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Helping Alaska's future

Education in Alaska is struggling to keep up with the demands placed on it by many entities: increased graduation rates and lower dropout rates, additional electives, increased career/technical offerings, greater accountability, more efficiencies, additional choices - and the list continues. School boards, staff and communities are working to meet these challenges with less and less support and are now teetering on the edge. School districts have continued to reduce teaching and administrative staff as well as supplies, custodial services and an ever-increasing deferred maintenance list.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/helping-alaskas-future
Letters
JDHS senior earns 10 scholarships

Ciera Kelly received 10 scholarships during the recent Juneau-Douglas High School senior scholarship awards ceremony.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/jdhs-senior-earns-10-scholarships
Neighbors
Educator Spotlight: Annie Caulfield

Annie Caulfield is a role model to not only her students but to the Juneau community as well. She encourages students to pay attention to what is happening in the moment, an effective way to live a calming and successful life.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/educator-spotlight-annie-caulfield
Neighbors
JSD, new superintendent seal the deal

Mark Miller, the most recent leader selected to head up Juneau's schools, will earn $7,000 more than his predecessor, Glenn Gelbrich, bringing in a yearly salary of $162,000.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15/jsd-new-superintendent-seal-deal
Local
Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards announced

A well-known Alaskan writer, a bookstore owner, a team creating interactive children's books in Cup'ik, and a program that preserves Alaska Native languages share the Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards for 2014.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-03/contributions-literacy-alaska-awards-anno
Art
Board bumps superintendent pay to $162K

Juneau's next superintendent is getting a pay raise - once someone has been hired to fill the job.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/board-bumps-superintendent-pay-162k
Local
Kodiak will use robots to enhance virtual learning

KODIAK - Soon, Kodiak teachers will be able to roll into classrooms on two wheels. The Kodiak Island Borough School District has purchased 12 telepresence robots to expand the district's virtual learning program.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/kodiak-will-use-robots-enhance-virtual-
State
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...program in providing materials and equipment for correspondence studies. It would be administered by the Association of Alaska School Boards.Education Committee Chairman Gary Stevens of Kodiak asked for an opinion from the state Department of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/legislative-roundup-march-16-2014
State | AK legislature
Senate Education moves bill on grant program

...program to provide materials and equipment for correspondence studies. It would be administered by the Association of Alaska School Boards."The progress for the individual learning plan is monitored by the certified teacher," Dunleavy said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-18/senate-education-moves-bill-grant-progr
State | AK legislature
Board picks firm for superintendent search

...and Washington state-based company, which will charge an estimated $25,000 for its services.The Association of Alaska School Boards Superintendent Search Service was also on the table, along with two other firms. AASB helped the board...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-02/board-picks-firm-superintendent-search
Local

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