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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-15/empire-editorial-closing-schools-will
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-10/local-teacher-takes-home-top-prize
Local
Concerns block STEM charter school

...homes. 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-21/concerns-block-stem-charter-school
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-04/superintendents-wary-small-school-shutd
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/jsd-expects-two-years-implement-erins-l
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-31/state-archives-closes-access-researchers
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-14/kayhi-softball-season-jeopardized-seas
Sports
Harborview teacher named school's new principal

...final candidates for the position, including one other candidate from within the district, two with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and one candidate from out of state.Candidates were interviewed publicly a week...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-13/harborview-teacher-named-schools-new-pr
Local
Glacier Valley names permanent principal

Interim Principal Lucy Potter has been selected to stay on permanently in her role at Glacier Valley Elementary School. Potter was appointed as interim principal at the Mendenhall Valley school last year until a formal hiring process could be conducted.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-16/glacier-valley-names-permanent-principa
Local

...Community Services, where she also worked as an accounts payable clerk. She retired early from the State of Alaska Department of Education, and she and David spent the last years of her life traveling, spending 20-years on a sailboat exploring...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2015-01-06
Death Notices

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