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.
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 District plans to make up the shortfall through reductions and program redesigns.
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The district expected about 8,000 students to return to classrooms and it begins it's phased reopening plan after 10 months of closure and online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's yet another way the community is celebrating the class of 2020 in lieu of a traditional ceremony.
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 money is enough to support schools through the next few years but doesn’t address the state’s long term education funding problems
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The district’s annual financial report shows many families have left the district for statewide homeschool and private school programs.
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.
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Three high school students from across Alaska share their thoughts on the start of the school year.
Abuse reports are down overall and advocates say it's because there have been fewer eyes on children during the pandemic.
The district will provide updates throughout the summer and hopes to have a plan in place by mid-July.
As families await more details from the district, they’re trying to figure out what this plan means for them.
Child welfare advocates are hopeful an expanded child tax credit and other components of the bill could directly improve Alaska children's well-being.
Sealaska Heritage Institute hopes the classes can promote cottage industries in smaller communities and maybe even offer a sustainable solution to the region’s fast-growing sea otter population.