Chattanooga 2.0 Releases New Plan Thursday For Birth-To-Career Education Pathway

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

During the last year, Chattanooga 2.0 has undergone an intense strategic planning process with cross-sector partners in Chattanooga-Hamilton County.  Community leaders and volunteers have come together to create a collaborative plan that will advance equity and opportunity in the county, ultimately ensuring the success of young children and students, said officials.

During “Forward Together,” on Thursday, Chattanooga 2.0 will recap the last five years of the community’s progress towards achieving the bold goals set in 2015, as well as release its first report to the community since that time. 

Executive Director Molly Blankenship, recently named to Forbes’ 2021 30 Under 30 List, will lay out new strategies to impact the areas of early childhood, early grade success, college and career readiness, and postsecondary completion in Chattanooga-Hamilton County.

Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire, chief strategy officer at Living Cities, will deliver keynote remarks and accept questions from the audience.

Special guests include Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, and a panel of Hamilton County Schools students.

Free registration for the virtual event is found at chatt2.org/event. It will be held Thursday, from 10 a.m.- noon. 


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Student Scene

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Lee University welcomed authors Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Katie Carlson, and Chris Hansen for three separate events to continue this year’s Writer’s Series. All events, hosted by Lee’s Department of Language and Literature, took place virtually over Zoom. Ms. Clapsaddle read multiple chapters from her first novel, “Even as We Breathe.” “Annette Clapsaddle’s work invites ... (click for more)

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Breaking News

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Opinion

So Long To 3 Local TV Icons - And Response

COVID or no COVID, I cannot comprehend the decision by the owners of News Channel 9 to let go Erin Thomas. I watch that show every morning and (when I can) at 6 p.m. She is outstanding at her job and very versatile doing weather, traffic, news or whatever. Totally at ease, smiling, smart, friendly and professional. What do they want? I think the entire crew is great, including ... (click for more)

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