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Committee recommends new math texts meeting state standards

...broader challenge they face in updating technology in schools and providing for equity among students. Board member Barbara Thurston suggested updating as many texts as possible while the district can still get books, before an anticipated move...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-15/committee-recommends-new-math-texts-mee
Local
School board approves charter school contract

...charter school receives more funding per student and that "neighborhood schools end up paying more."Board member Barbara Thurston said small schools in general tend to receive more funding and Means agreed that it is "one of the basic tenets...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-14/school-board-approves-charter-school-co
Local
School board OKs special election

...alternative education should be involved, adding: "The key is to meet the needs of the students."School board member Barbara Thurston presented another angle - finances.Thurston acknowledged there are benefits to keeping the program small, but...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/school-board-oks-special-election
Local
New math adds up for board

...like ebooks, explaining that some students may not have access to devices or the Internet. School board member Barbara Thurston asked about options for students for whom math isn't their strongest subject but who still need to meet the graduation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-20/new-math-adds-board
Local
Freshmen dropped from PE option

...required to earn three credits - three semesters - of physical education before graduating.School board member Barbara Thurston recommended an amendment to allow freshmen the independent option, but none of the other board members supported...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-19/freshmen-dropped-pe-option
Local
JSD plans to expand Tlingit education program to all students

...faced scrutiny in the early 1990s for "identifying too many Natives in special education."School board member Barbara Thurston said she worries that if the district labels fewer Native students as needing special education, some who really...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/jsd-plans-expand-tlingit-education-prog
Local
PE benched with new requirements

...families in the past year."I don't think I can say PE teachers are fully in support of this," school board member Barbara Thurston said. "Students will have a slightly inferior PE education ... but they can take French."PE teachers in particular...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/pe-benched-new-requirements
Local
Thanks for supporting science fair garage sale

...Michaels Yares; and all of the adults and parents: Bill Leighty, Nancy Waterman, Kevin Heffern, Erik Pihl, Barbara Thurston, Bob Saviers, Corrine Marks, Estella Holst, Fred Yares, Joann Simpson, Nadine Marx, Randy Davis, Robin MacDonald...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/thanks-supporting-science-fair-gara
Neighbors
District plans teacher cuts

...college-readiness program to promote independent study, could be eliminated, parent Stefanie Wolter said.School board member Barbara Thurston said the high school principals were concerned about potential reductions of the activities fund. She suggested...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/district-plans-teacher-cuts
Local
My Turn: What the independent PE option means

...to the independent PE program finalized in time for some students to take advantage of it this school year.? Barbara Thurston is a member of the Juneau Board of Education.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-24/my-turn-what-independent-pe-option-me
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