's 3D printer Valarie Nevans, Alyssa McGinnis & Nathan Toliver with Dayton City School's 3D printer
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A new 3D printer is expanding educational opportunities at Dayton City School. More>>

North LaFayette Elem. teacher honored for life-saving deed

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2nd grade teacher Audra Shepherd of North Lafayette Elementary was honored by WRCB, Red Robin and O'Charley's for her role in saving a student's life during a recent choking incident.
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Sign Language class benefits all students at Heritage High

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Heritage High School in Catoosa County is one of only six schools in the state to offer an American Sign Language class.  Teachers say it's a great benefit to both hearing students and their deaf classmates. More>>

Athens' Ingleside Elem. wins $5K, School of Promise Award

Dr. Gary Stark and Ingleside Elem. Principal Debbie Harrison Dr. Gary Stark and Ingleside Elem. Principal Debbie Harrison
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Ingleside Elementary School, an Athens City School, has won a national award, including a check for $5,000.
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Common Core controversy continues

Sue, Autumn and Aaron Jerd are now home schoolers. Sue, Autumn and Aaron Jerd are now home schoolers.
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The Common Core standards, gradually being implemented in Tennessee and most other states, are said to encourage critical thinking to solve math problems.  They also focus on advanced thinking More>>

Well-known educator Alicyn Wilkey dies at 42

Alicyn and Greg Wilkey at a book signing in 2013. Alicyn died Friday. Alicyn and Greg Wilkey at a book signing in 2013. Alicyn died Friday.
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Alicyn Wilkey, a well-known educator in Hamilton County died suddenly Friday while preparing for her workday at Brown Academy. She was 42 years old. More>>

Dual enrollment paying off for Chattooga Co. High students

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Chattooga County GA High School students are taking advantage of dual enrollment classes, offered by Georgia Northwestern Technical College. More>>

Central High cheers cancer-stricken student with head shaving party

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Central High students are getting their heads shaved in support of junior Chris DeRogatis, who learned last week he has cancer. More>>

Walker County adding 20 minutes to school day

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Walker County schools will add 20 minutes to the end of each school day to make up for lost time due to snow days. More>>

Athens Middle teacher Kevin Winters wins $25,000 Milken Award

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Kevin Winters of Athens Middle School, was awarded $25,000 in a surprise assembly today from the Milken Foundation.  More>>

School Board Chair Mike Evatt will not run for re-election

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School Board Chair Mike Evatt will not run for a second term this year. More>>

Bradley Central's "Cave" store gives students business, design experience

"The Cave" store at Bradley Central High is open for business "The Cave" store at Bradley Central High is open for business
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A newly remodeled school store at Bradley Central High School is paying off for students in various career and technical classes. More>>

"Rock Skool" in Fort Oglethorpe attracts aspiring rock stars

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Mark Ferguson's Rock Skool in Fort Oglethorpe is teaching the next generation of rock 'n roll stars to sing and play, focusing on the hits of the classic rock era. More>>

Woodmore teacher says iPad pilot program is effective

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Woodmore Elementary's fourth graders are enjoying the benefits of a pilot program, enabling every student to use an iPad to do their daily assignments. More>>

Dade Schools Superintendent Shawn Tobin to retire in May

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Shawn Tobin will step down as Dade County Schools Superintendent on April 30. More>>

GPS students try out drone, Google Glass

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Chattanooga's Girls Preparatory School is introducing a new drone and Google Glass to its technology department. More>>

Unum grants provide boost for Hamilton school teachers

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Unum awarded more than $50,000 in grants to 52 Hamilton County teachers for innovative teaching programs. More>>

Judge sides with Hamilton schools in special education case

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An administrative law judge has sided with Hamilton County schools in the recent special education hearing regarding a parent who disagreed with the transfer of her child from Normal Park to Red Bank Elementary. More>>

"Dickens Christmas" at Hickory Valley Christian School

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Fezziwig Feast celebrated at Hickory Valley Christian School. More>>

Lookout Valley students support Forgotten Child Fund

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Lookout Valley's Freshmen Academy raised money to help Chattanooga's Forgotten Child Fund. More>>

BiLo donates $6,000 to Walker County schools

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Walker County Schools say thank you to a sizable donation from area BiLo stores. More>>

Dalewood students share their Christmas

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Students at Dalewood Middle School help out at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. More>>

Middle College High School likely to get new name

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"Middle College High School at Chattanooga State" is a mouthful to say, but it's proving to be a big asset for Hamilton County Schools and Chattanooga State. More>>

Blue Ridge School Running Club keeps kids moving

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Blue Ridge Elementary School in Dalton keeps kids in shape with an early morning running club. More>>

East Side, Brainerd among teacher incentive grant recipients

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East Side Elementary, Brainerd High, and 11 other Hamilton County Schools are among winners of the states Teacher Incentive Fund grants. More>>

Jill Levine selected for Principal Ambassador Fellowship

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Normal Park principal Jill Levine has been selected by US Education Secretary Arne Duncan as a Principal Ambassador Fellow. More>>

McMinn County's Jill Pierce wins international education honor

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McMinn county educator Jill Pierce has been chosen to take part in Microsoft's Expert Educator program. More>>

GPS names new head of school

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Autumn Graves will be the new Head of School at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga.
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Marion Co. High agrees to cancel 2014 spring football practice

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Marion County's high school football program will continue with a regular schedule in 2014, but will cancel spring practice after recent violations reported to the TSSAA. More>>

College Board honors McMinn County Schools

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McMinn County Schools are honored by the College Board. More>>

GPS Turkey Train helps Food Bank

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GPS conducted its annual Turkey Train to help the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. More>>

Little change in proposed 2014-15 Hamilton schools calendar

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73 percent of Hamilton County school district employees prefer the current school start dates and vacation periods.  School Board members are expected to approve the calendar for 2014-15 on Thursday. More>>

Tennessee releases re-designed State Report Card

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The newly designed State Report Card for Tennessee schools is now online. More>>

Georgia names "Reward" and "Alert" schools

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Trion Elementary, Brookwood Elementary in Dalton, Chickamauga Elementary and Chattanooga Valley Middle are named Georgia Rewards Schools for high performance. More>>

Soddy-Daisy students get the real story on crime scene investigations

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The UTK Forensic Anthropology Center visited Soddy-Daisy High School to educate students and dispel myths about crime scene investigation. More>>

Single-gender classes boost scores at 2 schools

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Single-gender classrooms are scoring highly in two Hamilton County schools. More>>

Hillcrest celebrates "library in every classroom"

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Thanks to a gift of $100,000, Hillcrest Elementary School now has 16 book nooks, or mini-libraries, in each classroom. More>>

Ider High's Homecoming Queen is special-needs student

Taylor Mitchell, with her father Charles, crowned by last year's queen Lace McMahon Taylor Mitchell, with her father Charles, crowned by last year's queen Lace McMahon
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Taylor Mitchell, a senior special-needs student at Ider High School, has been crowned Homecoming Queen.  Taylor has cerebral palsy, and was not expected to survive her first year of life. More>>

Murray County works to boost school safety

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Schools in Murray County, Georgia now have resource officers in an effort to boost safety and security in each of the county's 13 school buildings. More>>

Bagley Middle School wall honors former students

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Bagley Middle School adorns its walls with photos and success stories of former students who have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields. More>>

Smith tells PTA leaders about upcoming school challenges

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Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith was quick to point out recent successes in the school district, but told PTA leaders that some challenging times are ahead. More>>

Cleveland Middle has state's first medical science class

Teacher Ginger Crouch at Cleveland Middle School. Teacher Ginger Crouch at Cleveland Middle School.
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Tennessee middle schools could benefit from a medical science class being piloted at Cleveland Middle School. More>>

McMinn County High student charged with cyber-bullying

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A McMinn County High School student has been charged with cyber-bullying. More>>

School Patrol: Jim Jarvis named Ooltewah High principal

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Ooltewah High principal Mark Bean has been suspended, along with an assistant principal.  Jim Jarvis, another assistant principal at the school is running the school until further notice. More>>

Hamilton Co. teachers and Supt. Rick Smith get raise, bonus

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Hamilton County School Board members have approved an across-the-board 3 percent raise, and one time, 1 percent bonus for all full time school district employees. More>>

Hamilton schools plan student iPad purchases

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First on 3: Hamilton County schools will soon see an influx of new technology, including more personal devices for student classroom use. More>>

Cleveland teacher uses cell phones as classroom learning tools

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Cleveland High's Erin Hattabaugh is among a growing number of teachers who are encouraging the use of cellphones as learning tools in the classroom. More>>

Hamilton schools 20-day enrollment down slightly from 2012

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Hamilton County schools 20th day enrollment decreased by 32 students from the same period last year.
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Central High: "Case of the Missing Auditorium"

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Central High students say their school was promised an auditorium when it was built in 1968, and it's time for Hamilton County to deliver on that promise. More>>

New Red Bank Middle School celebrates opening

Principal John Pierce, Supt. Rick Smith and County Mayor Jim Coppinger accepted $1,000 checks from Architect Vance Travis Principal John Pierce, Supt. Rick Smith and County Mayor Jim Coppinger accepted $1,000 checks from Architect Vance Travis
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The new Red Bank Middle School was dedicated Wednesday. More>>

CSAS observes 50th anniversary of MLK speech

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CSAS students and teachers observed the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech on Wednesday on the school's front lawn. More>>

New Saddle Ridge school a showcase for Walker County

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Saddle Ridge Elementary/Middle School in Walker County, GA is providing iPads for it students, along with a much-needed improvement in school bathrooms: privacy. More>>

Red Bank High senior chosen for Boys Nation

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Josey Janow of Red Bank High is Hamilton County's first student chosen to attend Boys Nation in Washington. More>>

Silverdale Baptist Academy opens new High School building

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Silverdale Baptist Academy celebrates the opening of a new high school building, featuring classrooms with modern technology. More>>

New Ooltewah Elementary opens with "room to grow"

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The new Ooltewah Elementary School provides more space, modern learning tools and a scenic setting for students in a growing community. More>>

UTC's Camp GEAR UP prepares urban students for college life

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UTC Camp GEAR UP is winning rave reviews from middle school students who are being challenged to develop teamwork and classroom skills during the summer. More>>

Top Bradley Co. educator joins Lee University faculty

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Dr. Jason Robinson, an award-winning Bradley County teacher, is joining the faculty of Lee University. More>>

Supt. Rick Smith: Paycheck delay due to "miscommunication"

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Hamilton County teachers paychecks were missing from their bank accounts this morning.  School officials say they're working to resolve the problem. More>>

Tyler Long's family responds to Murray Schools request for funds

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The family featured in the documentary "Bully" has responded to a request for costs filed against them by Murray County Schools. More>>

UPDATE: Red Bank High grads work to save the "brick students"

Red Bank High class of 1957 (from yearbook) Red Bank High class of 1957 (from yearbook)
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Red Bank High alumni are working to save the iconic "brick people" sculpture that has welcomed students at the school's entrance since 1955.
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Tennessee educators pleased with T-CAP results

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Tennessee students showed progress on statewide TCAP results announced Thursday. More>>

Hamilton County Schools celebrate ESOL students

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Hamilton County School's English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students will star in the multicultural stage production, Coming to America, on Thursday June 27 at the Choo Choo.
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Soddy-Daisy High principal Gilbert hits the ground running

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Danny Gilbert is ready for the challenge of being principal at Soddy-Daisy High School. More>>

Rivermont Elementary to get new fitness trail

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-  Rivermont Elementary held a groundbreaking for their fitness trail project.  Rivermont was awarded $14,000 through a Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga grant. More>>

Tennessee teachers in Common Core training

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Tennessee teachers complete their first week of summer training in the new Common Core standards program. More>>

New Whitfield principals include Stan Stewart at Coahulla Creek

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Dr. Stan Stewart will be new principal of Whitfield County's Coahulla Creek High School, succeeding Philip Brown, who resigned.  Several other principals were also announced Wednesday. More>>

Several principal changes for Hamilton Co. Schools

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Sources tell Channel 3 that Zac Brown will be the next principal of Howard High School, succeeding Paul Smith.  Brown has been principal of East Ridge High since 2010. More>>

Principal Paul Smith bids farewell to Howard High

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Howard High principal Paul Smith spoke to Channel 3 School Patrol as he prepared to pack up his belongings and begin his new job as Chattanooga's Public Safety Coordinator. More>>

SCHOOL PATROL: Soddy-Daisy High, Howard, CSAS will have new principals

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Soddy-Daisy High, Howard High and Chattanooga School for Arts & Sciences will have new principals this fall. More>>

Danny Gilbert gets principal's post at Soddy-Daisy High

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Danny Gilbert has been named as the new principal of Soddy-Daisy High School, replacing John Maynard. More>>

Orchard Knob Elementary wins Gold Medal nutrition award

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Orchard Knob Elementary wins statewide school fitness and nutrition award. More>>

School Board gives Supt. Rick Smith good report card

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Hamilton County School Supt. Rick Smith is in line for a new four-year contract after a positive evaluation from School Board members. More>>

Silverdale Baptist Academy earns food drive 1st place trophy

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WRCB and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank honored Silverdale Baptist Academy for donating 23,959 pounds of food in the 2013 Share Your Christmas Food Drive. More>>

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