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?
The Anchorage School District board room when it is empty, taken March 13, 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)
Following a national trend, many families are finding support and resources on social media.
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.
How much has federal CARES Act funding helped Alaska's visitor industry and will these businesses survive the winter?
High schools can begin conditioning only practice based on guidance from the Alaska State Activities Association
Alaska is about to start a very unusual school year. And as we cover schools reopening this fall, we’d like to follow some of you through this transition.
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?
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?
LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic
The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year?
The rules, issued by ICE, said students would need to take classes in-person this fall or leave the country.
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.
Despite missing some student teaching hours, the pandemic did not have any significant impact on new Alaska teacher's preparedness.
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.
The district presented proposals for fall scheduling and instruction to the school board.
Amidst calls for police reform, Anchorage School District opts to keep School Resource Officer program
The program is used across the country and stations local police officers in public schools.
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.”
Some parents are concerned about health, others are looking for educational certainty.
University of Alaska regents have put the brakes on a plan to merge University of Alaska Southeast programs in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka into either the Anchorage or Fairbanks operations.