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Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...viewed as an attack on Native and rural culture, especially considering a savings of under $6 million, the Alaska Department of Education estimated. Most Alaskans would prefer education funding go untouched, but that's not the reality the state...
Local teacher takes home top prize

...fourth-grade instructor inspire excellence. Now, almost 40 years later, Meiners is still earning gold stars.The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development named Meiners Alaska's 2016 teacher of the year at Saturday's Association of Alaska...
Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

...Borough School District, has been named Alternate Teacher of the Year.The Alaska award is given by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development as part of a nationwide program sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers...
Schools in jeopardy

...attract families to the area with the promise of a school.Elizabeth Nudelman, the finance director for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, said immediate savings would total roughly $5.9 million if only the average daily...
State | Local | AK legislature
Low enrollment equals $287K loss for JSD

The official October enrollment figure submitted to the Alaska Department of Education shows the Juneau School District missed the mark on projected enrollment - and the district's budget will suffer for it."We...
Concerns block STEM charter school Poorer students typically do worse on state assessments compared to others, according to data by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.Legal guidance on this matter, however, revealed the STEM school's focus on students...
Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

...Mat-Su Borough School District, changing the minimum to 50 could affect one or two smaller schools. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development bases funding for juvenile residential centers such as the Johnson Youth Center on beds...
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

It's been two years since Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, introduced Erin's Law legislation in Alaska, and in just two more years, she'll see all Alaska schools educating students about sexual abuse and maltreatment.
State archives closes access to researchers

...the Alaska State Archives has closed its research room until further notice.In a message released by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the archives stated that all of its holdings are in the new collection vault, which...
KayHi softball season jeopardized by seashell fragments found in Dudley Field

...but Garrison said the borough wouldn't be able to tap the remaining funds without the approval of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.A more likely source would be the borough's recreation capital improvement project...


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