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My Turn: Big city budget problems require big solutions

...schools was a huge mistake, and closing Juneau-Douglas High School may be a solution to fix the budget deficits for the school district and the CBJ down the road. I'm a JDHS alumnus, so it pains me to say this, but adding a few buildings to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-17/my-turn-big-city-budget-problems-requ
Opinion
USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

...starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station...represented the biggest die-off of the school's herd since it was established...Animal Exploitation Now to investigate the school.Michael Budkie, the group's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/usda-files-complaint-against-uaf-over-m
State
Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

...must meet next week to determine school funding, however, because the city charter requires the Assembly to approve the school budget within 30 days after its presentation. Kiefer's proposal funds the district to its 2014 levels, rather than...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/juneau-assembly-will-take-second-look-p
Local
How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

...depending on their needs. The devices can do things like read emails and textbooks out loud, take dictation and provide the school schedule and visual cues to get on the bus, Champney said. "It's been really successful in having these young adults...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/how-do-you-spell-s-u-c-c-e-s-s
Local
Museum event teaches art of paper crane folding

...there will be examples.The group will likely host at least one more public event, and they hope to host an event in the schools. "We'll probably have over a thousand (cranes)," Triplette said.Triplette is one of many who grew up in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/museum-event-teaches-art-paper-crane-fold
Art
School leader on leave as law firm eyes procedures

...firm investigates how the district handled a case of alleged sexual abuse by an employee, school board officials said.The school board met in a closed-door session on April 7 and afterward said it had placed Fairbanks North Star Borough School...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/school-leader-leave-law-firm-eyes-proce
State
A gesture of peace and hope

...complete and about 150 hours of folding paper. Haytham Mohanna, a 16-year-old exchange student from Gaza, spent the school year studying in Haines and presented his own, independently made origami peacock to his exchange school. With his...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/gesture-peace-and-hope
Local
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Exhibit variety plan for Sitka museum

...The new direction for the Sitka Historical Society comes with other initiatives, such as trying to get involved in the schools, and using an enhanced media presence for telling weekly stories about Sitka's past. The goal is to broaden the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/exhibit-variety-plan-sitka-museum
State
Empire Editorial: It's time to draw the line

...this need to go away. Thunder Mountain was built for 838 students, with the ability to expand to accommodate 1,000. The school hasn't come close to reaching that capacity. Next year, it's projected to have 685 students - about 63 more than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-10/empire-editorial-its-time-draw-line
Opinion

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