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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."

After-school program asks Assembly for $48,500 funding

After-school program asks Assembly for $48,500 fundingIt’s 4 o’ clock in the afternoon and 12-year-old John Barresi’s school day ended an hour ago. But the sixth grader is still hanging out at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School working on a project.

Outgoing superintendent critiques school system

Outgoing superintendent critiques school systemJuneau Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich critiques the school system in his resignation letter.

Group seeks to prevent suicide through paddle-making

Group seeks to prevent suicide through paddle-making Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell.