Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau

Frank Hauser

Frank Hauser selected as new superintendent of Juneau schools

Hauser, head of the Sitka School District since 2019, has recently been a finalist for superintendent positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
a Juneau shelter cat

Juneau’s animal shelter is ‘at cat-pacity’ again

Juneau Animal Rescue has taken in dozens of pets over the last several weeks and is asking Juneau residents to consider adopting them.
a Tlingit mural and totem poles

Tlingit and Haida selected for Alaska’s tribal school program

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska is one of five tribal organizations to receive a state-tribal education compacting grant.
the Alaska State Capitol

New Alaska education commissioner appointee declines job

Susan McKenzie has declined the role of commissioner for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
two Alaska students

Student leaders speak out against Dunleavy’s parental rights bill

Student advisors to the state Board of Education spoke out against what Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls his “parental rights” bill Wednesday.
Juneau's Driftwood Lodge

Tlingit and Haida acquires Juneau’s Driftwood Lodge

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska now owns another acre of property in downtown Juneau.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy

State agreement with Goldbelt Inc. moves Cascade Point terminal project forward

A new ferry terminal at the end of Juneau’s road is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Aparna Palmer

Aparna Palmer named new University of Alaska Southeast chancellor

Palmer is vice president of Front Range Community College in Colorado. She also previously worked at Colorado Mesa University.
Mike Dunleavy

Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill requiring parent permission for sex ed, pronoun changes

Dunleavy's bill would require more parental permission to teach sex education and change students’ names or pronouns in school.
Juneau School District offices

Juneau School District loses $269K to scammer

City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Jeff Rogers outlined the incident Wednesday in a memo shared with the Assembly Finance Committee.
king salmon

Juneau joins Southeast communities in backing king salmon troll fishery

Juneau's Assembly is the latest to support Southeast Alaska’s king salmon troll fishery against a lawsuit that could threaten its future.
a group of children outside of a building

Juneau preschoolers ask legislators to ‘have a heart’ for kids this session

The cards featured photos of the kids at school, with construction paper hearts and handwritten signatures.
a Juneau childcare center

Providers and lawmakers look for a way out of Alaska’s childcare shortage

Childcare workers, advocates and state legislators are calling for a collaborative approach to rebuilding the workforce.
Juneau School District offices

Juneau leaders begin talks over $4.7M school district deficit

A $30 increase to base student allocation isn't enough to keep the district out of a deficit as costs go up and enrollment goes down.
a cruise ship in Juneau

Juneau Assembly approves tourism policy objectives, including 5-ship limit

Assembly members hope the new limit helps to curb issues like crowding and air pollution in Juneau's downtown area.
a Juneau education rally

With songs and speeches, Alaskans rally in Juneau for more education funding

Educators, students and parents gathered on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol Monday night to call for more education funding.
a Juneau land lot

A tiny Juneau lot is the latest battleground in a dispute over tribal sovereignty

For a Southeast Alaska tribal group, the lot of less than 800 square feet represents tribal sovereignty and self-determination.
a Juneau child care center

Juneau already had a childcare shortage. Then two more centers closed

Two of Juneau’s childcare centers are closing after months of trying to hire new administrators.
a school in front of a mountain

Juneau School Board votes against investigation into district’s communication about floor sealant incident

Last summer, staff mistakenly served students floor sealant instead of milk.
a Juneau city bus

Juneau looks to new recruitment strategies amid city worker shortage

Juneau could offer sign-on bonuses of up to $40,000, for city employees in certain positions who stay on the job for two to four years.