Oil taxes remain the legislature’s top issue this week, with six hearings scheduled on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to bring them down. But there’s also plenty else going on in Juneau, from consideration of education and home energy bills to visits from state dignitaries.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is recognizing arts education efforts in Alaska’s Capital City.
In the legislature, a bill that would increase funding for schools has been introduced.
Pick up your dog’s poop as soon as it’s dropped, or risk a fine.
Auke Bay Elementary School students were in new classrooms for the first time Wednesday morning, after months of renovation.
School district staff should not expect salary or benefit increases next year. That’s an assumption outlined by district officials working on the fscal year 2014 budget, just as they are about to re-enter negotiations with the teachers’ union – this time with an eye on a longer contract. A special school board meeting is scheduled for…
Juneau schools may have slightly lower enrollment next fall and no additional operating funds from the state. Those are two of the assumptions school district officials are using in crafting next year’s budget.
More than 50 high school students taking an “Introduction to Mining Occupations” course through the University of Alaska Southeast had quite the guest speaker on the first day of class Tuesday. Governor Sean Parnell urged the students to follow their passions, whether they end up working in the mining industry or not. “This class is…
Juneau middle school students are learning to take photos, shoot arrows and babysit at a time when they would otherwise itch for something to do.
Public comments will be taken Tuesday on the Juneau School District’s budget for next year. This is the first of two public hearings during the budget committee’s months-long process of developing a spending plan for fiscal year 2014. The 17-member committee includes a representative from each of Juneau’s 12 schools and three education unions as…