Public Education Foundation

For the past eight years, the Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga has been offering professional people with an undergraduate degree in Math, Science or Engineering an opportunity to teach in a Secondary School classroom while at the same time earning a graduate degree in education in fourteen months. The object of the program is to recruit dedicated teachers to work in disadvantaged schools in Chattanooga.

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

Chattanooga's Public Education Foundation is hosting the first-ever event in its 25-year history.  On Wednesday, October 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel, the foundation will host a luncheon celebrating its 25 -year partnership with Hamilton County public schools.  WUTC's Blake Blum is speaking with Shannon Edmonson, the PEF's Development & Communications Officer.

Colleges and Universities work with all students to ensure success.  Students with learning differences or special needs are provided with the help they need to successfully achieve their degree.