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JDHS assistant principal interviews today

Candidates for the position of assistant principal at Juneau-Douglas High School will go through public interviews today. Interviews with the four finalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School in room 206.
House Finance balks over planned exiting exit exam

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee expressed concern Tuesday over how the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development would terminate the high school exit exam under a bill being considered.The bill, sponsored by Rep. Pete...
AWARE's 2014 Women of Distinction

AWARE will be hosting its 18th annual Women of Distinction Banquet and Silent Auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Centennial Hall, celebrating four women who have made outstanding contributions to the Juneau community.
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My Turn: State money will compromise private schools' autonomy

The state of Alaska (and before that, the territory of Alaska) has had a long and varied history related to the schooling of kids.
Empire Editorial: When two is less than one, subtraction is the answer

This month, the Alaska Legislature's education subcommittees are considering four competing measures that would eliminate the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam. Among the four is a proposal included as part of Gov.
Alaska below national average in AP exam scores

JUNEAU - Alaska students' scores on Advanced Placement exams are lagging behind the national average.
Two "Percent for Art" projects announced

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, on behalf of the University of Alaska Anchorage, has announced application requests for exterior and interior public artwork to be commissioned for two different public buildings: the new Alaska Airlines Center, a multi-purpose sports arena, and the new Engineering and Industry Building. Both are located in Anchorage. This Request for Qualifications is open to all professional artists residing in the Unites States. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFe at:
Part of the curriculum: Swimming lessons in the schools of Juneau

Juneau schools play a huge role in how our children grow up, teaching skills above and beyond the academic: for fourth-graders in Juneau's public schools, they are also taught swimming and water safety.
Continuing the discussion on education in Alaska

In reading some of the responses to my previous article in the Juneau Empire, I noticed a common argument among those who disagreed with me and who are opposed to SJR 9 (and its companion measure in the House, HJR 1).
Senate to take up bill on reading programs

...many elements in this bill," said Dr. Susan McCauley, director of teaching and learning support for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, to the committee.The bill calls for the state to attach the participating school's...


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