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For grad rates, numbers don't tell whole story

A preliminary report from the Juneau School District indicates there will be a decline in the latest...2015 was the first year that our student's in the Juneau School District had additional requirements for graduation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-05/grad-rates-numbers-dont-tell-whole-stor
Local
Municipal election open offices, voting announcement

The filing period for the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board elections opens 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.The office seats available are mayor, district 1 assembly member, district 2 assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/municipal-election-open-offices-vot
Neighbors
Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

...Alaska.By the committee's estimates, this recommendation will yield a $1,040,000 increase in revenue for the city.The committee will also be discussing funding options for the Juneau School District deferred maintenance projects.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/finance-committee-talk-tax-exemptions
Local
Families welcome Japanese students

...the smiling faces of Juneau families, city representatives were also present to welcome their international guests.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the students a lesson in American expressions, with the assistance of translator...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/families-welcome-japanese-students
Local
Teaching formline

...educational resource, designed for students in grades 5-8, was introduced to teachers from around the state Monday by Juneau School District art teacher Nancy Lehnhart during the 10th annual Basic Arts Institute at the University of Alaska Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/teaching-formline
Art
My Turn: Nimbus is a relic of the '60s and '70s

...your letters and time.? R.D. Robinson is a longtime Douglas resident and critical thinker. He taught art in Juneau schools and has lectured on public arts issues throughout Europe. He created all 15 Stations of the Cross and the large crucifix...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/my-turn-nimbus-relic-60s-and-70s
Opinion
Tune in to nature

...trail cameras."When kids lose connection with the outdoors, they become adults without a connection," he told the Juneau School Board at its regular June meeting. "I wanted to use technology to lure kids back to the outdoors."The digital...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/tune-nature
Local
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...be allowed to include other modes of measurement in their accountability systems outside of the standardized tests.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller said the district supports the legislation and a move away from No Child Left Behind...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/replacement-no-child-left-behind-passes
State
JAHC names Mayor's Awards for the Arts recipients

...Arts in Education: Heather Ridgway, artist and Juneau School District arts teacher. Ridgway heads Art Club at Juneau...workshops, and has developed collaborations with the Juneau School District on the school musicals, such as the recent...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/juneau-arts-humanities-councils-annual-ma
Art
NY man arrested for robocalls to schools

...kill the children" between March and May 2015, according to an FBI news release.During the same time period, Juneau schools and others around the state were receiving threatening robocalls. The first Juneau calls were made April 27 to two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-24/ny-man-arrested-robocalls-schools
Local

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