Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Anchorage School Board voted unanimously late last night to rename the school — one of the nation’s most diverse— the Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School.
‘People have gotten a little bit lax’: Coronavirus cases projected to double in Anchorage every 25 days
Coronavirus cases are again on the rise in Alaska, and many of the infections are centered in Anchorage, which recently set a new record-high daily case count.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop acknowledged the high number of coronavirus cases, but said keeping kids out of classrooms is having too grave an impact on mental health.
The Alaska School Activities Association announced the decision to cancel events on Tuesday citing a rising number of coronavirus infections in Anchorage and other parts of the state.
After a weekend of testing and contact tracing, the district gave five programs at Eagle River the go-ahead to resume activities Monday including flag football, gymnastics and drama, debate and forensics.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop provided a bleak assessment of online learning at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
Dozens more are in quarantine.
Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop had mentioned earlier this week that a rapid increase in COVID infections would likely delay bringing kids back to classrooms.
Anchorage Schools Superintendent Deena Bishop said she'll likely push back the return to in-person schooling because of a surge of COVID-19 infections in the city.
By-and-large, students, teachers and administrators are happy to be back in schools, even if it means wearing uncomfortable masks.
The repeated run-ins with the bear were part of the reason that one children's camp decided to move out of Russian Jack to another park.
After 18 months of negotiations, Mat-Su School District and teachers union reach tentative contract agreement
Union members still need to approve the contract, and so does the Mat-Su School Board.
Doctors say early, aggressive restrictions have helped keep the number of deaths in Alaska tied to COVID-19 low. But, they caution, the numbers can change quickly and it is not time to let your guard down.
University of Alaska regents say the teams and their supporters will have to raise two years of operating expenses by February to save sports.
Student athletes, coaches and other community members are pleading with university leaders for more time. They say they can find a way to cut costs, raise revenue and save the sports.
That applies to cross country, swimming, diving, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, football, flag football and cheerleading.
Under the pandemic-EBT program, tens of thousands of Alaska school-aged children are eligible for hundreds of dollars to help pay for groceries.
Municipal Manager Bill Falsey says that, so far, test results don't indicate widespread COVID-19 infection at Anchorage shelters outside of Brother Francis.
The school district says the student is in 3rd grade at Machetanz Elementary and did not attend school Thursday.