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April 21, 2015 • • newschannel9.com
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This N That: East Side Elementary wins grant

East Side Principal Stephanie Hinton and PEF’s Shannon Edmondson discussed the East Side Read 180 lab upgrade and expansion with Brian Smith, thanks to a prestigious grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children.

April 16, 2015 • • WRCBTV.com
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3 Plus Your Schools: East Side Elementary

PEF’s Shannon Edmondson and East Side educators Stacey Hooper (Read 180 teacher) and Nina Johnson (literacy coach) spoke with Julie Edwards about the expansion and upgrade of the Read 180 lab, courtesy of funding from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children.

April 15, 2015 • • WDEF.com
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News 12 This Morning: East Side Elementary

Assistant Principal Dr. Greg Wilkey and PEF’s Shannon Edmondson talked to Joe Legge about the school’s grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children to expand the Read 180 lab.

April 9, 2015 • • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Two greater Chattanooga area elementary schools share $100,000 in Annenberg grants

Blythe-Bower and East Side Elementary School in Chattanooga were the two local winners this year in the ongoing grant program to serve elementary schools with high concentrations of poor children. The program is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children has paid for $850,000 worth of improvements in Southeast Tennessee, including a reading lab, multimedia facility, art studio, media center, classroom technology, playground improvements, science lab, classroom book nooks, Chromebook laptop computers and a student leadership program, Public Education Foundation officials say.

April 7, 2015 • • Chattanoogan.com
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$100,000 Grant Awarded To East Side Elementary And Cleveland’s Blythe-Bower Elementary

The Public Education Foundation has announced two grants totaling $100,000 from The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children to East Side Elementary in Hamilton County and Blythe-Bower Elementary School in Bradley County. This is the sixth year of a collaborative effort between PEF and The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children resulting in significant financial support to 10 area schools.

March 18, 2015 • , • WDEF.com
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Teacherpreneur update

Lindsey Hagan and Patricia Russell of Bess T. Shepherd Elementary, joined by PEF’s Lauren Wade, talk to Channel 12 about their Leadership Think Tank.

March 18, 2015 • , • WTVC.com
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Teachers become Entrepreneurs

Teacherpreneur Dan Basler of Ganns Middle Valley joined PEF’s Lauren Wade on Channel 9’s “This N That.”

March 11, 2015 • • Chattanoogan.com
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Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise Hosts Money School Event March 21

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE), a local nonprofit housing organization, will host the inaugural Money School event on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the downtown Chattanooga Convention Center. Money School is a free financial education opportunity open to the public. …In addition to CNE, local organizations participating in the day include …Public Education Foundation…

March 9, 2015 • , • WTVC.com
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Chattanooga Joins Nationwide Effort to Attract More IT Jobs

‘I hear from companies that they have a hard time filling good, middle class IT jobs. I want those jobs to be filled by Chattanoogans, and this initiative makes that more likely,’ said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. …Local organizations that make up Chattanooga’s TechHire Task Force include…PEF.

March 9, 2015 • , • Nooga.com
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Chattanooga joins White House effort to fill tech jobs

Chattanooga is one of 21 communities across the U.S. hoping to fill open technology jobs by providing better access to new training opportunities. The White House-backed TechHire initiative urges progressive municipal leaders, educators and employers to help train Americans for approximately 120,000 unfilled jobs. [PEF is a local partner in this effort.]

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