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Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...the unanimous vote of support in 2014, HB44 was parked in the Senate at session's end.Knowing many of our public school teachers personally, I appreciate the responsibilities they shoulder and understand the concern about tasking them with...
Full Spring ahead at KPC

...fostering growth in the arts, higher education and lifelong learning on the Kenai Peninsula as an adjunct instructor, public school teacher, and the wife of KPC's founding director, Clayton Brockel. 2015 Juried Student Exhibition on display The public...
Druce will stand for education

...taught language arts at Soldotna High School. Her husband Michael Druce retired last year after 41 years as a public school teacher.The Druce family came to Alaska from Southern California in 1993. Two years ago they bought 15-acres on Robinson...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska should embrace educational pluralism

...this resolution will allow the public to make that decision.It is interesting that a recently released poll of public school teachers, funded by the NEA, stated that the lack of parental involvement was the biggest detriment to K-12 education...
Proposed education amendment pulled

...for it. He said his sense was that it would fail.Dunleavy, whose education background includes working as a public school teacher and serving as a school board member, said he is a strong supporter of public education. But he has said children...
Crowdfunding catching on in cash-strapped schools

...spring because of the tremendous shortages in public schools. Teachers spend hundreds of dollars a years from their own...small-group instruction. Nationally, about 75,000 public school teachers - or 2 percent to 3 percent of all teachers...
Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

...Crofut says, is playing at a high-school orchestra level.Conductor Gabrielle Whitfield, also an Anchorage public schools teacher, said the Saturday practices at the prison are the highlight of her week."They always say the greater a person's...
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Educators question loss of control under new federal law

...testing'' will change how students are taught, said the president of NEA-Alaska, the union representing most public school teachers. ''There's an old adage in education: What gets tested is what gets taught,'' said Rich Kronberg. His...
Budget grows, enrollment doesn?t

...bringing the total to $81,524 per teacher. The Alaska Association of School Boards said earlier this year that public school teachers in Alaska earned an average of $55,265 this academic year, an increase of $2,778 or 5.2 percent over...

Now Playing Synopsis: Two estranged brothers and Mixed Martial Arts fighters confront the forces that tore their family apart as they prepare to do battle in the ring in this drama from director Gavin O'Connor (Pride and Glory). Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) is an ex-Marine from Pittsburgh who's never quite shaken his troubled past. Upon learning that the purse in an upcoming MMA tournament is the largest in the league's history, Tommy recruits his father, Paddy (Nick Nolte), a former coach and recovering alcoholic, to whip him into shape in time for the competition. Meanwhile, as Tommy steadily ascends the ranks by defeating one powerful opponent after another, his brother, Brendan, struggles to provide for his family with his job as a public school teacher. A former MMA fighter with a devastating punch, Brendan begins to wonder if he, too, could have a shot at winning the coveted purse. In time, Brendan and Tommy both emerge as dark horse contenders in the competition, setting the two brothers on a brutal collision course. But Tommy and Brendan's biggest battle won't be fought in the ring -- it will be fought in their hearts and minds. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Nick Nolte Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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