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Juneau teachers, school board ratify contract

Juneau teachers, school board ratify contract

The contract is retroactive to Jan. 10 of this year

Should local funding of public schools be optional?

Should local funding of public schools be optional?

“Onerous.” “Inequitable.” “Unconstitutional.” Those are just some of the words North Pole Republican Tammie Wilson uses to describe the contribution local governments are required to make to their school districts.

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Close to a hundred members of the public offered comment and all but a dozen spoke against removing the prohibition on state money benefiting private schools.

Food Policy Council seeks food security for Alaska

Food Policy Council seeks food security for Alaska

Juneau’s town hall is the second in a series of seven Alaska Food Policy Council meetings across the state.

JIRP director developed early interest in Southeast Alaska glaciers

JIRP director developed early interest in Southeast Alaska glaciers

Dr. Maynard Miller, who passed away this month, also ascended Mt. Bertha and Mt. St. Elias

Differences between U.S. & Gaza Strip? Weather and freedom

Differences between U.S. & Gaza Strip? Weather and freedom

“Being here in America, it’s very different – having your freedom, having your choices, do whatever you want to. I can’t explain it but it’s so different,” says Haytham Mohanna.

Senate panel hears bill on elementary school reading programs

Senate panel hears bill on elementary school reading programs

With education being a hot issue this legislative session, some politicians are looking at the basics of learning in their effort to improve student outcomes.

Teachers, budget committee say new literacy curriculum isn’t necessary

Teachers, budget committee say new literacy curriculum isn’t necessary

“How many teacher positions can we afford to keep in lieu of spending that money on curriculum?” asked budget committee member Jennifer Lindley

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocation

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocation

Gov. Sean Parnell introduced his education package Friday, and inside is a small increase to the school funding formula.

Educators, lawmakers rally around repeal of high school exit exam

Educators, lawmakers rally around repeal of high school exit exam

Gov. Sean Parnell said the exit exam every high schooler must pass to get their diploma is “obsolete” and unnecessary given that the state has new standards.