Jennifer Crutchfield

Hope Flourishes In A Sea Of Education Woes

Chattanooga is growing fast, adding well-paid new jobs in high-tech industries every day—but studies indicate our schools are not turning out graduates qualified to fill them. What to do? more »

Jan 13, 2016 3:04 PM Cover Story

Being The Best Tree They Can Be

Most of us of a certain age have childhood memories of being in a school play—and the odds are that it was a Thanksgiving play. For many of us, those experiences were pivotal, and concentrating on being the best tree ever ... more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:23 PM Cover Story

What Is UnifiEd and How Can It Change Our Schools?

Everyone has a personal story about education, because it affects each and every one of us. Whether it is a heartwrenching story of lost opportunities or a tear-inspiring tale ... more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Back to the Future: Visions and Venues

Venues with visions stand the test of time, and the Chattanooga Choo Choo is living proof. Built in 1908 from the winning design for an American railroad station, the Terminal Station combined artistic and architectural elements ... more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Street Wise in Chattanooga

"We have a lot of streets that have the same name with different suffixes, and those confusing addresses present a challenge to the E 9-1-1 systems.” more »

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story 4 Comments

Todd Stailey One on One

Jackson Andrews, the Aquarium’s director of husbandry and operations says, “The size and design of our exhibits gives our visitors the chance to experience an ecosystem in a way that, until now, only divers could.” more »

Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM

A history of gratitude

Improvements in health, education, religion, social services, recreation and the arts can all be traced to these families, foundations and their commitment to thankfulness and gratitude. more »

Nov 28, 2013 12:00 AM

Change in the Classroom

Common Core takes that same approach and seeks to prepare American students to be successful in college and careers by providing clear goals for student learning instead of telling teachers how to teach. more »

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM 1 Comments