The district must use at least 20% of the money to address learning loss. That leaves nearly $90 million dollars to be spent.
An Anchorage high school art teacher started the project to honor and celebrate essential workers on the frontline of the pandemic.
Anchorage School District to reexamine policy after students prevented from wearing cultural regalia at graduation
One student chose not to attend her graduation entirely after her regalia notification was denied. Another student’s sealskin cap was taken moments before joining his peers on graduation day.
Parnell, a Republican, served as governor from 2009 to 2014.
A trio of friends will share the honor of addressing their class as salutatorian and co-valedictorians. The friends say their accomplishment has been 10 years in the making.
Kelly Shrein was recognized for her efforts to stay in touch with students including driving by their homes and moving with them to the next grade level.
The bill will provide funding for pre-k programs and standardize reading policies across the state.
School districts will be providing bigger and more robust summer schools than in years past.
The policies stemmed from the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and have been hotly debated for weeks. The policies passed the same day a jury convicted the police officer who killed Floyd.
The American Rescue Plan has a lot of money for schools. But Alaska may not be able to collect its full share, due to pre-pandemic cuts to the university.
The school board heard more than an hour of public testimony almost exclusively about the policies
A review of the Alaska Performance Scholarship found standardized testing requirements and the reputation of Alaska’s post-secondary institutions are preventing students from qualifying for and using the scholarship
Recovery from the pandemic, closing achievement gaps between students, and offering options other than college have been major themes in the campaign.
District officials say the current mitigation strategies are working as intended.
Child welfare advocates are hopeful an expanded child tax credit and other components of the bill could directly improve Alaska children's well-being.
The money is enough to support schools through the next few years but doesn’t address the state’s long term education funding problems
School board members say the policies will guide the superintendent’s work to address unequal student outcomes.
Tens of thousands of students will be returning to in-person learning next week, but ASD says it’s ready.
Anchorage school officials say students’ meals will continue, with changes, amid shift to in-person learning
Breakfast and lunch aren't listed on student's schedules because they will be grab and go. Most students will be offered a free breakfast, snack, and lunch.
Low-income, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander students are struggling the most with the virtual environment according to the Anchorage School District.