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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
Gastineau school hosts first Art Walk

...by each of the school's 290 elementary students. Students at Gastineau generally create art with their regular classroom teacher, using "art kits" created for each grade by Elementary Art Specialist Nancy Lehnhart. Through the Elementary...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-01/gastineau-school-hosts-first-art-walk
Art
Alaska Editorial: Added education funding is good news

...isn't the answer to improving our schools.""Too much money goes to administration and not enough goes to the classroom.""Teachers are paid too much.""Let parents use some of that public money to send their kids to private school."And...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-30/alaska-editorial-added-education-fund
Opinion
Letter: Reverse your mistake, JSD

...language arts materials, rather than retaining valued teachers, in order to continue to pursue their agenda.Classroom teachers should be retained above all other needs. As teachers know, smaller class sizes make a huge difference. Three...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-17/letter-reverse-your-mistake-jsd
Letters
Alaska Editorial: Education funding needs to rise

...coming fiscal year. Superintendent Pete Lewis says the district can handle it - by eliminating 50 or more regular classroom teachers. That would increase the average class size in grades one through three to 25.5 students from 24. We can't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-11/alaska-editorial-education-funding-ne
Opinion
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

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