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.
Hundreds of students have already chosen other programs while thousands have yet to verify their enrollment with the district.
Public radio came to Alaska in 1970, providing a vital link between rural communities at a time when there were none. How was Alaska’s public radio network built?
The lawsuit alleges students threatened the teacher using racist language and symbols, but were never disciplined.
High schools can begin conditioning only practice based on guidance from the Alaska State Activities Association
How much has federal CARES Act funding helped Alaska's visitor industry and will these businesses survive the winter?
‘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.
LISTEN: Hard hit by government closures and consumer fears of exposure to COVID-19, restaurants are on the brink
Bars and restaurants are once again closed to indoor drinking and dining in Anchorage, but some restaurant owners say they can't afford another shutdown, and will defy the order and stay open. Some will close permanently. What's the best answer to keep people safe and keep businesses whole?
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.
Following a national trend, many families are finding support and resources on social media.
After hours of public comment, Mat-Su school board’s vote to rescind book removal is pushed to later this month
The school board will now decide later in May whether to rescind its vote to remove the books, including “The Great Gatsby,” “Catch-22” and “Invisible Man.”
The district presented proposals for fall scheduling and instruction to the school board.
In a press release Friday morning, Johnsen wrote “After deep reflection as to where I am called to lead a university system through these challenging times, it is clear to me and my family that it is in Alaska.”
Gruening suffered the most damage of any school in the district during the earthquake and will receive the bulk of the money in the school bond proposal for repairs and seismic upgrades.
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.
The number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools statewide decreased by 13%, and the number of students in homeschool programs nearly doubled.
Overwhelmingly, public testimony during the meeting came from district teachers who expressed concerns about social distancing, cleaning supplies, and class sizes.
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.