PEF sends regular updates on what’s happening in Hamilton County school reform – progress, problems, and keys to success.  Visit our archives of previous issues below, and please sign up in the box to the right to get updates delivered right to your inbox.

Ed Update Issue 5

November 14, 2013 - There's a brisk breeze outside, the temperatures have dropped, and to-do lists are running longer just as the days grow shorter.  Must be fall!  Autumn is always a busy time at PEF; below, read about the work going on in each of our focus areas. Read the entire newsletter

Special Issue: Did you see the news?

October 9, 2013 - Did you hear? 75 principals will change Chattanooga.  Last week, Hamilton County Department of Education, Public Education Foundation,  local foundations, businesses, and individuals came together to launch a comprehensive Leadership Pipeline to support aspiring, new, and veteran principals.

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Special Issue: Report to Investors

June 4, 2013 - We are pleased to share our annual PEF Report to Investors with you!  Whether you give your time as a volunteer, read our newsletters and social media updates, participate in a PEF initiative, or make a financial contribution, you are an investor.

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Special Issue: Transforming Lives, Focusing Futures

April 12, 2013 - If you watch one video online today, make it this one. And make sure you have a tissue handy for the end.

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Ed Update Issue 4

February 1, 2013 - College and Career Success program associate Janice Neal recently wrote about New Year's resolutions, and put into words what many of us feel: I don't need the stress of not seeing them through! Our College and Career team has found a way to alleviate some of the stress about college by creating a series of workshops called College Knowledge Lunch Breaks.

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Ed Update Issue 3

December 5, 2012 - The last time you read the Ed Update, it was Halloween - it's hard to believe we're past Thanksgiving and and rushing towards the new year!  We're busy with network meetings and professional development, grant applications and planning for next semester.  We imagine your schedules are hectic as well, which is why we invite you to take a quiet minute or two to reflect as we approach years' end.

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Ed Update Issue 2

October 30, 2012 - Are you invested in our community's future?  Invest through PEF.  Over time, our community has reinvented itself to meet the challenges we've faced, whether we needed a cleaner environment or a diversified economic base.  It's time now to take action to solve another challenge - it's time to come together to transform public education.

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Ed Update Issue 1

September 24, 2012 - A little over one month ago, PEF launched our new strategic plan and our new look.  Now we are excited to introduce the new version of our e-newsletter.  Every month you'll receive updates and insights about PEF's work and education news right in your inbox.

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August 2012

We've launched PEF's new strategic plan!  Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter.