Anchorage School District announced on Sunday evening it would be reversing its controversial plan to return K-2 and special education students to in-person learning as COVID-19 case counts reach record highs in Alaska. Superintendent Deena Bishop made the call after new staffing concerns with both the school district and the city’s health care system emerged late last week.
The news of her departure comes about two years after Sandeen became the leader of Alaska’s largest public university.
The Anchorage School District's tutoring program is targeting children who most need in-person instruction, and testing out its protocols for when more students return to classrooms in November.
The lawsuit alleges students threatened the teacher using racist language and symbols, but were never disciplined.
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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.
Ballot measure 2 seeks to make changes to the state’s election structure by replacing the political party primary and by selecting candidates through ranked choice voting. What would it mean for elections and what do you need to know about the measure before voting on it?
Overwhelmingly, public testimony during the meeting came from district teachers who expressed concerns about social distancing, cleaning supplies, and class sizes.
Making his first run for public office, Al Gross wants to win the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Sullivan. Gross is running as an Independent with support from state democrats.
As families await more details from the district, they’re trying to figure out what this plan means for them.
The youngest children will return first, in mid-October. Middle school children will return in November and high school students will return in early 2021
The district will provide an update on the length of the closure Tuesday evening.
All members of the Mat-Su teachers union are eligible to vote over the next few days on whether to go on strike. The district will have 72-hours notice before a strike takes place.
Challenging Alaska's lone and long-serving U.S. House representative for a second time, Alyse Galvin is running as an independent with support from state Democrats.
Superintendent Deena Bishop says the decreasing number of covid cases in the city is a good sign for resuming in person learning.
Alaska has only one U.S. House seat and Congressman Don Young is seeking his 25th term in that position. What does he want to accomplish in the next two years if he is re-elected?
As the school year begins, Alaska school administrators worry low enrollment could impact state funding
Financially, there is a lot at stake. State funding of public schools is tied directly to enrollment.
Students at those schools will be learning online while the schools are sanitized and a contact tracing investigation begins.
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Families in Anchorage show how they're approaching the '20-'21 school year.