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Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

...even if some of them have proven they are rock stars," Wilson said.Committee Chairman Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said teacher tenure is a means of protection for many teachers."One teacher at the high end of a salary scale may be fired so...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/senate-panel-considers-dual-track-tenur
State | AK legislature
Task force members clash on education funding

...technology. It also talked about studying the cost of new state standards and data sharing among agencies.Halcro said teachers in a recent survey named outside influences, such as drugs and alcohol in the community, domestic violence and English...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/task-force-members-clash-education-fund
State
350 students do the twist at mass hoop-off

...experience it once while at Harborview. Many community members donated time and money to this year's project, Stenson said. Teachers, parents and supporters lined the gym's walls on Friday as students hooped off by grade level to "What Does the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-07/350-students-do-twist-mass-hoop
Local
Teachers, District far apart in labor talks

...contracts.Doing more extra-duty contracts for things like the concerts is possible, but wouldn't be free, Gelbrich said.Teachers have cited the district's lack of mobility at the bargaining table as the primary reason for the cancellations and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-11/teachers-district-far-apart-labor-talks
Local
Finding a home is next step for proposed school

...found that many of their students had never visited the forests, mountains and glaciers that surround Anchorage, she said.Teachers thought: Why not actually use Southcentral Alaska itself as the delivery method for learning?"We wanted to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-09/finding-home-next-step-proposed-school
State
Anchorage schools see 25 percent transiency

...moving to Fairbanks tomorrow,' " Barker said.Moving is "a glass of cold water to the face, educationally," he said.Teachers have to spend time acclimating new students and reviewing course work."It's constant catch-up mode. Constant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-03/anchorage-schools-see-25-percent-transi
State
Southeast Island District moves to 4-day week

...work during the weekend, but he said that, in his experience, teachers do that anyway. With this schedule, he said teachers are able to take Friday off and work Saturday if they choose."You're not gonna have good weather all weekend...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-13/southeast-island-district-moves-4-day-w
State
Students get cooking the healthy way

...ed cabbage and apples with sour raspberry sauce and fennel."The kids picked the raspberries and made the jam," said teacher Colleen Smith.Earlier in the program, the students, who are in grades 5-8, visited local farms to learn about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-12/students-get-cooking-healthy-way
State
Teachers, district headed to arbitration after mediation

The Juneau School District and its teachers will move on to arbitration after an all-day mediation session Wednesday failed to produce a contract.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052804/loc_teachers.shtml
News
Tlingit classroom increases enthusiasm

...singing and dancing with enthusiasm. "They're really self-driven and they're very excited about learning," said teacher Kitty Eddy, who oversees the 26 kindergarten, first and second-graders with fellow teacher and sister Nancy Douglas...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052902/loc_nativeplay.shtml
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