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Hearthside Books sells to local teacher

...opportunity doesn't come around very often."Weaver's passion for books is long-lived. She worked as a literacy specialist in the Juneau School District and was an adjunct professor of literacy at the University of Alaska Southeast...
State funds let district restore jobs

...The budget calls for the district to keep the positions of three dropout specialists, a truancy tracker, a literacy specialist and a graduation specialist. The revised budget also restored $174,000 for student activities. The money covered...
Empire editorial: State, School Board give dropout-reduction a chance, that meant that the district could continue to pay for three dropout specialists, a truancy tracker, a literacy specialist and a graduation specialist, among other things. The $3 million boost to the district's budget, bringing...
Summer school kids getting better

...who complete the training often show significant gains in reading and other academic subjects. Brenda Weaver, a literacy specialist at Riverbend Elementary in the regular school year, worked in the Fast ForWord lab in the summer academy. Two...
School cuts spur parents to become lobbyists for funds

...district's proposal to cut $2.1 million from next school year's budget entails laying off 26 teachers, a literacy specialist and the truancy officer, eliminating seven bus routes, changing some schools' starting and ending times and...
State English standards grow

...Early Development expands upon current standards for literacy and increases complexity for students.Karen Melin, literacy specialist for EED, moderated a department webinar on Wednesday explaining the proposed regulations for English Language Arts...
UAS Grad: 'Learning doesn't stop'

...earning a degree in philosophy in the Midwest. She went on to study at UAS, was an early education specialist and literacy specialist and came to develop a writing consortium still used today. Calkins also worked for the Alaska Department of Education...
Stimulus provided jobs in education, but those slots in jeopardy as states struggle

...states, some districts used the stimulus as an opportunity to beef up programs. In Juneau, district leaders added literacy specialists and leaders, middle-school exploratory classes and drug prevention program staff. In all, ARRA funds paid for...
Grandma says vote 'no'

...investing in people, not bricks and mortar, is the key to correcting these chronic problems. More full-time literacy specialists, instructional aides, para educators and certified teachers are needed to improve the ratio of adults to students...
Local Briefs its discretion and set conditions. The board on Tuesday granted a year off to elementary school teacher and literacy specialist Kathy Nielson. She said she intends to enroll in a Spanish-language institute in a Spanish- speaking country...


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