Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media
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Wesley is the web editor, Alaska News Nightly producer and education reporter for Alaska Public Media. He also produces Alaska Public Media's weekly 49 Voices program, AK's attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio. wearly (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8454 |About Wesley

The state says it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during 2019 Spring and Summer semesters.

Two-hundred-fifty students in teaching programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage are wondering if they'll qualify for teaching licenses when they graduate. That's because UAA's education program lost it's national accreditation late last week.

A spokesman for the governor says that since January 2nd, Donley has been deputy commissioner of the Department of Administration. According to the school board, it isn't unprecedented for someone to serve on a school board in Alaska and also work for the Governor.

An online petition asking the Anchorage School District to require no less than 30 minutes a day for lunch and equal time for recess.

A magnitude 4.9 aftershock struck near Anchorage at 5:21 a.m Thursday.

This week on 49 Voices, we managed to surprise our long-serving audio engineer Dave Waldron on his last day with testimonials from around the station about how beloved he is, and how much we'll miss him when he's gone.

Anchorage School District teachers have a new contract after months of negotiation. While there's been a lot of focus on the salary increases, many teachers are just as interested in a change that allows for more flexibility in developing lessons.

After months of discussion and negotiation, Anchorage teachers officially have three-year contracts.

Anchorage School District officials say an anonymous bomb threat was made against Dimond High School on Monday.

This week we're hearing from Katie Irwin in Anchorage. On Sunday, Irwin will be the University of Alaska Anchorage's first deaf commencement speaker. She spoke through a sign language interpreter.

The Anchorage School District announced that a teacher the district says "shoved and grabbed a student" at Ptarmigan Elementary School has officially resigned from the district.

The agreement includes health benefit increases and 2 percent salary raises in the second and third years. It also contains language allowing for more input from teachers in lesson plans and scheduling.

Anchorage School District classes resumed today after being closed for more than a week following last month's magnitude 7.0 earthquake. While most of the students are in the schools they've attended all year, two schools had to relocate because of significant damage.

Gruening Middle School students will move to Chugiak High School next week to continue their classes after last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake forced the Anchorage School District to close their school for the rest of the school year.

This week we're hearing from Paul Brown III in Noorvik. Brown is the Village Police Officer for the community.

Teachers at Gruening Middle School in Eagle River began the process today of relocating to their new classrooms at Chugiak High School.

The University of Alaska Anchorage reopened to students Wedneday after being closed due to Friday's earthquake. The university had no structural damage or gas leaks, but there was still a lot of cleaning up to do.

The Anchorage School District announced that Gruening Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to damage sustained during Friday's earthquake.

The Anchorage School District announced that after taking severe damage from Friday's earthquake, Eagle River Elementary School will be offline for the remainder of the school year. 

Most schools in the Mat-Su School District will be able to resume classes by Thursday, December 6.