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Nikiski staff critical of Clarion article

...reality as it could be. There are hundreds of parents who will tell you that Nikiski Middle High School has some of the best teachers in the state. This is something that reasonable people know and we are grateful to the parents, students, and community...
Cal Thomas: Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

...we have 105,000 kids who are in underperforming or failing schools." He wants to fix traditional schools, pay good teachers more, giving bonuses to the best, and expand vocational education to every high school in the state. "We have the...
School board: Holt, Yerly run for District 7 seat

...instruction into their curriculum three years ago as part of the 2012-2017 Kenai Peninsula School District Strategic Plan. Good teachers incorporate differentiation with their students, Holt said. River City Academy is a performance-based school that...
Thompson touts balanced, fiscally conservative position

...district's focus should be on hiring and paying for better teachers, which ultimately benefits the community as a whole. "If you had good teachers in a garage, the students would do well," Thompson...
Rocky Knudsen: State needs to be more efficient that focuses on the industries in Alaska so more Alaskans will be employed. We need to employ and retain the best teachers available. We can do this by allowing teachers and other public employees to return to a defined benefit retirement...
Micciche, Treider compete for Senate seat not happy with how education has been funded during the last few years. He said it is difficult to attract the best teachers with instability that disrupts school staffing decisions."Education is one area where we can't compromise...
Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

...Alaska, while allowing for urban districts to weed out marginal teachers who have built up seniority in favor of better teachers who haven't been on the job as long."Too often when the budget gets tight, it is first in and first out for...
Pioneer Potluck: About Dad, the farmer

...would play good music as I tried to keep up on the piano. He very patiently taught me to play along with him. He was a good teacher. He played for square dances with my piano teacher Kathryn Sutherland, in the Sutherland barn. Those dances did not...
The case for tenure

...left out in the discussion of "bad" teachers is that even the worst teacher is someone's favorite, and even the best teacher is someone's least. Every teacher makes a connection to someone, and every teacher, at some point in their career...
What others say: Digital learning initiative would improve access to education going big into digital learning over the next five years to ensure all of Alaska's children have access to the best teachers available."Parnell expects the project will attract Alaska's top educators and make them available to all Alaska...


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