Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga.
Honors include a Kansas Associated Collegiate Press First Place Award for series writing, a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for in-depth reporting, as well as a statewide education award for reporting on the school finance crisis in Kansas.
Kevin is always open to hearing your story ideas or tips and can be reached at (423) 757-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- Tennessee kicked off its most ambitious teacher training program in history on Tuesday, as thousands of teachers gathered to learn more about the changes that will accompany the new Common Core State Standards.
The Hamilton County Board of Education will vote this week on whether to give Superintendent Rick Smith a raise of about $25,000.
Howard School Principal Paul Smith is confident that Chattanooga's oldest school will be in good hands when East Ridge High Principal Zac Brown takes over in the fall.
Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith could be in line for a raise of about $25,000.
Bradley County may become one of the first school systems in Tennessee to allow some teachers to arm themselves in the classroom.
Though they wield paint brushes, dance on stage and craft sculptures, local teachers of the arts say they can feel somewhat isolated from Chattanooga's vibrant arts scene.
Not enough Tennesseans are earning college degrees — a problem policymakers and college leaders are trying to fix.
A study highlighting the chasm between the performance of Hamilton County's best and worst schools put school leaders' feet to the fire over allowing such inequality to persist and shoved the issue of the system's achievement gap into the spotlight.
It's still sinking in. That's what three fresh high school graduates say about the recent news that their college studies — as much undergraduate and graduate education as they want — won't cost a dime.