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Districts prepare for student tests to evaluate teachers

...that with parents and you're communicating that with your supervisors and colleagues," said Kim O'Shea, a first grade teacher at Turnagain Elementary School.Students will take the test at the beginning of the school year and again a few...
Secret recording captures conversation with deputy

...I don't do well with direction," Bates said on the recording. "I never have, since the first grade. My first-grade teacher and I had a problem with it. I've had problems throughout my life with it."Bates' attorney, Clark Brewster...
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Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

...thinking outside the box when it comes to teaching her students. Jennifer Thompson has been a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Juneau since she received her degree from the University of Alaska Southeast in the late 1980s, and she has...
Ronald Shondell Brooker

...Spokane. Ron lived in Douglas and Juneau and attended school where his Kindergarten teacher was his mother's first grade teacher. Ronald moved to Anchorage and later moved to Wenatchee, Washington where he graduated high school in 1990. Ron...
Charter school gets new teachers, needs more kids

...who has taught at the school for 12 years.The new hires include two middle school teachers, a kindergarten-first grade teacher, a music teacher, a keyboarding and art teacher and a part-time special education teacher.Working so closely...
Teen overcomes blindness after seeing for years

...introducing students to the education field. During the second semester, she completed a practicum experience with a first-grade teacher at Chukker Creek Elementary School. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience, teaching some lessons herself with...
GOP teachers balk at Obama-centric NEA convention

...politics."I'm not here representing myself, I'm here representing other teachers," said Chris Cvijetic, a first-grade teacher and Republican from Palm Springs, Calif. "That's the only way I can get through the day."NEA officials...
Hoonah children celebrated in school writing contest were honored at an Author's Tea recently with Principal Michael Byers and Superintendent Howard Diamond. First-grade teacher Christina Lowder organized the after-school writing workshop for interested students, with the assistance of...
School vandals shatter 16 windows, 3 doors

...found in the woods. "We had a door knocked out in 1994 but we've never had anything as bad as this one," said first-grade teacher Deedie Sorenson, who learned of the vandalism from a parent living nearby. Juneau School District Superintendent...
The fun and challenge of first grade

...learning about the sounds letters make when put to paper, so reading their writing is a gift belonging only to first grade teachers. They do not understand jokes. Their best friend is whomever they are sitting next to and they may not be able...


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