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Juneau students on mark with state testing

...understands there were upwards of 160,000 results to process, but that it was "still not an excuse."The education department uses $25 million of allocated funds to pay for the assessment institute's services as part of a five-year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-23/juneau-students-mark-state-testing
Local
My Turn: Should Alaska's education go Hawaiian?

...Teachers being funded in both TRS and Social Security.? The lowest Administrative cost in the nation for a state education department (51st).? Charter school growth because applicants apply to the state board, as there are no local boards...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-19/my-turn-should-alaskas-education-go-h
Opinion
Low enrollment equals $287K loss for JSD

...a final verification after comparing students statewide to account for those who may have moved.If the state education department approves the enrollment figures, this will mark a continued 15-year declining enrollment pattern in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-11/low-enrollment-equals-287k-loss-jsd
Local
Obama: Limit standardized tests

...from parents and teachers. But Obama directed the Education Department to make it easier for states to satisfy federal...federal waivers to No Child Left Behind that the Education Department readily has handed out. For example, some 8th-grade...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-25/obama-limit-standardized-tes
Nation and World
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates

...the Obama administration.The majority of states also are showing gains for black and Hispanic students.The Education Department says preliminary data indicate 36 states saw higher graduation rates for the 2013-2014 school year. The biggest...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/most-states-show-increase-hi
Nation and World
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates, Alaska not among them

...the Obama administration.The majority of states also are showing gains for black and Hispanic students.The Education Department says preliminary data indicate 36 states saw higher graduation rates for the 2013-2014 school year. The biggest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/most-states-show-increase-high-school-g
State
Haida Heritage Centre begins posting "Haida Word of the Week" on Facebook

...organizations located within the Haida Heritage Centre include Northwest Community College, Haida Gwaii Higher Education Department, Swan Bay Rediscovery and the Haida Gwaii Watchmen program. Find out more here: http://haidaheritagecentre...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-23/haida-heritage-centre-begins-posting-haid
Art
State tells school districts it won't help pay for bonds

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska education department has told two school districts that it will not help pay for school bonds approved by voters in April.The Anchorage School District...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-08/state-tells-school-districts-it-wont-he
State
More than 3,000 students will have their college debt discharged at cost of $3.2B

...released Thursday by the Education Department.About 3,100 closed-school...waiting to hear from the Education Department whether her loans will be...over the past five years.Education Department rules say the company should...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-04/more-3000-students-will-have
Nation and World
End of session news guide

...school funds for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The would be on top of proposed cuts to the state education department and the possible elimination of one-time funds approved by lawmakers last session, of $52 million between next...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/end-session-news-guide
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