Read 20 Participates In Read Across America On Friday

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Read 20 will be participating in the national Read Across America event on Friday

Read 20’s first event will be at Hillcrest Elementary, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Later in the day, Read 20 will go to Woodmore Elementary for a 12:30 p.m. reading presentation.


Chattanooga State's May Nursing And Allied Health Information Sessions

The Nursing & Allied Health Division at Chattanooga State offers monthly information sessions for students interested in health care professions. Most sessions last one hour and are not mandatory, but strongly recommended. The following programs do require mandatory attendance: Radiologic Technology, EMS, Health Information Management and Dental Assisting.  Program ... (click for more)

PEF's Stacy Lightfoot To Speak To U.S. Senate Panel On Wednesday

PEF's Vice President of College and Career Success Stacy Lightfoot will testify before a U.S. Senate congressional panel on Wednesday , at  10 a.m.  in Washington, D.C. She will talk about what kind of guidance and support low income and first-generation college students need to successfully complete a college degree. Officials said, "Stacy has helped ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)