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Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

JUNEAU - A loan program designed to help cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs. The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs.
Campbell awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation

CFRE International has named Keni Campbell a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Accountability is a very important concept in a democratic society. Perhaps the best bottom line definitions are "to be responsible" and "to be answerable.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Gates sends $4.9 million to Alaska JUNEAU - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Alaska Council of School Administrators a $4.9 million grant to improve education in Alaska. The grant will enable the Alaska Staff Development...
Bait and switch on education funding

No one understands better than school administrators - superintendents, business officials and principals - how difficult it is to balance a budget, and we admire Gov. Murkowski for his courage to propose drastic reductions in state spending.
Aligning fiscal principles with rhetoric

When asked in a press conference about supporting an increase to the base student allocation (BSA), Gov.
Bill seeks delay in exit exam

Paula Savikko's class of sixth- and seventh-graders was working on fractions when Gov. Tony Knowles walked in this morning to announce legislation that would delay the high school exit exam by four years.

...Knowles has proclaimed Nov. 17 as School Principals Recognition Day. According to a press release from the Alaska Council of School Administrators, the governor cited the importance of instructional leadership in schools, in addition to the guidance...
Legislators hear pleas for steady education increases

The legislature opened public hearings on the state operating budget Tuesday, and from Juneau heard mostly concern about education funding.
Parnell speaks to high schoolers at UAS

The second spring session of the University of Alaska Southeast's Center for Mine Training began Tuesday evening with a high-powered special guest speaker. Gov.


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