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House changes little as state education bill advances

...teachers tenure after three years of service. The measure is seen as a way to help districts retain and attract quality teachers. The rest? Amendment 1: Adds penalty for vocational programs that accept certain state funding then fail to comply with all...
State | AK legislature
Facing a spectrum of choice, Alaska Legislature considers compromise on school funding to all students, and that doesn't mean just opening a building," Gardner said. "That means having quality teachers, it means mentoring teachers and it means doing everything we can."? Contact State reporter Matt Woolbright...
State | AK legislature
Teachers union, school district to begin bargaining

...irresponsible in my book."If the district continues to refuse such an increase in Juneau it won't be long before high-quality teachers go elsewhere to work, Box added.The looming contract negotiations were a hot topic at the school board's monthly...
State | Local
My Turn: Teachers have no choice but to put collective foot down

...makes it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain quality teachers.The higher cost of living and lower pay has resulted...parents, want for our community. A school without quality teachers is not a school. Funding for teachers must become...
Budgeting with Alaskan opportunity in view

...order for the young people of our state to grasp Alaska's promise for their lives, they need better access to quality teachers and courses. My proposed budget funds the first year of our Digital Teaching Initiative. Several school districts...
Teachers picket at school board meeting

...Tuesday night - felt unappreciated by the district."The district needs to find better ways to reward and retain quality teachers that call Juneau their home," said James White, a teacher at DHMS. "My pride for this district is no longer...
My Turn: Teacher pay is a matter of priorities

...priorities. What is most important to us? If it's quality teaching, then we need to make quality teachers our top priority. To attract and retain quality teachers, we have to pay them a respectable wage and offer respectful working conditions. I...
Text of Gov. Parnell's address

...compete in a 21st century economy. Our Alaska Digital Teaching Initiative will give our young people access to high-quality teachers and instruction.Today, eight districts use video conferencing to reach our more remote schools. Course instruction...
State | AK legislature
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush

...said they both recognize that education is affected by issues outside of the classroom. "You can't talk about quality teachers unless you have a place for them to live, (and) you can't really hope to educate students if their lives are...
School enrollment looks solid, you know, but I think I'm ready for it," he said. The two essential components for student success are quality teachers, which the district has, and parental support, Cowan said. "I encourage parents to be involved and supportive...


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