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Anchorage schools plan to add extra class

...more than 200 positions, including teachers, unless the district gets a surprise increase in state funding, district spokeswoman Heidi Embley said.Administrators have known as early as December that moving to a seven-period schedule was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-15/anchorage-schools-plan-add-extra-class
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Anchorage schools see 25 percent transiency

...and $500,000 from the school district pays for taxis, city buses or vans, or a gas card for a parent, said district spokeswoman Heidi Embley.About 2,270 Anchorage students were homeless last year."Research has shown when a student moves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-03/anchorage-schools-see-25-percent-transi
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School physicals law could affect districts

...immunizations - for students who transfer in.The Anchorage School District had 4,000 kindergarten students this year, district spokeswoman Heidi Embley said by email.Edtl said most parents get the physicals done on their own, and that is preferred...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/school-physicals-law-could-affect-distr
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Mat-Su school district facing fiscal pressures

...year increased by more than 800 students, to more than 14,400, according to preliminary counts supplied by district spokeswoman Kim Floyd. Enrollment dropped at the state's other large districts in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Despite the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122303/sta_matsu.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...Middle School in Anchorage were locked Wednesday after officials received a report that a student had a gun. School district spokeswoman Heidi Embley says school resource officers and security - including some from the adjoining West High School...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101107/sta_20071011005.shtml
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District calls sessions to plan new curriculum

...losing valuable class time during the Monday meetings, JDHS students will work through lunch, Susan Christianson, district spokeswoman, said. Students will be allowed to eat sack lunches in class, and the district plans to make snacks available...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090207/loc_20070902014.shtml
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Cost of rural education not as high as once thought

...a rating of 1.1 "We're not quite sure how that is. We're a combined rural-urban district," Mat-Su district spokeswoman Kim Floyd said Thursday. She said the district could lose several million dollars if the new cost-differential...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011903/sta_legedu.shtml
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Teen arrested in locked-down Anchorage school

...of the rooms were locked down. Go figure," Parker said.The lockdown lasted 20 to 25 minutes, said school district spokeswoman Heidi Embley.Parker said no students were ever in danger."The system for locking down and flooding the school...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-22/teen-arrested-locked-down-anchorage-sch
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Soldiers report to Anchorage schools

...non-military kids an understanding of what soldiers do for the country. "I think it's a great benefit," said district spokeswoman Heidi Embley. "The district is always looking for people to come in the classroom and help out." The program...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082010/sta_697864580.shtml
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School district fails to keep bussing records

...the month. Means, the district's primary liaison with the bus company, deferred further comment to school district spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett, who explained why the district isn't requiring the written records. "There really weren't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040509/loc_426107948.shtml

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