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Tues Dec 17, 2013

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Delta Airlines is resuming Seattle-Juneau flights with available bookings from May 30 to August 31, 2014. A Sitka woman was rescued on Harbor Mountain after a four-hour search through inclement weather and an encounter with a charging brown bear. China decided to ban selfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska, after claiming it found toxins in shipments of geoducks – industry representatives say Southeast geoduck clam divers have not been affected by China’s recent ban. Bad weather may have caused hundreds of gallons of gasoline to spill and disburse in Kake waters.

Recent News

Teacher evaluations pit student scores against ‘dream building’?

The Sitka School District will pilot the iObservation teacher evaluation tool next year. Board members wondered if it will change the management model in buildings. "You can not be both an evaluator and a mentor," said incoming superintendent Mary Wegner.
A new, state-mandated evaluation system will hold everyone -- teachers and administrators -- accountable for student performance, beginning next fall. The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (4-15-14) got its first look at web-based software that will follow the progress of teachers over the course of the school year. But how far poor student outcomes can drag down a teacher’s evaluation remains a big question mark. more

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