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August 29, 2014 • , , • Tennessee Valley Parents
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Southeast Tennessee STEM Hub STEM Teaching Fellows

This summer, PEF and our Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub honored 35 educators from 12 school districts in Southeast Tennessee who graduated from our year-long STEM Teaching Fellows program. We also recognized educators in the 2014-2015 incoming class of STEM Teaching Fellows.

August 21, 2014 • , •
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PEF And HCDE Celebrates Leadership Fellows 15th Anniversary

In 15 years, more than 400 teachers and principals have completed the PEF-HCDE Leadership Fellows program. A program that organizers say sets teachers up for a bright future in education.

August 18, 2014 • , •
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What’s Right With Our Schools: Bess T. Shepherd Computer Devices

A big grant is putting technology in the hands of students at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary.

August 16, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Computers for all: East Lake, Shepherd students gifted with Chromebooks

Children at East Lake Elementary School knew something was up Friday morning when as community members, media and parents flooded their building. Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students filed into the auditorium and sat on the floor, all chatting excitedly. Once Principal Joyce Lancaster took to the podium on stage, they fell silent.
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard it this quiet,” she said with a laugh.

August 15, 2014 • , •
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Hamilton County Schools Get $100,000 Grant

The gym at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary school was filled with cheers and smiles today. “All of you will have a laptop computer..” shouts of joy rang out after that announcement.

August 15, 2014 • , •
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PEF Grants Announced At 2 Local Schools

Two local schools have some new, high tech tools to help educate their students.

August 15, 2014 • , •
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East Lake, Shepherd Elem. Schools receive $50,000 tech grants

What better way to end the first full week of school, than by handing over dozens of new technology devices to a cheering student body? It happened today, not once, but twice at two very deserving Hamilton County elementary schools.

August 15, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Bess T. Shepherd Elementary gets 100+ Chromebooks for students

This morning, Principal Valerie Brown of Bess T. Shepherd Elementary asked her students if they could have anything to help them learn better, what would it be? Not just money or textbooks, she told them, but technology. Specifically, the 169 Chromebooks she revealed the school has bought for their students and staff, through a $50,000 grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for children.

August 11, 2014 • • Tennessee Valley Parents
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PEF, HCDE, UTC, Chattanooga Chamber Celebrate Principal Leadership Academy

For the 5th year in a row the Public Education Foundation and the Hamilton County Department of Education are partnering with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the Principal Leadership Academy. Each year about a small group of HCDE leaders go through the Principal Leadership Academy, a year of intense training where aspiring principals learn from education experts and business mentors to help prepare them for the rigors of successfully leading a school.

August 7, 2014 • , •
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Project Inspire on WDEF’s This Morning

Project Inspire’s Mark Neal talks to Joe Legge about teacher residency.

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