Local teacher takes home top prize

As a student in the Juneau public school system, Amy Jo Meiners had her first lesson in the art of teaching while watching a fourth-grade instructor inspire excellence. Now...
My Turn: Should Alaska's education go Hawaiian?

...had the nation's first public school system west of the Mississippi. Founded...Alaska established four distinct school systems; Department of Defense schools...court.Dismantling of the BIA school system and the transfer of DOD schools...
My Turn: Education in Hawaii, Alaska a bad comparison

...Oct. 19 My Turn, undermines rational, informed comparison.Contrary to the claim that Hawaii had the first public school system west of the Mississippi, erroneously attributed to a Kamahama - apparently a misidentification of King Kamehameha...
Candidate profile: Greg Fisk

...within our existing roads and utilities base.Beyond that, those young people need to be assured of a really good school system for their own kids. Increasing class sizes in our system are really concerning. We have great lifestyle opportunities...
On the brink of dissolution

...the wait-list who have a vested interest in the program's ability to stay in the game."It benefits greatly the school system," Walker-Tolles said. "When you have a child in the classroom who has behavior challenges, it can be very disruptive...
Big push for STEM

...and that it possibly could be pushed into the public school system without creating an entire new sector.Norman explained that pushing anything into the school system at large and forcing teachers to restructure their classrooms...
My Turn: Make test standards neither too soft or too hard

...Facing reality meant taking courageous steps: "Though students' performance on AzMERIT may be a shock to the Arizona school system, it is all in the name of the children," Arizona Department of Education spokesman Charles Tack said.Now Arizonans...
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...out or sending their children to Sitka or other towns where their children can get a better education, because our school system here is basically bare bones for curriculum," Indreland said. "We try not to be too dismal about it. We're feeling...
Jail for ex-educators in test-cheating case

...are pending.A state investigation found that as far back as 2005, educators from the 50,000-student Atlanta school system fed answers to students or erased and changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Evidence of cheating was...
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Juneau School District's anti-bullying programs

...self-esteem, decision-making, drug prevention. Includes a school system crisis response plan with both school and community...self-esteem, decision-making, drug prevention. Includes a school system crisis response plan with both school and community...


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