Dr. Elizabeth Ohlsen, a public health physician with the State of Alaska, explains the latest science of how the coronavirus impacts children and how to mitigate the spread of the disease in schools.
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.
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.
Despite missing some student teaching hours, the pandemic did not have any significant impact on new Alaska teacher's preparedness.
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.
There are confirmed cases in the U.S. and a chartered flight evacuated Americans from China through the Anchorage airport before arriving in California. But how big should this concern be compared to annual influenza infections? Should countries shut down international travel?
Following a national trend, many families are finding support and resources on social media.
‘There’s no consideration of cultural needs’: Rural teachers discuss alternative to Florida Virtual School
Teachers in Alaska are concerned that the Florida Virtual School isn't a useful solution in off-the-road-system communities and are discussing what Alaska-made curriculum might look like.
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.
They say it's important to consider the risks of keeping children out of school; schools can and should reopen where it's safe to do so.
The news of her departure comes about two years after Sandeen became the leader of Alaska’s largest public university.
Sanctioning competitive video gaming means that schools can compete against each other under the same rules and regulations - just like other sports.
The Anchorage School District board room when it is empty, taken March 13, 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)
Students and teachers mourn the loss of the traditional ceremony and search for ways to mark the occasion.
The district will provide an update on the length of the closure Tuesday evening.
The rules, issued by ICE, said students would need to take classes in-person this fall or leave the country.
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 District plans to make up the shortfall through reductions and program redesigns.
COVID-19 has thrown higher education into turmoil. State budget cuts, loss of research funds and the sudden departure of the University system president are also challenging education leaders at an already difficult time. What’s the outlook?
It's yet another way the community is celebrating the class of 2020 in lieu of a traditional ceremony.