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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
JDHS academic recognitions for February 2014

...a French pen-pal, applying what she learned in class to a real-life situation with very little help from the classroom teacher. She worked diligently by herself or in a cohesive manner within a small group of students. The end result was...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-23/jdhs-academic-recognitions-february
Neighbors
Senate to take up bill on reading programs

...grade-level reading expectations.The bill requires that an individual plan for each student be implemented by the classroom teacher after notifying the student's parent. The documentation will track the student through his or her academic school...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/senate-take-bill-reading-programs
State
Juneau schools look to cut $4.8M

...elementary-level class sizes from increasing."Let's get our priorities straight, and keep our priority in funding classroom teachers," Carrie Macaulay said in an email to the budget committee.In that email, she proposed reducing the number...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/juneau-schools-look-cut-48m
State | Local
Kake to host gymnasium naming ceremony

...the Year.That respect was well-deserved as his cross-country teams at Mt. Edgecumbe and Kake excelled. As a classroom teacher, Davies set high standards for himself and his students in his math and science classes.Davies is no longer coaching...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-09/kake-host-gymnasium-naming-ceremony
Sports
School budgets getting slashed statewide

...cuts between 2 and 5 percent in 2014, most of which will come at the expense of staff and, in all likelihood, classroom teachers. According to district officials, they simply don't have much of a choice.An evaluation of the Juneau, Ketchikan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-22/school-budgets-getting-slashed-statewid
State | Local

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