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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...
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...
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...
Auke Bay playground revamp gains momentum

...reallocation of funds is allowed, Means explained. However, approval by the CBJ Assembly, and eventually the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, is also required.Assembly member Jessie Kiehl, the board's liaison to the Assembly...
Fewer kids, less funding

...decline in enrollment by approximately 83 students, compared to last year's 4,813 students reported by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.The report also shows the school district missed the mark by more than two dozen students...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...before, more than half of the state's schools had been labeled as failing by the federal standards. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development only expected the state's scores to go down from there."I am pleased that we have...


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