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My Turn: Honesty is the best policy

...our students' achievement.Be Honest, Parents, Teachers and Lawmakers deserve the truth.? David Nees is a member of the state's Sustainable Education Task Force and a 28-year math teacher, now retired. He lives in Anchorage.
Committee recommends new math texts meeting state standards share. "Students found that Big Ideas math was easy to follow and easy to read," Thunder Mountain High School Math Teacher Lai Hinckle said. "They liked the examples and the way it was laid out."Big Ideas follows Common Core standards...
High school mourns beloved math teacher the commons before class no longer hear a certain math teacher crowing at them. Others no longer hear the joyful twitter...Daakahidi High School students and staff lost a beloved math teacher when James Bennett or "Mr. B", died unexpectedly...
New math adds up for board

...Alaska math standards, which were updated in 2012. A committee, which includes high school math teacher Lexie Razor and middle school math teacher Chris Heidemann, has been working to select a new curriculum. It has started by determining...
JCF offers grants for students, organizations

...scholarship was established in 2014 at the Juneau Community Foundation through a bequest by Michael Kirk, a former math teacher at Juneau Douglas High School, in honor of his parents Simon and Anna Kirk. Though not college educated, his parents...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...generations of rural Alaska children have mostly ended up living in the Railbelt.? David Nees is a 28-year ASD math teacher who served on the Education Sustainability Task Force.
Juneau Community Foundation announces upcoming scholarship, grant deadlines

...apprenticeship training. Annual scholarships will be awarded and may be renewed for up to four years. Kirk, a former math teacher at Juneau Douglas High School, established this fund in honor of his parents, Simon and Anna Kirk, who strongly encouraged...
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...Education follow established rules.Make Jay proud.? David Nees is a retired 28-year Anchorage School District math teacher who recognizes when some political formulas don't add up.
Two Democrats vie for Lt. Gov. position

...general election.The Democratic candidates are state Senate Minority Leader Hollis French of Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams. Sullivan faces token competition.Alaska's current lieutenant governor, Republican Mead Treadwell...
Student chefs whisk away to culinary competition

...he said. "A lot of kids struggle with fractions. A lot of adults struggle with fractions. How many times has a math teacher heard, 'When am I going to use any of this?'"Roach's longstanding mission is to make his students independent...


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