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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.

UPDATE: Teachers, district expect to ratify TA

UPDATE: Teachers, district expect to ratify TA

Teachers may have a new contract within two weeks.

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and education

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and education

Governor Parnell says he has three main priorities for the legislative session that started this week in Juneau: education, the gas line and the unfunded Pers/Ters pension fund liability.

Juneau teachers and district reach tentative agreement

Juneau teachers and district reach tentative agreement

Juneau Education Association spokesman Dirk Miller calls it a “tentative, tentative agreement.”

Juneau Assembly, legislative delegation talk session priorities

Juneau Assembly, legislative delegation talk session priorities

Education funding and the state’s unfunded public employee retirement obligation topped the list of topics discussed by the Juneau Assembly and the Capital City’s legislative delegation on Wednesday.