Education

Discovery Southeast education coordinator Kelly Sorensen talks to a student from Harborview Elementary School about what feeds on the trees during a nature hike near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Feb. 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Discovery Southeast turns 30 with a flourish

Auctions, banquets, and competitions: Discovery Southeast celebrates in style.

 

Local Mathletes compete in 2020 regional math contest

Six Mathletes are headed to state in March.

 

Senators weigh extending bond debt moratorium

Bond payments could come back, but at lower rates.

Moving company, garden club offers scholarships

Two scholarship opportunities for Juneau’s youth.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks with students at Turnagain Elementary School in Anchorage during a press conference unveiling the Alaska Reads Act Wednesday. (Office of the Governor | Austin McDaniel)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District’s adminstration buidling is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stella Tallmon, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, was one of 104 students picked across the country to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March.
Michael Clinkscales, a former sea pilot in whose memory the scholarship was created. (Courtesy photo | Clinkscales family)
Michael Clinkscales, a former sea pilot in whose memory the scholarship was created. (Courtesy photo | Clinkscales family)
The Juneau School District’s administration building is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget would not mean more money for the district, administrators said. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District’s administration building is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget would not mean more money for the district, administrators said. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Riverbend Elementary School Interim Principal Elizabeth Pisel-Davis interviews for a permanent position in front of a panel at Riverbend on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A new principal could be around the Riverbend

Riverbend Elementary School’s interim principal interviews for position.

Riverbend Elementary School Interim Principal Elizabeth Pisel-Davis interviews for a permanent position in front of a panel at Riverbend on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Healing in the classroom: Juneau school tries new tack to help students

Glacier Valley staff talk about a different way of teaching and healing.

JAHMI Health & Wellness, Inc. is the location for the monthly Inside Passage Mental Health Speaker Series. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.
Students at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School prepare to leave the Marie Drake Building after school on May 25, 2015.

Opinion: Changes in education will only happen through local involvement

K-12 state funding may not be so fortunate next year.