Education

KDLG

The removal of $11 million from the Senate's capital budget is another disappointment for the Bristol Bay Borough School District, after the state decided not to reimburse a voter-approved school bond last year. 

Tanalian School

"I'm really excited, I can't believe I actually won," says 12-year-old Malea Voran, who learned from the Governor via Skype Tuesday that she'd written one of two winning essays to name two new ferries.

Goodnews Bay Student Wins National Reading Award

May 13, 2016
Sherri Carmichael

Rocky Mountain seventh grader Alexie Evan just won a national reading award from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for logging over two million words read this year. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Monte Thacker, from Wichita Falls, TX, has been in education since 2001, with the past 8 years spent in administration. 

Linda Richter

Linda Richter has been with the district since 1979. "She's just a good person who goes well beyond the call of duty," says husband and fellow Lake and Pen educator Ron Richter. 

Principal candidate Monte Thacker to visit Dillingham

Apr 26, 2016
Anchorage School District

There’s one candidate for the Dillingham Middle/High School principal job, and he’s coming to meet with the community this weekend.

KDLG

Forget rented limousines, these Southwest Alaska high schoolers take chartered flights for the year's biggest (often only) dance in Newhalen.

Student government reps travel to Kodiak

Apr 19, 2016
Dillingham City School District

Dillingham students participated in a statewide gathering of more than 300 student government representatives earlier this month.

Dillingham City School District

Middle and high school students will likely have trimesters next fall; community members are invited to weigh in at a meeting on April 13th. 

Dillingham City School District

The school board voted 4-1 Monday to renew Superintendent Frazier's contract with a pay increase; the district's proposed budget eliminates four teaching positions as well as housing allowances for the superintendent and principals. 

Meghan Redmond

"It's an investment in our children, and making sure that our schools stay open," said board chair Kay Andrews when the school board voted to establish high school programs at all sites. 

Kevin Tennyson

Bill Schwan is heading to Wrangell after four years at DHS, and Cody McCanna is leaving after 15 years in Koliganek to head a charter school in Kenai.

Skip Gray/360 North

S.B. 89, which would also require parents to sign off on each sexual education lesson, will move on now to the House Health and Social Services Committee. 

More than twenty people testified against Senate Bill 89, which would require parents to okay sex education lessons and prohibit Planned Parenthood curriculum in schools. 

The Dillingham City School District and the Dillingham Education Association, the local teacher’s union, have begun negotiations on a new contract.

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