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Club at homeless shelter builds a community of trust and dialogue

Club at homeless shelter builds a community of trust and dialogueIt’s called The Glory Hole Book Club, but instead of everyone reading the same book, there’s a theme that everyone talks about each week.

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pie

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pieThe group Great Alaska Schools took to the steps of the Capitol on Friday to demand an increase in the state’s education funding formula.

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle school

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle schoolA pro-life group remains concerned over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in health instruction at Blatchley Middle School last fall, even though the curriculum is no longer being taught.

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fair

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fairRepresentatives from 17 Alaska school districts headed to Seattle this past weekend to recruit new teachers.

National firm to lead Juneau superintendent search

The Juneau School Board voted Tuesday to contract Ray and Associates, which is based in Iowa with an office in Tacoma, Wash.

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education funding

Senate panel proposes $100 million in one-time education fundingWhile the Legislature is still hammering out how much money to put toward the base student allocation, the Senate Finance Committee has included a major injection of funds in their version of the operating budget.

Alaska legislature forwards Erin’s Law

Alaska legislature forwards Erin’s LawHouse Bill 233, requiring school districts to implement sexual abuse education, gets bipartisan support.

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws critics

House passes Soboleff Day as Native languages bill draws criticsTwo bills dealing with Alaska Native issues got different receptions from members of the Legislature on Thursday.

School board praises superintendent while accepting resignation

School board praises superintendent while accepting resignationContrary to what community members may have thought, Lisa Worl said Gelbrich made an effort to become part of the community.

School board approves budget that cuts teachers, adds curriculum

School board approves budget that cuts teachers, adds curriculum"A lot of teachers who want to wait or aren’t supportive of a curriculum may not have the same high-needs students in their buildings."