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New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...would help communities attract and retain highly qualified teachers. However, it would also cost too much and affect...would actually help rural schools attract and retain qualified teachers."Teachers decide where to work, and whether...
State asked researchers wrong question

...implementing (a single teacher salary schedule) would actually result in rural districts being able to attract and retain qualified teachers."During the Tuesday session, legislators were still left wondering how all this information about teachers...
Candidate profile: Jason Hart, school board

...programs in our schools are all important elements. Further, we need to ensure we can attract and retain highly qualified teachers to provide our students the educational opportunities they deserve.
My Turn: Leaving behind No Child Left Behind

...Yearly Progress (AYP) had to go, too. Under the Every Child Achieves Act, done and done. The failed "Highly Qualified Teacher" mandates that made little sense and did not work had to go, too. Gone. States will again be able to decide what...
My Turn: How will Juneau attract new teachers?

...the district is unwilling to bargain with their teachers, how are they going to staff this new high school with qualified teachers? If the district's claim is that it can't afford to pay teachers, then where is the money to run a new facility...
Teachers, not buildings for the past two years on building a new edifice rather than investing in more classroom staff including qualified teachers. They have failed to grasp the basic notion that the more adults there are in the classroom, the more kids learn...
Rural schools look to online courses

...standards and be prepared for college. The courses also will help schools obey new federal requirements to use highly qualified teachers. Alaska Online, a consortium of nine school districts, has been offering a pilot program of 21 courses for high...
UAS grads go to head of class

...communities throughout Alaska, to have new, highly qualified teachers to be going out into the districts to help the education system to have a fresh crop of qualified teachers ready to get into the classroom. "Hopefully we'll...
My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...more trouble meeting the under-funded federal mandate that requires all our children to have access to "highly qualified teachers." What is misleading about the stories that have appeared on the AFT salary survey is the lack of historical information...
My Turn: School funding should not be partisan

...curriculum that is aligned with state standards. Use qualified teachers who have time to teach and access to professional...with decent facilities. If we can provide fully qualified teachers who remain with a district more than a year or two...


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