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Anchorage School District says it won't lay off teachers

...After the Anchorage School Board cut about 60 classroom teacher positions from next school year's budget, teachers...says he expects three staff members who are not classroom teachers will be laid off.___Information from: Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/anchorage-school-district-says-it-wont-
State
With Legislature stuck in limbo, school board passes twin budget plans

...enrollment projection would add a teacher at that school. "If the students are there, it makes sense that we have a classroom teacher there," Means said. The budgets approved Tuesday also adjust for revised levels of funding in other state programs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/legislature-stuck-limbo-school-board-pa
Local
Pure Sole: Athletics and activities

...example, Battle of the Books, choir, orchestra, and spelling bees. These activities are often done with the classroom teacher.Question ? What about the important role sports play in engaging students in school and requiring good grades...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-15/athletics-and-activities
Sports
JSD replaces texts that spurred protests

...their study of the books and in their debate regarding appropriateness of each text for a fourth grade audience. Classroom teachers and students will soon have a new cultural resource in 'Shin-Chi's Canoe' to use during their regular reading...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-08/jsd-replaces-texts-spurred-protests
Local
My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...physical, psychological ills should put healthier, safer, more stable and learning-focused children in the classroom. Teachers should eventually be able to spend more time teaching and less time disciplining, intervening, comforting and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-overdue-ounce-prevention
Opinion
Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

...by Minority Leader Chris Tuck of Anchorage during the 29th Alaska Legislature."Rep. Ortiz's experience as a classroom teacher will be of great value to our caucus as we work to address a growing list of challenges facing the State of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/independent-rep-ortiz-joins-house-democ
State | Local
AEYC hosts early learning conference March 27-29

...presentations. She has been at the forefront of science education for over 28 years, she has been a full-time classroom teacher, professional staff development instructor, conference presenter, keynote speaker, and university professor...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/aeyc-hosts-early-learning-conferenc
Neighbors
Kennedy Center artists to lead workshops for Juneau teachers

...Participants will explore a step-by-step process of integrating science concepts and drama strategies in the classroom. Teachers will also learn about activities that develop teamwork and creative problem solving skills in students, techniques...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/kennedy-center-artists-lead-workshops-jun
Art
Passport to STEM success

...cucumbers and sea stars, and one boy held up a hermit crab, which retracted from the looming giant.In the chemistry classroom, teacher Jennifer Thompson sat with a student who pinched white powders into one of several small containers of clear liquid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-06/passport-stem-success
Local
Empire Editorial: The committee has spoken

...slashing another 35 jobs, many of which will be classroom teachers. The district can save some of those jobs, but...analysis, only 40 percent of the JSD workforce are classroom teachers. Shrinking that percentage will further strain...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-28/empire-editorial-committee-has-spoken
Opinion

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