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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.

First draft budget includes $4.5M shortfall for Juneau Schools next year

First draft budget includes $4.5M shortfall for Juneau Schools next year

Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich offered a blunt assessment of what the latest numbers mean in a presentation to the district’s budget committee Tuesday.

Juneau teachers, school district trade proposals

Juneau teachers, school district trade proposals

The district’s counter offer to teachers includes a modest raise

Gelbrich passed up by Kalispell; JEA-district resume bargaining

Teachers and district have scheduled another bargaining session for Thursday

Juneau school board pushes for increased state funding for education

Juneau school board pushes for increased state funding for education

The Juneau Board of Education on Tuesday approved its legislative priorities for the next year.

Committee wants feedback on middle school sports travel report

Committee wants feedback on middle school sports travel report

Jan. 15 is the deadline to comment on the recommendations on middle school sports travel.