Education

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Dillingham school administrators say incidents involving hard drugs are on the decline. However, parents were shocked to learn that marijuana had been found on some fourth graders recently. 

Safe and Fear Free-Environment, Inc.

Finding funding for the MySpace Youth and Wellness Center in Dillingham has been difficult since its original CANDU grant ran out in 2015. But SAFE Education and Outreach Coordinator, Gregg Marxmiller, says that, thanks to grants and donations, he is confident that the center's funding will be sufficient at least to the end of 2017.

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Dillingham middle schoolers try their hands at everything from coding to first aid to ornithology during a week designed to give them a broader picture of available careers and hobbies.

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Dillingham elementary and middle schoolers competed Thursday for a trip to Anchorage and a chance to compete in the Alaska State Spelling Bee.

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Kyrstin Arellano will serve as an AmeriCorp volunteer for one year, developing programs for youth in Dillingham.

Zach Fansler for State House

Representative Zach Fansler along with Scott Kawasaki  and Chris Tuck introduced a bill last week that promotes voluntary, statewide prekindergarten programs.

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Area employers turned out for the BBEDC career fair to talk with students from elementary school to high school about job opportunities.

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On Friday, four students graduated from the UAA nursing program at the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham, bringing the total number of graduates to 10.

Bristol Bay Borough School District

Bristol Bay Borough School Board President, Michael Swain, is now President-Elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. He will serve in this position for a year before becoming President of the AASB.

Sharon Thompson

The lack of reliable childcare options in the Bristol Bay Borough impacts parents, children, employers, and the community at large. A group of residents is working on a solution. They now have $80,000 from the Borough to develop a certified childcare center. 

1919: The Spanish Flu in Dillingham

Sep 29, 2016

The deadly influenza pandemic known as the Spanish Flu, killed millions of people world wide but hit Alaska particularly hard. Thursday evening, an Anchorage lecture will examine the impacts to the Bristol Bay region and how the canneries there helped the local population.

Meghan Redmond

School year starts with high school programs in Aleknagik, Twin Hills.

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From Port Alsworth to Perryville and from Koliganek to Togiak, 1474 students in public schools around Bristol Bay are back in classrooms. No schools closed this year, and for some, enrollment is up a bit.

Tanya Dube

All Bristol Bay Borough students will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch when school starts August 23.

$600,000 is on the table to help start new pre-kindergarten programs across the state -- unless the legislature decides otherwise.

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