Education

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)

Weiss selected as interim superintendent

For at least this school year, the Juneau School District has its new superintendent.

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)
Dr. Mark Miller, superintendent for the Juneau School District, gives an overview of the district’s budget at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Appearing with Miller are Brian Holst, school board president, left, Ted Wilson, Director of Teaching and Learning, center, and Bridget Weiss, Director of Student Services, right. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School Board poised to pick interim superintendent Monday

Less than two weeks after Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller’s resignation, the Board of Education is going to name his replacement. The board will… Continue reading

Dr. Mark Miller, superintendent for the Juneau School District, gives an overview of the district’s budget at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Appearing with Miller are Brian Holst, school board president, left, Ted Wilson, Director of Teaching and Learning, center, and Bridget Weiss, Director of Student Services, right. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Christopher Blodgett speaks at a 2017 cultural education conference sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Blodgett will be back again this year. (Brian Wallace via Sealaska Heritage Institute | Courtesy photo)

Conference aims to increase cultural, trauma awareness

This week, educators from all around Alaska and the world will be in Juneau for a conference to learn more about culturally aware approaches in… Continue reading

Dr. Christopher Blodgett speaks at a 2017 cultural education conference sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute. Blodgett will be back again this year. (Brian Wallace via Sealaska Heritage Institute | Courtesy photo)
Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller talks Wednesday, July 25, 2018, about his time in Juneau. Miller has accepted a job as a superintendent in Sonora, California. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Interim superintendent candidates set to meet the public

The Board of Education is starting to make progress in its search for an interim superintendent, and is inviting the public to get involved. At… Continue reading

Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller talks Wednesday, July 25, 2018, about his time in Juneau. Miller has accepted a job as a superintendent in Sonora, California. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)

UAS Career Education program teaches real skills

Ever thought that college wasn’t for you? I have. I come from a quaint little farming town in the Midwest — you know the one… Continue reading

Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)
Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

UAS will build new facility to house natural sciences building, aiming for 2020 completion.

Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

Parish’s education trust fund bill passes House

Juneau Democratic Rep. Justin Parish guided his second bill across a finish line in the Alaska House of Representatives on Thursday as the House voted… Continue reading

Close up of a failed mathematics test (Thinkstock)

Alaska’s students failing, state tests show

More than half of Alaska’s schoolchildren are not proficient in math, science and English, according to the results of the state’s new standardized tests. According… Continue reading

Close up of a failed mathematics test (Thinkstock)
Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, right, listens to David Teal, fiscal analyst for the Alaska Legislature, during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Monday, April 3, 2017. Sen. Dunleavy offered amendments to the operating budget bill to cut funding for public broadcasting and significantly reduced funding for the Alaska Marine Highway system. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate plan slashes education, university, transportation, health services

The Alaska Senate has proposed slashing the state’s public education system, university system, department of transportation, and health care. The Senate Finance Committee on Monday… Continue reading

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, right, listens to David Teal, fiscal analyst for the Alaska Legislature, during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Monday, April 3, 2017. Sen. Dunleavy offered amendments to the operating budget bill to cut funding for public broadcasting and significantly reduced funding for the Alaska Marine Highway system. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)