Five schools closed this year in rural Alaska for lack of enrollment, but one on the verge of closure, in the village of Stony River, is surviving on receipts from student-run store, an effort the superintendent calls "heroic."
The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program and the Yukon River Inter-tribal Watershed Council will advance to compete for one of five finalist slots in a competition among innovators in public policy.Jill Burke
Alaska Student Activities Association creates seasons, sponsors state competitions, and sets student eligibility criteria for 33 extra-curricular activities ranging from sports, to music, art, drama, debate, language and student government.Jennifer Gibbins
With budget shortfalls, growing class sizes, the introduction of "canned curriculum" and an increased emphasis on test scores, some teachers are contemplating their futures with the Anchorage School District.Jerzy Shedlock
Highlighting Tuesday's elections is a write-in campaign to unseat the Anchorage Assembly chair, a $54 million bond proposal to improve school facilities, and new precincts since the last municipal election. Here are five things to know before heading to the polls.Alex DeMarban
Anchorage School District’s new superintendent answered questions Friday, explaining his vision for the area’s schools and sharing personal background. Ed Graff said he’s ready to lead Alaska’s largest school district.Jerzy Shedlock
James Browder's last contracted day with the Anchorage School District is June 14. The local school board chose 25-year district employee Ed Graff as a replacement, avoiding another costly nationwide seach. Jerzy Shedlock