Education

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.

Alaska Statewide Mentor Project

Alaska’s interim Commissioner of Education Susan McCauley has named a temporary replacement for the Department’s number two position.

Alaska Senate Democrats

S.B. 89 would require parental permission before sex ed lessons, allow parents to take their kids out of sex ed, and prohibit curriculum from Planned Parenthood and other "abortion service providers." 

University of Alaska

In a press conference Tuesday, Jim Johnsen addressed the Strategic Pathways plan's lack of specifics, and called Rep. Tammie Wilson's budget-slashing proposal "a serious hit in our capacity to serve the state."

The proposal would cut four full-time teachers, among other things. The school board will also consider a separate version of the budget without the MAP school. 

SWRSD

A Manokotak teacher has been chosen as Alaska’s Special Education “Teacher of the Year” by the Council for Exceptional Children.

University of Alaska System

A draft plan released Tuesday would reorganize the UA system into three focused campuses.

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