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Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

...Woodward praised Soos' skills as a mentor as well as a writer."Frank is not only one of the best writers, but is the best teacher and mentor of writers I have ever known," Woodword wrote in the release. "He is the most dedicated nurturer of students...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/husband-and-wife-soos-and-klass-both-hono
Art
Costa Rica coach learned from Dutch master

...When I didn't have class, I went to see the club practice. I saw many things and learned a lot."Michels was a good teacher - a few years later he would lead the Netherlands to its one and only international title, the 1988 European Championship...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-04/costa-rica-coach-learned-dutch-master
Sports
Juneau-Douglas soccer boys to honor seniors

...from these kids, but few have impacted him as an educator the way Steven has and Lehnhart stated he is certainly a better teacher because of Mell. "Yes he's smart, but I've been fortunate to teach a lot of smart kids," Lehnhart said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-23/juneau-douglas-soccer-boys-honor-senio
Sports
High school principals want new curriculum

...It is a blessing and a benefit to not just me, but the students," Denton said. "(She has) helped me be a better teacher. I've improved every year."Other teachers who spoke suggested putting the instructional coaches in classrooms...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-13/high-school-principals-want-new-curricu
Local
Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

...Alaska, while allowing for urban districts to weed out marginal teachers who have built up seniority in favor of better teachers who haven't been on the job as long."Too often when the budget gets tight, it is first in and first out for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/senate-panel-considers-dual-track-tenur
State | AK legislature
Superintendent hopefuls talk tactics

...always have an affinity for students who feel like they just can't do it," he said. "I feel like I am a pretty good teacher of those students because i was where they are."Angela LundaNow the superintendent of Hoonah City Schools, Lunda...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-08/superintendent-hopefuls-talk-tactics
Local
Empire Editorial: Challenges await new superintendent

...having worked the previous year with no contract at all. The district needs someone who can ensure Juneau retains its best teachers while not breaking the piggybank in the process. Despite the Base Student Allocation increase approved by the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-12/empire-editorial-challenges-await-new
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Digital learning

...to going big into digital learning over the next five years to ensure all of Alaska's children have access to the best teachers available."Parnell expects the project will attract Alaska's top educators and make them available to all Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-30/alaska-editorial-digital-learning
Opinion
Gov. Parnell announces digital learning initiative

...initiative aimed at ensuring students have access to the best teachers available.In an address to the Alaska Federation of...believe that when we provide our kids with access to the best teachers in a given subject area, they have a greater chance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-25/gov-parnell-announces-digital-learning-
State
Amended tenure bill passes House

...must lay off teachers. Many majority caucus members argue that rather than threaten the job security of Alaska's best teachers, this measure will help protect them by increasing the pool of people that can be laid off."This is definitely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-05/amended-tenure-bill-passes-house
State

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