Bravo Juneau, but literacy also takes work

...Southeast Chancellor John Pugh, it was a very rewarding experience. Hearing the enthusiasm of representatives from the Juneau School Board, Big Brothers and Sisters, University of Alaska Southeast, United Way, The Association for the Education of...
JSD, new superintendent seal the deal Juneau," Miller's contract stated."He's looking to buy a house, so he's certainly committed to Juneau," school board President Sally Saddler said at the Thursday meeting.Just as Gelbrich was, Miller is entitled to 30 days of...
Gelbrich lands job in Kelso, Wash.

...approval by the district's school board, reported The Daily News in Longview, Wash.Glenn Gelbrich informed the Juneau School Board of his plans to step down from the position in March. The position in Kelso is closer to family for Gelbrich...
Letter to the Editor: Juneau School board hired the wrong person

I was stunned by the Juneau School Board's decision to reject a well-qualified local candidate for superintendent in favor of a Californian who has limited teaching...
New super: 'My first priority is to listen'

...said he made a connection with both the place and the people. During his first round of public interviews with the Juneau School Board Saturday, he mentioned feeling an instant affinity for Alaska's capital city."I wish I had words to explain...
Education funding picture still murky

...the community doesn't have to worry if the money is going to be there, or if they're going to have jobs," Juneau School Board member Andi Story said. "This is still going to mean cuts when we do budget predictions in the fall."If passed...
State | Local
Empire Editorial: It's time to draw the line

...They bounce back and forth, switching schools multiple times during their four-year high school careers. The Juneau school board's Next Generation High School plan, implemented in 2008, allowed students to transfer once per year. It was...
Education supporters rally amid funding talks

...all of my goals," said Ruby Steele, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School and student representative to the Juneau School Board.Steele said she's concerned for students following in her footsteps due to the state of education funding here...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Do you know your double negatives?

...young people will write a sentence like the one I've just written in an attempt to persuade the reader that the Juneau School Board can't do anything correctly. Unfortunately, the sentence I wrote means the exact opposite! The two negatives...
Juneau School Board votes to cut 20 teachers to balance $90 million budget

The Juneau School District Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the district administration's $90 million budget proposal, which includes a new elementary language arts curriculum and 20 fewer teachers.


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