Dr. Deena Bishop, ASD superintendent, takes your questions

Dr. Deena Bishop
Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop. (Photo courtesy of Milken Family Foundation).

Leadership in challenging times — that’s what Anchorage’s public education system is asking for. And whether the challenges are earthquake recovery, a vastly multilingual student population, or severe budget constraints — students still need a vital education to prepare them for their futures. Their future is the state’s future.

On the next Hometown Alaska, Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop joins us to take listener questions. She will share the district’s strategies for coping with the current long list of challenges. She’ll also speak to what it means to educate children for a world that is changing fast. And we’ll learn a bit about what drives her to do this work.

Your questions and comments are welcome throughout the program! Join us, and get an update on how the Anchorage School District is piloting through challenging times.

HOSTKathleen McCoy


  • Dr. Deena Bishop, Anchorage School District superintendent


  • Anchorage School District website
  • Anchorage School District data dashboard website
  • Education requires adequate funding, opinion piece, ADN, 3.5.2019, Dr. Deena Bishop
  • “It’s not ‘Little House on the Prairie’ anymore, letter from the superintendent
  • Alaska’s education challenge and Dunleavy political failure, Reporting from Alaska, Dermot Cole
  • ASD outlines cuts if governor’s budget is approved: hundreds of jobs lost, 40 students per class possible, KTUU, 3.14.2019



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  • LIVE: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • REPEAT: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.