Tim Omarzu covers education for the Times Free Press.
Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California.
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An iconic photo shows a teenage Bill Clinton shaking hands in 1963 with President John F. Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden.
Dianne Cox knows people who'd rather do their income taxes than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a 108-question form that needs to be filed annually for college students to get most kinds of financial aid.
Fights aren't common at Ooltewah Elementary School, but if one occurs, chances are that Principal Thomas Arnold can see who started it by reviewing footage from one of the school's security cameras.
A rash of break-ins on Signal Mountain has some residents there wishing the city would follow in the footsteps of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and install cameras to record the license plate of every vehicle that comes through town.
Of the 102 seniors who graduated last year from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, all but three went on to college, and the three who weren't college-bound enlisted in the military.
Council approves it unanimously
Signal Mountain Middle-High School will soon be patrolled again by a Signal Mountain police officer.
State committee's report calls for increase but obstacles remain
A new report that calls on Tennessee to increase teachers' pay shows that the state shortchanges school districts right out of the gate.
State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he knew coming into Tennessee that as Gov. Bill Haslam's personally recruited "change agent" in education he would "upset the apple cart" and encounter "push back" from the state's education establishment.
Some departments likely to experience cuts, while others gain
Faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have embarked on a process to help figure out how to reallocate $5.5 million, or roughly 5 percent of the campus' overall budget.
$14.5 million annually is at stake for schools
The Hamilton County Department of Education loses out on about $14.5 million annually because Tennessee doesn't fully fund the school district through its Basic Education Plan.