Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The district will provide updates throughout the summer and hopes to have a plan in place by mid-July.
It's yet another way the community is celebrating the class of 2020 in lieu of a traditional ceremony.
The checks will be disbursed three months ahead of schedule.
Students and teachers mourn the loss of the traditional ceremony and search for ways to mark the occasion.
Online engagement rates rebound, some meal sites to close as Anchorage school year inches toward summer
Clarifying the grading policy could have incentivized students to log back on.
An investigation sheds more light on a Bethel elementary school principal's inappropriate behavior. And, The Calista Corporation seeks to form a federally-recognized tribal government in the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta. Plus: New federal rules change Title IX regulations on college campuses.
Alaska moves into the second phase of reopening. Plus: seasonal workers from around the world stick around Unalaska between fishing seasons. And, the Mat-Su Borough school board hears hours of testimony in response to its controversial decision to remove classic books from the district curriculum.
In Alaska, where more than half the teachers come from outside the state, recruitment and retention becomes even more of a challenge during a pandemic.