Schools

Dr. Bridget Weiss, superintendent of the Juneau School District, speaks to members of the Juneau Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday, August 13. (Juneau Empire | Michael S. Lockett)

Live: Juneau Board of Education meets for working session, meeting

Live coverage from Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

 

The Juneau Board of Education has two open seats in the upcoming municipal elections.

Candidates throw hats into ring for school board

Mackey and Stepetin are only candidates for two seats so far.

 

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Artful Teaching integrates creative concepts into old school subjects

Anyone who lived through the ’90s would recognize the sound Saturday coming from Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s library. While Los del Rio’s “Macarena” played, about… Continue reading

Juneau, state test scores rise from 2017

Alaska students improved in the state’s standardized testing program, but fewer than half are proficient in math, science and English. According to figures released Wednesday… Continue reading

In a photo provided by the governor’s office, Gov. Bill Walker waves from the stage at Lathrop High School during a signing ceremony for four bills Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Courtesy photo)

Gov. Walker signs Parish’s education bill

Justin Parish’s bill has become law. In a Friday ceremony in Fairbanks’ Lathrop High School, Gov. Bill Walker signed four education-related bills into law. Among… Continue reading

In a photo provided by the governor’s office, Gov. Bill Walker waves from the stage at Lathrop High School during a signing ceremony for four bills Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Courtesy photo)

Legislature approves flat schools budget, but no increases may force cuts

The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday approved a $1.2 billion budget for public schools in the next fiscal year. With a 31-9 vote, the Alaska House… Continue reading

Alaska Legislature unlikely to pass additional school funding

Though Alaskans rallied in the rain outside the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, urging the Alaska Legislature to boost funding for education this year, it… Continue reading

House prepares to vote on school funding boost

Correction: The first version of this article mis-stated the bill number for the funding increase. It is HB 339, not 399. Alaska schools may receive… Continue reading

National test scores bring more bad news for Alaska schools

New national test scores show Alaska students below national averages in reading and math skills, and the gap is widening. On Tuesday, federal officials publicly… Continue reading

Tribes could help state fix school systems

In January, the leaders of Alaska’s education system rolled out a report on “Alaska’s Education Challenge,” the foundation for a fundamental reform of how public… Continue reading

Alaska House approves schools budget — but not a way to pay for it

The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund the state’s public schools in the next fiscal year but has failed to allocate… Continue reading