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Empire Editorial: Challenges await new superintendent

The Juneau Board of Education found its guy.Following a weekend frenzy of public interviews and a beachside meet and greet, Mark Miller of California...
Empire Editorial: Don't gorge now to starve later

Thanks to an increase in per-pupil funding, the Juneau Board of Education was able to restore 16 jobs - for now.The Legislature approved an additional $300 million for education, an amount...
Empire Editorial: District misfires its handling of gun incident

...without gunfire, but the ordeal shot holes in the district's policy nonetheless. School district leaders and the Juneau Board of Education must evaluate their policies and come up with one that doesn't create more panic and chaos. If a real...
Remember the bright side of "Juneau's Healthy Indicator Report", Juneau is the healthiest community in the state. As we watch the Juneau Board of Education wrestle with budget cuts, we know that maintaining sustainable funding for our schools is a struggle...
Empire Editorial: Some students more equal than others

The Juneau Board of Education wants all students to receive equitable treatment, so it included a $440,000 program in next year's budget that...
Empire Editorial: The committee has spoken

...When it does, it's our hope the Juneau Board of Education heeds the recommendation...administrators have lobbied to retain. The Juneau Board of Education has the difficult...representatives to the people, the Juneau Board of Education should listen to the...
School vouchers move step closer to ballot box

...Druce with the NEA.When asked, Druce said a survey of teachers' opinions on the matter had not been conducted.Juneau Board of Education member Andi Story cautioned the committee that voters may not be getting what they vote for should the...
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Apathy trumps involvement yet again

...sports travel, and other stakeholder groups preached "staff over stuff" during public testimony. People wanted the Juneau Board of Education to listen to them in those cases. But when the Board asked for community involvement to highlight the...
Riverbend Elementary School gets new boss from Haines

...and Associates, included five instances in which the district would have to pay for the two consultants to fly to Juneau. Board President Sally Saddler said the district is "really going to move toward the Skype side" as much as possible to...
Around town, Sunday, March 16

...meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park. Details: 789-0965.Juneau Board Game Club, noon, Nugget Mall Community Room.Duplicate bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details...


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