Education

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.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has created a new school within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The School of Natural Resources and Extension merges the Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF School of Natural Resources.

DHS Students To State Speech Competition

Feb 13, 2014

The top three qualifiers from the school will deliver their best in a variety of speech categories this weekend in Anchorage.

An Alaska Native leader and educator who passed away last month after a long battle with cancer was remembered earlier this week on the floor of the Alaska Senate. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

KDLG

The iconic downtown building has an uncertain future, as neither the city nor the school district is interested in spending millions to bring it up to code.

Alaka Public

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell defended his proposed legislation to reform the public school system in Alaska during a wide ranging press conference Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

A couple of Democrats in the Alaska Legislature have put forward resolutions intended to declare February as “Public Education Month” in Alaska.

The Dillingham School Board has agreed to rehire the District Superintendent who’s been in place since 2010. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The long-time principal of the Dillingham Elementary School will retire at the end of the school year.

Alaska Legislature

The members of the Alaska Legislature are hard at work in Juneau considering hundreds of bills and resolutions. Many of them are focused on education. KDLG’s Mike Mason checked in with the Chair of the Senate Education Committee for this report.

UAF

Students are meeting with lawmakers and state officials this week, learning about the big issues and politics during the legislative session.

A member of the Democratic Minority in the Alaska Senate is working on legislation that would significantly increase education funding in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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