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BP honors three Southeast Alaska Teachers Of Excellence

...are from the communities of Cordova, Sitka and Angoon.The BP Teachers of Excellence program is open to all Alaska school districts, recognizing teachers for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. Celebrating its 20th year in...
Alternative Erin's Law bill gets first hearing

...Wilson said district administration has "not had any conversation" about implementation of Erin's Law. Other Alaska school districts have adopted their own, local version of the law."After it didn't pass (the Legislature) last year, with...
State | Local | AK legislature
Cuts meet cuts as city, schools talk budget

...sizes.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller presented the current numbers on class sizes for various Alaska school districts and noted that the average class size in Juneau is already higher than it is other districts. Juneau's average...
PE benched with new requirements

...can more easily satisfy elective requirements that competed with PE class schedules.Juneau is the only major Alaska school district that does not offer any waiver options for the physical education requirement. Anchorage School District requires...
My Turn: From the privileged few to We the People

For the third time in four years, Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, is pushing legislation that would require Alaska school districts to develop an American constitutionalism history curriculum. Four years ago I argued that such a law wouldn't...
Empire Editorial: New school PE rules deserve a workout

...change; it would follow a statewide trend. According to an Empire report last week, Juneau is the only major Alaska school district that does not offer any waiver options for the physical education requirement.In the second draft proposal...
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...harvests in the Tongass produced about $1.3 million in revenue, just 8 percent of the total money given to Alaska school districts. Just getting timber harvests back to levels proposed in the most recent forest plan could produce up to $28...
Youth robotics teams need more coaches

...complete tasks and compete against others. FIRST operates nationwide and has picked up steam in Alaska. Twenty Alaska school districts participate in the program, state coordinator Rebecca Soza said.Soza spoke at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of...
Sitka school district tries to attract teachers

...Pacific Northwest, and another in Seattle open only to Alaska schools for recruitment. At the last event, 17 Alaska school districts participated.Alaska Teacher Placement, a program operated by the University of Alaska system, conducted the...
State | AK legislature
Legislators reach education compromise; vote scheduled for Thursday morning

...million, $32.24 million and $19.94 million each year, respectively. These grants will be divided among Alaska school districts.The $100 million each year includes between $11 million and $12 million in added programs, so the effective...
State | AK legislature


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