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Chattanooga 2.0, Three Years and Counting

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  Chattanooga 2.0 is a city and county-wide initiative. Their goal is to improve opportunities and outcomes for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County students from the moment of their birth until the day they begin their careers. For its first three years, Chattanooga 2.0’s focus has been on early childhood education—preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. As Executive Director Jared Bigham sees it, to truly improve the school system for all students will take a generation.

In last week’s program Dr. Bigham talked to Richard Winham about the organization’s goals and success in changing early childhood education. On today’s program, joined by Dr. Robin Cayce, the Director of Programs for Chattanooga 2.0, Dr. Bigham talks about some of the other challenges facing the organization as they look for ways to improve educational and employment opportunities for all students in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.