The members of a special task force on education in Alaska have wrapped up their work and have sent a series of recommendations to the members of the Alaska Legislature. Those recommendations include calls for reducing funding for public education. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.
For the last 6-years the Bristol Bay Environmental Science Lab has been collecting data about Nushagak Bay. There is a lot that is known about the Bay but as KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, there are still holes in the data.
The Co-Chairs of a special legislative task force focused on education in Alaska have been flying around the state in recent months gathering public input on the public education system in Alaska. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… they are currently in the Bristol Bay region.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell used his speech at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to unveil a new initiative to digitally linkup schools across the state. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.
The longest serving member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents has been appointed to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Mary Hughes is the first Alaskan to serve on the Board, which is the premier authority on higher-education governance.
Enrollment, dual credits, and dealing with grief were just a few of the topics discussed during the most recent meeting of the Dillingham School Board. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.
The State of Alaska confirms that 2,038 students earned Alaska Performance Scholarships this year totaling around $8-million dollars. The students will receive scholarships totaling over $4.7-thousand dollars based on their academic performance.
A new report from the Cato Institute gives the state of Alaska a failing grade for how well it shows where education funding is actually spent. The new report is called “Cracking the Books: How well do state education departments reports public school spending.”