Tag: Ian Crane

Opting for full staffing, Sitka School Board passes $21 million budget

The Sitka School Board Wednesday night (4-22-20) passed a $21 million-dollar budget for next year, after agreeing to hold off on any major staff cuts until absolutely necessary. Board members decided that cutting an elementary position to restore counseling jobs at Blatchley and Pacific High wasn't a palatable trade. Read More

Trend, or trendy? Examining technology’s role in education

The Sitka School Board remains committed to putting a mobile computing device in the hands of every student in the near future. The board held a presentation on the Alaska 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative Tuesday night (2-18-14). The presentation evolved into a free-wheeling discussion of the role of technology in all our lives, and whether it contributes to real learning, or creates shortcuts that may ultimately weaken education. Read More

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