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JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...about 300 Juneau School District students enrolled in AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, a national college readiness program for which the district pays membership fees and trains school staff.But with a total price tag of $440...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-11/jsd-little-known-program-makes-big-diff
Local | AK legislature
Gone too soon

...Bull instead."In school, Billy was most recently involved with the early scholars program and AVID, a national college readiness program. She was planning on going to UAS, her mother said."She wanted to take general courses before deciding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/gone-too-soon
Local
Juneau school board takes up budget recommendations

...instructional coaches - teachers tasked with training other teachers - from six to two, Holst said, and eliminate the college readiness program AVID entirely. Eliminating four instructional coaches would save the district $400,000, and eliminating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-05/juneau-school-board-takes-budget-recomm
Local
Public: New grad requirements would kill electives, drive up drop out rate

...with more criticism than optimism at a public meeting Tuesday night. The Task Force on Graduation Requirements and College Readiness spent several months researching how to better prepare students for college and careers by raising the bar for graduates...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012611/loc_776340293.shtml
News
New faces at local schools

...other parts of the country. "The educational philosophy and things we have and use here," he said. "The AVID (college readiness) program is a district initiative I definitely wanted to be a part of." Alsup went into teaching because he always...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082610/loc_700571742.shtml
News
Gates Foundation awards $900,000 to Alaska group

...populations. The money will be invested by the Rasmuson Foundation over the next two years in organizations that promote college readiness and support postsecondary success for rural and minority students. Foundation President Diane Kaplan says the investment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030410/reg_570700740.shtml
Regional News
Updated graduation proposal improved, concerns linger

...graduation requirements and college readiness has changed based upon feedback...Graduation Requirements and College Readiness discussed Tuesday the changes...We cannot increase career and college readiness unless we start in kindergarten...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021011/loc_783465571.shtml
News
Proposed education standards increase rigor

...but also puts an emphasis on fixing issues commonly reported out of Alaska graduates - lack of work readiness, college readiness, education related to real world applications and rigorous content. the proposal also called for a more specific...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-07/proposed-education-standards-increase-r
Local
Wasted summers put young people behind in school

...the ninth grade. With the new Common Core State Standards setting the bar even higher for academic performance and college readiness, summers without learning are likely to put low-income students even further behind and to keep many students...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-15/wasted-summers-put-young-people-behin
Opinion
My turn: Learning communities expand school's tradition of excellence

...to succeed - and, to excel! In the last three years, more students are taking math and science - predictors of college readiness. Freshmen teams and interventions are contributing to more students staying in school. And, we're upping the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091008/opi_330605270.shtml
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