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Catching up with the Teacher of the Year

...especially nice to get the news. Juneau has so many great teachers and I feel honored to be chosen. What did you do...professions in the world, why do you teach?I had so many great teachers growing up here in Juneau. Mr. Rakos and Mr. Dihle...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/catching-teacher-year
Neighbors
My Turn: Kids need our help

...know the game - how to get their children added to charter school lists, get their children in a classroom with a great teacher and get their children the attention they need. Lawmakers in Juneau likely have no problem getting their kids the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-28/my-turn-kids-need-our-help
Opinion
Falcons sweep 4A region championships

...the 100 (18.51) and 300 hurdles (49.96)."It helps to run with Naomi," Dawson said. "She is a really great teacher. It is really fun."TMHS Junior Maddie Hall also took four events, the 800 (2:27.64), 1600 (5:11.78...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-18/falcons-sweep-4a-region-championships
Sports
Moe donates to local school

...Moe said her decision to donate comes at a time when schools are losing funding, cutting programs and laying off great teachers. "Our schools need our support now more than ever" Moe said. "This is the greatest fundraiser ever! Naturally...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-15/moe-donates-local-school
Neighbors
Alaska Editorial: Digital learning

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Alaska has its great teachers, the best of the best.Gov. Sean Parnell recognizes that and wants to create access to them for all Alaska students.He has...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-30/alaska-editorial-digital-learning
Opinion
A Pope with a heart of joy

...atheists alike. But even in the realm of theology, Francis seems to have a deeper understanding of the Church's great teacher, Saint Thomas Aquinas. In the La Repubblica interview, Francis remarks: "The conscience is autonomous, and everyone...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-10-05/pope-heart-joy
Letters
Bereman lit up Juneau's arts scene

...them and make them feel like a worthwhile human being that could do something. I don't even see that with some great teachers - and I've worked with master teachers around the world."Judging from comments made by former students, these...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-05-11/bereman-lit-juneaus-arts-scene
Art
J-Bird rises from the ashes

...re-emergence of the J-Bird."?The Ego was Ms. McKenna's and the loss of the Ego is a reminder of the loss of a great teacher. But I think that the J-Bird is a great tradition and root to our history."Kurland dates the J-Bird back as...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-28/j-bird-rises-ashes
Neighbors
Steve Merli: Dancing with the devil's club

...and wet and lost, helps free them of their intimidation and opens up the outdoors for them. "Devil's club is a great teacher," Merli said. Merli builds on the students' knowledge as they progress through upper grades. He continues the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062802/loc_colour.shtml
News
My Turn: Family landlocked in an overstressed school system

...environment. What impact does this have on teachers? Can you imagine grading that many papers? Is it possible to be a great teacher, to do a great job and be spread this thin and be effective? I'll bet burn-out occurs to even the best teachers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091904/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion

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