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Mayor's Award highlights teacher's far-reaching contributions

The Mayor's Awards for the Arts are designed to recognize community members whose contributions strengthen Juneau's arts community in various ways - from volunteer activities to monetary support to artistic work.
Continuing the discussion on education in Alaska

In reading some of the responses to my previous article in the Juneau Empire, I noticed a common argument among those who disagreed with me and who are opposed to SJR 9 (and its companion measure in the House, HJR 1).
Heritage language programs on the rise

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 Juneau teacher, named Teaching Ambassador Fellow

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.
Mentoring: Being the world to one person

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.
SHI to sponsor math and culture academy

Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a math and culture academy ( this month in Juneau in an effort to increase interest and academic achievement in math through art.
SHI's 'Math in a Basket' highlights overlap between math and art

Here's one way to get a bunch of middle school kids to do math in the summer: disguise it as art.
My Turn: Relentless focus on paycheck fairness is critical

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.
UAF to integrate technology in Native language education

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...
Perseverance Theatre nears grant goal

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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