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Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

In true former-teacher form, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the Juneau Chamber of Commerce an assignment and a pop quiz."Take a second and think about your favorite teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/miller-progress-more-complex-pass-fail
Local
Why was repeat burglar placed at halfway house?

...unfortunately, he did meet the criteria," she said of the decision, which is made by DOC staff and approved by the jail's superintendent.Daigle forwarded the Empire a copy of the CRC (short for Community Residential Center, DOC's term for a halfway house...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/why-was-repeat-burglar-placed-halfway-h
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Miller's contract extended to 2018

Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller's post was extended to 2018 during Tuesday's school board meeting."We are very pleased with the work and direction...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-12/millers-contract-extended-2018
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Tough test finds most students miss marks

...districts begin to use that data."You won't see any major shift by us this year," explained Juneau School District superintendent Mark Miller, discussing what the test results mean locally. "This is a long-term proposition - this is not a year-to-year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/tough-test-finds-most-students-miss-mar
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In shrinking town of Cold Bay, a last kid

...closing Cold Bay would be used for a playground in Sand Point and, according to Aleutians East Borough School District superintendent Michael Seifert, personal attacks and "mistruths" circulating. Seifert denies the money for the new playground in Sand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/shrinking-town-cold-bay-last-kid
State
More than just a place to play

...providing a formal "thank you" to the many partners who made the playground a reality. A formal ceremony with members from Superintendent Mark Miller's office and other volunteers is in the works."We need to figure out some way to thank this community for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/more-just-place-play
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STEM charter school seeks to break down barriers, open doors to disadvantaged

...an education consultant working with Summit free of charge, aren't too concerned about the space issue. Talks with Superintendent Mark Miller throughout their planning process have left them confident that if the board approves their proposal, someone...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-13/stem-charter-school-seeks-breakdown-bar
Local
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...such as Common Core.Alexander called the bipartisan vote "remarkable" and said it sends a message to the many superintendents, teachers and parents who have told him that No Child needs to be overhauled."We hear you, we know you want...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/senate-oks-revised-no-child-education
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Families welcome Japanese students

...Juneau families, city representatives were also present to welcome their international guests.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the students a lesson in American expressions, with the assistance of translator Yuki Hamada, and City...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/families-welcome-japanese-students
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Kake celebrates 21st Annual Dog Salmon Festival

...forerunner of the festival began at the town's cannery in the 1950s."Years ago when our cannery was operating, the superintendent would declare a holiday right in the middle of the season," he said.Though this holiday, an annual picnic of sorts...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-05-2
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