Education

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UAF Bristol Bay Campus Graduation Held Saturday

May 6, 2014

Well over 50 students picked up degrees, certificates and endorsements on Saturday during the graduation ceremony for the UAF Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

Dillingham City School District

The decision by the Alaska Legislature to increase total funding for the state’s public education system has many school district’s breathing a sigh of relief. That includes the school district in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The 2nd session of the 28th Alaska Legislature came to a close on Friday and it will likely be remembered as the “Education Session”. That’s because education related issues were front and center all session long. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports on the final piece of legislation approved.

A committee of stakeholders has chosen a 6th grade teacher at the Dillingham Middle School as the “Teacher of the Year” for the Dillingham School District. Erika Schneider has also been chosen by B-P as a “Teacher of Excellence”. Schneider teaches reading, writing, math and history. Erika Schneider will be recognized at the Dillingham School Board meeting Monday night.

Several formal complaints have been filed with the state, alleging poor recording keeping and failing to deliver special ed services at Head Start.

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A couple of members of the small minority organization in the Alaska House used a press conference Tuesday morning to vent about the education bill passed late Monday night. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The Dillingham School Board voted unanimously Monday night in favor of an $11.8-million dollars budget for the next school year. The also agreed to rehire 44 returning teachers. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Last weekend at UAF’s Bristol Bay Campus, ten students were busy reassembling, piece by piece, the skeletons from a locally trapped lynx and beaver.

Governor Parnell’s omnibus education reform bill has cleared the Senate Education Committee and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. The Governor issued a statement Friday afternoon praising the Senate Education Committee for the work they did on the bill.

Using a curriculum known as "The Fourth R", Dillingham teaches health education to 7-9th graders, even though the state doesn't require it.

Governor Sean Parnell is praising the House Education Committee for wrapping up work on his omnibus education bill. KDLG’s Mike Mason has more.

The "Flamin' Krackens" were this year's "Most Improved Team", placing 3rd in the Research Project and 8th in the Quiz Bowl.

Book by book, more than dozen 1st-5th graders have made the "Million Word Club" this year.

Dillingham City School District

The Dillingham School Board has reached a deal with the man who has led the school district since 2010. Last month the Dillingham School Board agreed to keep Superintendent Bill McLeod on the job through the 2015 school year. However, they still had to work out a contract. That’s done and it was presented to the Dillingham School Board during Monday’s meeting.

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