There's no Yup’ik teacher in Goodnews Bay, so for now, the students practice by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Yup’ik instead. Listen now
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.
A months long search has yielded two candidates with very different experience across Alaska's schools. Download Audio
The District plans to make up the shortfall through reductions and program redesigns.
The district presented proposals for fall scheduling and instruction to the school board.
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?
Administrators in Alaska's largest school district are trying to get a handle on youth vaping.
The agreement includes health benefit increases and 2 percent salary raises in the second and third years. It also contains language allowing for more input from teachers in lesson plans and scheduling.
After watching protests unfold for Black lives in Alaska and across the country, Lacey Davis posted a video on Facebook about her experiences of growing up Black in Juneau.
Despite missing some student teaching hours, the pandemic did not have any significant impact on new Alaska teacher's preparedness.
Some parents are concerned about health, others are looking for educational certainty.
Southeast Alaska lawmakers express skepticism that the Legislature should look to school funding to cut the state's budget. In fact, some legislators would like to see spending increase in some education areas. Listen now
The board heard emotional testimony from several people opposed to the closure, but ultimately voted 5-2 in favor of shutting the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson elementary school.
LISTEN: Shocked and confused, high school seniors navigate a school year cut short by the coronavirus
For the 9,606 high school seniors across the state who make up the class of 2020 the final sport seasons have been cut short and proms and graduations have been postponed at best or canceled.
A new fight is erupting in Juneau about spending on Alaska's public schools. It centers on whether Gov. Mike Dunleavy has the power to veto money state lawmakers set aside for schools last year, for the upcoming school year – a practice called "forward funding."
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.
It follows tense state budget battles and accreditation issues for the Anchorage university, and adds additional financial loss to a system that’s already cash-strapped and stressed.
Students and teachers mourn the loss of the traditional ceremony and search for ways to mark the occasion.
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.”
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