MIAMI - Dorothy Villarreal grew up dreaming in Spanish, first in Mexico and later in South Texas, where her family moved when she was six. She excelled in school - in English.
Tom McKenna, a fourth-grade teacher at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau, has been selected as one of eight Teaching Ambassador Fellows nationwide by the U.S. Department of Education for the upcoming school year.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a math and culture academy (www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/Education/MathAcademy.html) this month in Juneau in an effort to increase interest and academic achievement in math through art.
Here's one way to get a bunch of middle school kids to do math in the summer: disguise it as art.
It didn't get a lot of attention, but during his State of the State speech last week Gov. Sean Parnell set a bold educational goal for Alaska. He wants to improve the graduation rates in our public schools to 90 percent by the year 2020.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.9 million to the University of Alaska Fairbanks linguistics program. The award funds a three-year project...
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: The big announcement from the U.S. Department of Education implied that schools were unfairly disciplining African American students, and that's how it was played in news reports.
NOTE: This is the last in a two-part report on technology issues and future planning in the Juneau School District.
Anne Michaud's article in the October 31st Juneau Empire titled "Focus on pay equity for women misses a host of other important family issues" repeats the same old tired excuses for why women are paid less than men for the same job.
With 14 days left in its three-year, $1 million endowment project, Perseverance Theatre is $25,000 from completing a challenge grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to raise half the money.
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