The executive board of the University of Alaska Federation of Teachers unanimously approved a resolution backing the University of Alaska administration in opposing a measure by Fairbanks Sen. John Coghill to allow people to carry guns on campus.Dermot Cole
The summer camps, hosted by the Alaska Deep Ocean Science Institute, allow kids on the Pribilof Islands to research local species such as blue king crab and recently-discovered Golden V kelp.Joseph Miller
Mark Elfstrom is a good math teacher with a knack for reaching struggling students. So much so that in 2011, the Bartlett High School graduate received national attention, winning the prestigious Milken Award and the $25,000 that goes with it.Jill Burke
Mark Elfstrom, a teacher and wrestling coach at Romig Middle School in Anchorage, tries to teach more than just the standard curriculum. Instead, he teaches life lessons, like how to overcome obstacles by not giving up.
A new bill would pave the way for Alaska school districts to reward the principals of high-performing schools with a $5,000 cash bonus; lawmakers caution against confusing the new plan with a previous failed incentive program.Pat Forgey
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said he still supports a resolution that would allow state money to go to private or religious schools, even as the odds of the resolution's passage appear to be declining.Pat Forgey
A new study published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling explains that optional testing policies for universities, instead of requiring SAT or ACT scores, can provide a broader reach for finding talented students.Lane Brown
COMMENTARY: Gov. Sean Parnell says that opponents of the constitutional amendment to spend public money on private schools should explain how much the amendment would cost. He's got this backwards.Dermot Cole