Book Project Shows Off Kids’ Creative Talents

Preliminary results from spring standardized testing of Alaska’s school children are in with mixed results.
The state Department of Education released the statewide figures Tuesday, reporting gains in the number of students passing the reading, math and science tests, but declines in writing. In an age of text messages and twitter, the long form story may be in danger of extinction. But at the Pacific Northern Academy in Anchorage, Sarah Mariner’s fourth grade class loves writing.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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