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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/youth-robotics-teams-need-more-coaches
Local
Success or bust?

...million, $32.24 million and $19.94 million each year, respectively. These grants will be divided among Alaska school districts. Between the BSA increases, grant funding and other initiatives included in HB278, the total education package...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/success-or-bust
State | AK legislature
Legislature ends session

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/legislature-ends-session
Local | 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-24/legislators-reach-education-compromise-
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/sitka-school-district-tries-attract-tea
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...fiscal year 2014, that amount is $5,680. Alaska school districts also receive money from municipal governments...it has not changed the BSA since 2011. Most Alaska school districts have responded to rising health insurance and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-lawmakers-agree-increasing-stude
State | AK legislature
Fairbanks wants no part of schools insurance pool

...Fairbanks North Star Borough officials have appealed to the Interior delegation to block a bill that would require Alaska school districts to pool employee health insurance plans.Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-09/fairbanks-wants-no-part-schools-insuran
State
As mining booms in Southeast, so does mine training program

...introductory course for high school students was distributed this year via Alaska's Learning Network, a coalition of Alaska school districts around the state. Students could attend remotely by watching a live video stream of classes or listening in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-18/mining-booms-southeast-so-does-mine-tra
State | Local
Ketchikan school board considers opposing SB90

...paying more money to participate, school officials in Ketchikan say.If passed, Senate Bill 90 would require all Alaska school districts to join a statewide insurance pool. The plan would require districts to contribute a set amount despite the marital...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/ketchikan-school-board-considers-opposi
State
Empire Editorial: Making good news better

...But the news the Empire heard this week from University of Alaska President Pat Gamble was not good for any Alaska school district.Gamble told the Empire's Editorial Board on Tuesday that many youth from Alaska's public schools are having...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-26/empire-editorial-making-good-news-bet
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