CHATTANOOGA (AP) - A new group in Chattanooga has formed with an aim to improve Hamilton County's public schools by finding success stories and them to other schools.

Shift Chattanooga was formed in response to a 2009 survey in the community that attracted 26,000 responses and identified education as residents' greatest concern.

The group will hold its first meeting Aug. 31. Helen Davis Johnson, co-founder of a local nonprofit organization, says the group will recognize success and hold schools and leaders accountable for replicating that success.

Johnson says she thinks "there's a lot of great things going on in public education" and the group hopes to play up those successes.

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