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Few speak up as school district considers vast cuts

...regularly since her son graduated. Berg agreed with Stoltenburg about testing and suggested eliminating AVID, a college-readiness program, which she said was "too spendy." In its place, the district should consider "something more homegrown...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-04/few-speak-school-district-considers-vas
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District plans teacher cuts

...this list would need to cut by $680,000 to balance the budget.The elementary school focus group said AVID, a college-readiness program to promote independent study, could be eliminated, parent Stefanie Wolter said.School board member Barbara...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/district-plans-teacher-cuts
Local
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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