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...last year, only 16 qualified for the middle school program, said John Kern, who co-chairs the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee. Yet 42 fifth-graders were in the gifted program then. Parents of gifted students are particularly concerned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051000/Loc_school.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...extended learning program, as it's called, but only 45 of those were in the middle schools. The Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee had said the middle school program was most in need of attention and improvement. John Kern, the committee's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062100/Loc_gifted.shtml
My Turn: High school curriculum overhaul: Asking for disaster

...carefully and step by step will greatly increase the chances for success. Dick Monkman is a parent representative on the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Site Council and parent chairman of the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110207/opi_20071102031.shtml
Opinion
It's time to rethink the high school programs

...a parent representative on the Juneau-Douglas High School Site Council. He has served on the Dzantiki Heeni Site Council, the Juneau School District's Budget Review Committee, and the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-22/it%E2%80%99s-time-rethink-high-school
Opinion
Focus on education: Feeling like there's too many projects - or basics

...concern of parents is that one kid - theirs - is doing all the work. John Kern, chairman of the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee in Juneau, supports projects as a way for children to go beyond the curriculum and to learn to work with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060301/Loc_FocusTooMany.html
Local
District makes changes to respond to concerns about gifted program

...extended learning program, as it's called, but only 45 of those were in the middle schools. The Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee had said the middle school program was most in need of attention and improvement. John Kern, the committee's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062100/Loc_gifted.html
Local
Gifted education committee to address retesting, ethnic diversity

...for many people in the community," Loseby said. Dick Monkman, chairman of the district's Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee, said the tests seem to be a way to "filter people" out of the program. "Suddenly in middle school...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102006/loc_20061020020.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...don't know what they would do with this new program,'' said Margo Waring, vice president of the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee. Educators at other schools that use Discover said students live up to higher expectations. Pueblo Gardens...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050500/Loc_gifted.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...focus on the real, and very similar, educational needs of special students. John Kern Chairman Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee Share this page: Print Email Reddit Archives Letter by John Kern Education needs are the same for students...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050700/Ope_kernltr.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...concern of parents is that one kid - theirs - is doing all the work. John Kern, chairman of the Extended Learning Parent Advisory Committee in Juneau, supports projects as a way for children to go beyond the curriculum and to learn to work with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060301/Loc_FocusTooMany.shtml
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