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Riverbend preparing AVID learners

...Juneau's middle schools and comprehensive high schools as an elective. Instructional Coach Pam Garcia said a middle school teacher recently told her that Riverbend's AVID students came to middle school more prepared than other students from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-06/riverbend-preparing-avid-learners
Local
Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

...school teachers have witnessed a growing trend of students incapable of basic math skills. Thompson said many middle school teachers in the district have complained that students can't remember math concepts and need remedial education.A 2008...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/teachers-method-goes-beyond-worksheet
Local
Superintendent: Settling coach case was district's best option

...denied on behalf of his clients.In a July 28, 2013 letter, then-Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich informed the middle school teacher and coach that following the conclusion of an independent investigation, his employment was to be severed immediately...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/superintendent-settling-coach-case-was-
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JSD may remove offending books

...Juneau-Douglas High School's librarian, said inaccurate materials in the library get "weeded out." Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Teacher Ray Imel said at first he was worried about the perception of censorship, but ultimately felt the information...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/jsd-may-remove-offending-books
Local
Hands-on help for STEM education

...pressure - which is more likely to get kids excited about science, technology, math and engineering?Floyd Dryden Middle School teacher Alan Degener saw that the school's technology program could use an upgrade, so he designed the STEM course that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/hands-help-stem-education
Local
Arts institute aims to activate young brains

...It's a mountain! That's not a knee."He asked them why they would pose at varying heights. Schoenbar Middle School teacher Taylor McKenna answered, "Multiple levels (are) more interesting."They also suggested that their poses were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/arts-institute-aims-activate-young-brai
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Charter school gets new teachers, needs more kids

...returning from last year, including Keller, who has taught at the school for 12 years.The new hires include two middle school teachers, a kindergarten-first grade teacher, a music teacher, a keyboarding and art teacher and a part-time special...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/charter-school-gets-new-teachers-needs-
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'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...player unconscious ducked assault charges during a trial held in Oregon last week.Former coach and Floyd Dryden Middle School teacher John Wahl was found not guilty during a one-day bench trial July 8 in Oregon. The trial was held there because...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-17/boxing-coach-dodges-assault-charge
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Life without limits

...challenges the coaching staff."The experience has been "heart-warming," said Casperson, a Floyd Dryden Middle School teacher, adding that he'd never worked with challenged individuals outside of the classroom before."These campers are...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-05/life-without-limits
Sports
William Lloyd Swanson

...the globe. After retirement from the Air Force, he chose to help mold the minds of young people and became a middle school teacher and Vice Principal. His education included a BS from Ball State University and a Master's from NAU. His hobbies...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172920049

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