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Empire Editorial: Can Juneau still afford all its schools? cutting an additional $48 million. JSD Superintendent Mark Miller presented three budget scenarios to the Juneau Board of Education earlier this year, essentially outlining the good, bad and ugly of what capital city schools might expect in...
School board OKs special election

The Juneau Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of a special bond election designed to beat an Alaska Legislature-imposed deadline.If the election...
My Turn: What the independent PE option means

...misunderstanding regarding the proposal before the Juneau Board of Education to amend the district's high school requirements...year.? Barbara Thurston is a member of the Juneau Board of Education.
My Turn: School board working toward fair agreement

As a member of the Juneau Board of Education, I appreciate the Juneau Empire Editorial Board's...directly represents the Board of Education.The Juneau Board of Education is made up of seven longtime residents, some...
My Turn: Educating within our means

...interesting, as I had never been to Alaska. A few weeks later I got a call that I was one of four finalists the Juneau Board of Education would like to interview. After three exhausting days of interviewing, I was in my gym shorts, sitting on my...
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

...I wanted to elucidate to the members of the Juneau Board of Education, Superintendent Mark Miller and the general public...reviewing for historical accuracy. I urge the Juneau Board of Education and Superintendent Miller to remove the objectionable...
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...this week. Berkey said he now hopes to make a bigger difference for children through a future position on the Juneau Board of Education."I want to make that my sole purpose in life," he said.Berkey described the impact of his October My Turn...
Empire Editorial: Picks for State House, Senate seats are ... discretionary spending to the Juneau School District to pay for elementary language arts curriculum. The Juneau Board of Education had already decided to pay $500,000 for the curriculum upgrade. Munoz' move allowed the district to use...
Questioned books came as a surprise

...highlight of the curriculum. The quality of fiction and nonfiction was noted as well.It was recommended to the Juneau Board of Education in May that Reading Wonders be adopted. Included in the document was a paragraph detailing "equity considerations...
Montessori makeover?

A vote of the Juneau Board of Education will decide if Montessori Borealis will become an independent, alternative school. The proposal is being backed by school district...


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