UnifiEd In The News


January 2: School choice in Hamilton County: 4 things parents should know (Times Free Press)


November 29: UnifiEd introduces membership model to increase community engagement (Times Free Press)

October 17: Some Hamilton County school board members hope to reignite equity conversation (Times Free Press)

July 20: Sohn: When will we get real about school stores? (Times Free Press)

July 13: Building Power for Change & New Eyes on Equity for the Future (Chattanooga News Chronicle)

June 7: Hamilton County Schools’ Equity Task Force set to bring in diversity consulting firm (Times Free Press)

May 30: District 4 candidates face-off in last Hamilton County school board debate series (Fox Chattanooga)

May 30: School inequity at forefront of Hamilton County school board District 5 candidates debate (Times Free Press)

May 23: Meet the District 5 school board candidates (Times Free Press)

May 15: Anderson Touts Youthful Enthusiasm, Highlander Experience At District 9 Debate (Chattanoogan.com)

May 9: District 9 candidates for school board to face off in debate (Times Free Press)

May 9: District 6 candidates debate role of the Hamilton County school board at 2nd debate [photos] (Times Free Press)

May 8: Series of debates highlight Hamilton County School Board candidates (WDEF)

May 8: Chattanooga 2.0 And UnifiEd To Host Debate With School Board Candidates (Chattanoogan.com)

May 8: Candidates for Hamilton Co school board Dist 8 seat meet for debate (WRCB)

May 8: District 8 candidates face off in first Hamilton County school board debate (Times Free Press)

April 27: Hamilton County School Board Candidate Debates Scheduled Throughout May (Chattanoogan.com)

April 20: UnifiEd presents newly-released APEX project report to Hamilton County school board (Times Free Press)

April 15: How Hamilton County school leaders and community members are addressing inequities in area schools (Times Free Press)

March 25: Hamilton County schools to convene Equity Task Force (Nooga.com)

March 24: Pam’s Points: Sorting the costs of loving, protecting our kids (Times Free Press)

March 23: Equity Task Force created for Hamilton County Schools (WDEF)

March 22: Hamilton County Schools launching task force to address inequities in schools [photos] (Times Free Press)

March 21: Battling School Segregation (The Pulse)

March 12: UnifiEd executive director steps down to lead political action committee (Times Free Press)

March 10: Guns in schools? Seek school staff, student perspectives (Times Free Press)

March 1: Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. March 5-9 (Chattanoogan.com)

February 1: UnifiEd identifies 10 focus areas for Hamilton County public schools (Times Free Press)

January 11: UnifiEd Launches Round Two Of APEX Bus Tour (Chattanoogan.com)

January 11: UnifiEd launches second phase of bus tour seeking community input on schools (Times Free Press)


December 15: Imagination Station Site Of APEX Bus Tour In Collegedale (Chattanoogan.com)

December 15: APEX Bus Tour on This N That (Channel 9)

December 14: UnifiEd’s research outlines concerns facing Hamilton County residents (Times Free Press)

December 13: UnifiEd goes on the road to get public’s input on Hamilton County public schools (Times Free Press)

December 11: Tennessee Valley Reacts to Viral Bullying Video (Channel 12)

November 19: Cook: The most important place in Hamilton County (Times Free Press)

November 15: UnifiEd team to study community input on public school inequities in Hamilton County (Times Free Press)

November 14: 1 week left to give community feedback on school inequities (Nooga.com)

November 5: School officials must put meat on bones of capital plan (Times Free Press)

October 13: New UnifiEd committee aims to give all Hamilton County students equal chance at success (Times Free Press)

September 17: Sohn: School needs call for a plan, not a bunch of deals (Times Free Press)

September 17: Cooper: Spending school money wisely (Times Free Press)

September 16: Parents, school board members respond to UnifiEd letter (Times Free Press)

September 15: “Brews and News” Facebook Live event (Times Free Press)

September 15: Audit Of County School Spending Is Warranted – And Response (Chattanoogan.com)

September 13: People speak out about funding Hamilton County schools (Channel 12)

September 12: UnifiEd calls for accountability, multi-year plan for Hamilton County Schools funding (Times Free Press)

September 12: UnifiEd Calls For Accountability And Multi-Year Plan For New School Funding (Chattanoogan.com)

August 23: New round of EdTalks focuses on disparity in Hamilton County schools (Times Free Press Metro Community News)

August 16: Unifi-Ed Has a Plan for Improving Hamilton County’s Schools (WUTC Around & About)

August 16: EdTalks to focus on school system inequities (Times Free Press Community News)

August 11: Sohn: The sins of our failures are failing our kids (Times Free Press)

August 10: Twenty years after schools merged, new leader faces similar challenges (Times Free Press)

August 9: New Hamilton County Schools superintendent meets with parents, community (Times Free Press)

August 7: Inequity, lack of money in area schools among issues cited in education forum (Times Free Press)

August 4: School Turnaround Expert Suggests Acknowledging the Issues (Chattanooga News Chronicle

August 4: Education Forum and Meeting of Unity Group of Chattanooga (Chattanooga News Chronicle)

August 3: Lundy: Public education belongs to the whole community (Times Free Press)

August 3: UnifiEd seeking community’s help to improve Hamilton County education (Nooga.com)

August 2: UnifiEd challenges community to tackle classroom inequities in Hamilton County (Times Free Press)

August 1: Education Forum And Meeting Of Unity Group Of Chattanooga Is Sunday (Chattanoogan.com)

July 19: Applications Now Open For APEX Project Steering Committee (Chattanoogan.com)

July 14: UnifiEd seeking input to address school inequity (Times Free Press)

July 9: UnifiEd launching plan to address Hamilton County school inequalities (Times Free Press)

June 23: UnifiEd Stoking Public Interest in County Schools’ Issues (Chattanooga News Chronicle)

June 23: Courthouse Rally: Parents Insist on More School Money (Chattanooga News Chronicle)

June 21: Hamilton County Commission approves $691.5 million budget (Times Free Press)

June 21: County Commissioners Vote on “Balanced Budget” with No Tax Increase (Channel 12)

June 21: Hamilton Co. Commissioners pass Mayor Coppinger’s 2018 budget (Channel 9)

June 20: Community Asking for More School Funding in 2018 (Channel 3)

June 20: UnifiEd seeks more funding for Hamilton County schools ahead of budget vote (Nooga.com)

June 18: New Hamilton County Schools superintendent shares vision for district’s future (Times Free Press)

June 16: Dr. Kirk Kelly to retire from Hamilton County Schools? (Channel 9)

June 8 : Hamilton County Commission receives 2018 budget proposal (Times Free Press)

June 7: 2018 budget submitted to Hamilton Co. Commissioners Wednesday (Channel 9)

June 6: County Budget To Rise By $11.8 Million, County Schools By $8 Million Without Tax Increase (Chattanoogan.com)

June 6: UnifiEd on This N That talk show (Channel 9)

May 31: ‘EdTalks’ provide venue to voice school funding concerns (Times Free Press Community News)

May 31: Hamilton County educational leaders work to get more parents involved (Channel 9)

May 23: EdTalk Series Announced: Public Invited To Discuss, Take Action On Public School Funding (Chattanoogan.com)

May 22: UnifiEd hosts series of school budget meeting talks (Nooga.com)

May 9: Hamilton Co. school board budget presented to county commissioners (Channel 9)

May 5: UnifiEd Says There Is No Public Plan For Superintendent Selection (Chattanoogan)

May 5: UnifiEd sends letter to school board asking for transparency in superintendent search (Channel 9)

May 2: A Budget For Our Children with HCDE School Board’s Tiffanie Robinson (Camp House Podcast)

April 24: Hamilton County Schools Announce New Superintendent Finalists (Channel 12)

April 21: Parents react to Hamilton County school board member’s suggestion to raise taxes (Channel 9)

April 20: Hamilton Co. teachers, students ask school board for more money for education  (Channel 9)

April 19: UnifiEd campaigns for increased school funding  (Channel 9)

April 18: New Campaign Pushes Hamilton County To Prioritize School Funding (Chattanoogan)

April 11: UnifiEd launches campaign to increase school funding (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

March 30: 28 short films about Hamilton County public schools to debut this weekend (Nooga.com)

March 28: UnifiEd Hosts Video Launch Block Party To Share Public Schools’ Great Stories (Chattanoogan)

March 26: Celebrating school climate: UnifiEd hosts block party to roll out school video series (Chattanooga Times Free Press)


Nov. 3: UnifiEd Ask School Board To Include Community In Superintendent Search (Chattanoogan)

Oct. 27: Hamilton County school board agrees to hire superintendent search firm (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Oct. 18: UnifiEd urges school board members to involve community in superintendent search (Channel 9)

Sep. 16: Hamilton County school board in disagreement about how to move forward in superintendent search (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Aug. 17: Parents, Teachers Meet at UnifiEd to Discuss Education Improvement (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Aug. 16: UnifiEd Launches Hamilton County Public School Guide (Channel 9)

Aug. 16: New Online Guide Provides Information About Hamilton County Public Schools (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Aug. 4: A Look at the Hamilton County Department of Education’s 2016-2017 Budget (Channel 9)

Aug. 4: Passing the baton: UnifiEd names new executive director (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jul. 8: State of Education: Town Hall Meeting Addresses Key Issues (Channel 3)

Jul. 3: Thursday’s forum focuses on challenges, realities facing Hamilton County schools (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jul. 1: District 1 candidates lay out plans for Hamilton County school board (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jun. 30: State of Education: Town Hall Meeting addresses key issues (Channel 3)

Jun. 22: UnifiEd to host school board debate (Nooga)

Jun. 21: UnifiEd Hosts District 4 School Board Candidate Debate Thursday (Chattanoogan)

Apr. 22: Hamilton County school board in disagreement over new interim superintendent (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Apr. 15: Start It Up Episode 61: What if Public Schools Were Startup Companies (Part 2)? (WUTC)

Apr. 2: Chattanooga nonprofit director stepping down (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Mar. 25: North Shore Community Voices What They Want in Next Superintendent (Channel 3)

Mar. 24: North Shore community voices what they want in next superintendent (Channel 3)

Mar. 22: Two Meetings Held in Hixson for School’s Future (Channel 12)

Mar. 21: Community expressing support for UnifiEd despite Rhonda Thurman comments (Channel 9)

Mar. 21: UnifiEd Holding Leadership Summits (Channel 12)

Mar. 18: UnifiEd Responds to Rhonda Thurman’s Comments at School Board Meeting (Channel 9)

Mar. 14: Community Reacts to Superintendent Rick Smith’s Retirement Notice (Channel 9, Fox)

Mar. 10: UnifiEd still not satisfied with school board’s buyout vote (Channel 9)

Mar. 8: Community Voices Clashing Opinions on Rick Smith’s Future as Superintendent (Channel 9, Fox)

Mar. 8: Election for Hamilton County School Board Seats (Channel 12)

Mar. 2: Harrison Elementary 3rd graders to use iPad donations to boost reading, math (Channel 3)

Feb. 23: Community members voice what they want in next superintendent (Channel 3)

Feb. 22: Community Wants Input in New Superintendent Selection (Channel 9)

Feb. 10: Community schools could streamline services (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jan. 31: Wanted: Interim superintendent to bring stability, leadership to Hamilton County schools (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jan. 29: UnifiEd is hosting an Action Planning Workshop (Channel 9)

Jan. 15: UnifiEd Discusses School Board’s Progress on Changing Policies (Channel 9)

Jan. 14: Hamilton schools out of compliance with state law for hazing, bullying policy (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jan. 14: School District Now Has Procedure for Reporting Harassment or Abuse (Channel 12)

Jan. 13: Hamilton Co. School Board Creates New Citizens’ Committee to Help Stop Bullying (Channel 9)

Jan. 12: School Board Member Martin Names Special Citizens Advisory Committee To Help With School Bullying Issues (Chattanoogan)

Jan. 12: New anonymous reporting system for bullying in Hamilton County Schools (Channel 3)

Jan. 7: Making Hamilton County’s Anti-Bullying-Hazing Policies Conform With State Underway (Channel 9)

Jan. 6: Group Says Hamilton County Schools Are Not in Compliance With Bullying Laws (Channel 12)

Jan. 5: UnifiEd Claims Hamilton County Not Following State Guidelines on Bullying (Channel 9)

Jan. 5: UnifiEd Calls For Immediate Compliance With State Bullying Law; Asks Independent Investigation Of Ooltewah High Program, Other Schools (The Chattanoogan)


Nov.12: November League of Women Voters Meeting Features UnifiEd (The Chattanoogan)

Nov.7: Sohn: Our schools need reinvention, and now is the time (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Nov.6: Education Expert: Socioeconomic segregation hurting poor children (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Nov.5: Education Expert to speak today in Chattanooga (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Nov.4: UnifiEd Hosts A Discussion With Richard Kahlenberg On Socioeconomic Integration In Public Schools (The Chattanoogan)

Aug. 24: School board changes public comment rules (Nooga)

August 16: UnifiEd Launches Hamilton County Public School Guide (Chattanoogan)

Aug. 14: Start It Up Episode 34: Unifi-Ed Launches the Pact for Public Education (WUTC)

Aug. 11: UnifiEd Launches Pact for Public Education  (Channel 12)

Aug. 11: UnifiEd: “In Order to Inspire Our Best, We Must Hire Our Best” (Channel 9)

Aug. 11: UnifiEd announces Pact for Education (Channel 3)

Aug.11: Unifi-Ed Launches its Pact for Public Education (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Apr. 17: School board sends $434 million budget to County Commission (Nooga.com)

Feb. 18: UnifiEd continues push for easier public comment at Hamilton County school board meetings (Chattanooga Times Free Press)


Dec. 12: UnifiEd calls for school board transparency, accountability (Nooga.com)

Sept. 30: UnifiEd Hosts Community Summit On Public Education (The Chattanoogan)

Sept. 29: Chattanooga nonprofit plans four-point ‘Pact for Public Education’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Sept. 18: UnifiEd Hosts Education Summit (Chattanooga’s News Channel 12)

Sept. 17: UnifiEd to host community meetings on public education (Nooga.com)

Aug. 28: What Is UnifiEd and How Can It Change Our Schools? (The Pulse)

Aug. 27: Twenty-five organizations named to compete in The Greater Race Sept. 13 (Nooga.com)

Aug. 4: How to navigate this week’s Hamilton County election (Nooga.com)

Jul. 31: Response To UnifiEd Survey From Candidates For Districts 3, 6, 8 (The Chattanoogan)

Jul. 29: UnifiEd Releases School Board Candidate Survey (The Chattanoogan)

Jul. 7: UnifiEd is Hosting Debates With the District 5 and District 9 School Board Candidates (WUTC)

Jul. 7: UnifiEd To Host District 5 And 9 School Board Candidate Debates (The Chattanoogan)

Jun. 15: Unified to seek more unity in public school community (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Jun. 15: New nonprofit aims to help public schools in Chattanooga area (Chattanooga Times Free Press)