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Local teacher takes home top prize

...That speaks highly for her, that she can engage kids and adults in the learning process."Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller echoed Hoover's sentiment, saying he was impressed by the extensive work Meiners put into personal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-10/local-teacher-takes-home-top-prize
Local
Lawmaker wants to increase requirements for schools

...small rural village not only is education impacted but the village is impacted as well," said Kuspuk School District superintendent Sue Johnson.Meghan Richmond, a teacher in Twin Hills, said increasing the requirement could force more students...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-29/lawmaker-wants-increase-requirements-sc
State
Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

...Legislature would have a "significantly disparate impact on rural communities and Alaska Natives."Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller attended a September meeting of school administrators where the resolution was drafted. It will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-04/superintendents-wary-small-school-shutd
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Seattle teachers strike on first day of school today

...budged from its previous proposal.Meanwhile, the Seattle School Board voted Tuesday night to authorize the district superintendent to take legal action against striking teachers.Seattle parents were scrambling to come up with day care options...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-09/seattle-teachers-strike-firs
Nation and World
Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

In true former-teacher form, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the Juneau Chamber of Commerce an assignment and a pop quiz."Take a second and think about your favorite teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/miller-progress-more-complex-pass-fail
Local
Tough test finds most students miss marks

...districts begin to use that data."You won't see any major shift by us this year," explained Juneau School District superintendent Mark Miller, discussing what the test results mean locally. "This is a long-term proposition - this is not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/tough-test-finds-most-students-miss-mar
State
In shrinking town of Cold Bay, a last kid

...closing Cold Bay would be used for a playground in Sand Point and, according to Aleutians East Borough School District superintendent Michael Seifert, personal attacks and "mistruths" circulating. Seifert denies the money for the new playground...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/shrinking-town-cold-bay-last-kid
State
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

...to be crafted and teacher training - otherwise there might be more than 50 different versions, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller pointed out. The Department of Education and Early Development is in charge of developing curricula...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/jsd-expects-two-years-implement-erins-l
Local
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...school building we can put our fists through because the wood is rotted to such an extent," said Yakutat School District superintendent Robin Gray."How do you make kids want to come to school when you have to take everything away?" she asked...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
Anchorage School District says it won't lay off teachers

...teachers' union told teachers that positions and programs have been eliminated, but that they would be kept.The district superintendent says he expects three staff members who are not classroom teachers will be laid off.___Information from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/anchorage-school-district-says-it-wont-
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