Education

At town hall, Juneau residents worry about budget cuts

At town hall, Juneau residents worry about budget cuts

Locals crowded into a local library to voice their concerns.

At town hall, Juneau residents worry about budget cuts
Opinion: UAS accreditation in good standing

Opinion: UAS accreditation in good standing

Recent finding about UAA’s Education program is regrettable.

Opinion: UAS accreditation in good standing
University of Alaska Board of Regents to meet today in Anchorage
University of Alaska Board of Regents to meet today in Anchorage
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)
Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)
University of Alaska Anchorage’s teaching programs lose accreditation

University of Alaska Anchorage’s teaching programs lose accreditation

The university is not allowed to recommend students to the state for licensure without accreditation.

University of Alaska Anchorage’s teaching programs lose accreditation
Juneau-Douglas High School pictured on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau-Douglas High School pictured on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss, right, and Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller talk on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau School District Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss, right, and Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller talk on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska’s teachers are leaving at much higher than the national average. Here’s what’s being done about it.
Alaska’s teachers are leaving at much higher than the national average. Here’s what’s being done about it.
Candidate for Assembly part of quarter million settlement with the city
Candidate for Assembly part of quarter million settlement with the city
Juneau School District’s interim Superintendent Bridget Weiss watches first day of school activities on Aug. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau School District’s interim Superintendent Bridget Weiss watches first day of school activities on Aug. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senior Arias Hoyle is one of a number of Juneau-Douglas High School students looking to add “Yadaa.at Kalé,” the Tlingit name for Mount Juneau, to the high school’s name. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Weiss is currently the interim superintendent, and the board members discussed next steps for selecting a permanent superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain High School students attend a chemistry class on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Thunder Mountain High School students attend a chemistry class on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Former teacher Linda Buckley leads Auke Bay Elementary School students in the school song on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau elementary school celebrates 50th anniversary

The school has changed substantially since it was first built.

Former teacher Linda Buckley leads Auke Bay Elementary School students in the school song on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Kiehl is the real deal on education

It’s easy to say, “I support education.” Every politician in this hemisphere shouts it from the rooftops — and most of the time, all they… Continue reading

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Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New mayor forms child care task force

Group will examine city’s role in child care and gauge public opinion.

Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Empire file photo from May 2018, children play with then-Principal of Riverbend Elementary School Michelle Byer at Dimond Park Field House. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Election events draw families, kids

Update: The hours have changed for early voting at the Mendenhall Mall Annex for the statewide election on Nov. 6. Starting Oct. 22, early voting… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from May 2018, children play with then-Principal of Riverbend Elementary School Michelle Byer at Dimond Park Field House. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)