New school challenges

EEDlogotrans_0Big changes face Alaska’s students this year, with new standards of what they need to learn, and new tests to find out if they learned it. We are joined by the superintendents of both the Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts to learn about the changes, and the Commissioner of Education to explain the thinking behind them. On the first day of school, hear from Alaska’s top educational leaders, and ask your questions.

Listen now:

HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Mike Hanley, Alaska Commissioner of Education
  • Ed Graff, Superintendent, Anchorage School District
  • Deena Paramo, Superintendent, Mat-Su Borough School District


  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
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  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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