Boone's Jerry Gels says public education 'incredibly empowering'

Jerry Gels.(Photo: Provided) Jerry Gels loves teaching. The director of innovative programs for Boone County Schools believes in public education and its “ability to impact the world in the short and long term.” “Student loan debt, the heroin crisis, the transitional economy, poverty and the variety of issues facing our local and larger world can be …

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State education commissioner calls for unity

FAIRBANKS — The state’s top education official spoke Friday in Fairbanks, encouraging educators and Alaska Native leaders to unify around a common vision for education in Alaska.  Education Commissioner Michael Johnson spoke at the 2017 Tanana Chiefs Conference Education Summit.  “What we need to do is create some unity in this state about what we want …

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