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School District seeks spending limit increase to accept grant
Aug 15, 2:15 PM:

Funding concerns strain relations between AK district and city. Council may vote to limit amount of state grant that district can spend as worries grow that one-time money is being used to fund continuing programs. >

Assembly nixes school districting
Aug 5, 1:25 PM:

AK district abandons plans to change board election rules. Proposal would have ended at-large seats in favor of area-specific ones. One opposed board member says new policy "would have done more harm than good" because >

Former Metlakatla teachers sue Southeast Alaska school district
Jul 11, 1:12 PM:

Lawsuit filed on behalf of teachers let go by AK school district. Teachers charge race-based discrimination. District says it was due to poor performance.  But, no accounting of why teachers' performance was ranked so >

School District advised to keep math program
Jun 27, 10:06 AM:

Anchorage schools wonder why math curriculum designed to improve test scores hasn't yielded results. Study says implementation of program is the problem, not the program itself. Thorough review of study's findings and >

Charter schools on state's agenda
Jun 22, 6:22 AM:

PA House Ed Committee hearing on charter bills today. Changes application process, giving charters option of applying to state board. Beneficial because of bias, so tell us why there's a watered-down version of bill. >

State board rejects college-bases charter school in Fairbanks
Jun 15, 9:05 AM:

State board rejects college prep charter. Reasons for rejection provided without any push from reporter to see if they're valid. Check out board's approval history. Follow lead from Early College director about >

City leases downtown Chena Building to new charter school; fluoride ordinance read
May 25, 3:13 PM:

In AK, Fairbanks City Council approves measure leasing one of its buildings to new charter. School gets classroom space. City gets tenant. Article details deal, but no specifics on how charter will work to serve students >

The Weekly Standard: An Alternate Alaskan Education
May 25, 1:32 PM:

Profile of a rural AK district that's struggling to survive. Plenty of fascinating tidbits about education on the frontier, but it's difficult to understand the purpose. If state is dragging down what would otherwise be >

'You get what you put into it': Two area teachers honored for classroom excellence
May 10, 1:32 PM:

2 AK teachers honored for classroom excellence. With so much emphasis on math and reading, they demonstrate how sports and arts can teach transferable skills. Teachers' enthusiasm shines through, with exhausting list of >

Borough school district faces cuts if funding increase fails in House
Apr 7, 9:12 AM:

Districts await state legislation for increase in per-pupil funding. Say boost to funding would avoid teacher layoffs in Fairbanks and across AK. Districts, unions should be reassessing their spending and salary costs.

More than nutrition guides school lunch menu
Mar 28, 10:15 AM:


Heavily processed public school lunches cater to fast food loving students in Anchorage, AK. A small-scale homemade alternative serving charters shows a different path. But can it be mass-produced?


Typical >

Parents say cut to Ć¢performanceĆ¢ scholarships breaks promise
Mar 24, 9:42 AM:

Budget issues worry parents who want to keep scholarship program for state U and early childhood programs. What's success rate of both programs -- worth fighting for? Look at cutting admin, ineffective teachers. 

State Board of Education talks graduation, legislation
Mar 18, 3:03 PM:

Education Board reviews special ed and other issues surrounding AK High School Graduation Exam, but doesn't want to abandon only accountability measure "in this day and age of accountability" without a replacement. How >

Task force makes education recommendations
Mar 11, 1:53 PM:

20 education leaders have come up with 63 recommendations to improve education in AK. It took them "months of meetings" to do this. Looking at some of their suggestions -- examining how prevalent is bullying and need for >

Measure would raise high school dropout age to 17
Feb 15, 9:58 AM:

Effort to raise attendance age sparks debate about how to best support disconnected youth. Lots of reasons given for why the numbers are increasing, and little attention paid to examining how successful schools address >

Fairbanks North Star Borough releases achievement gap report
Feb 7, 1:07 PM:

Alaskans in Fairbank received good news about their school performance.  Where did they get this assessment tool? Wonder if other states are using similar comparative research to close the acheivement gap.

Schools and prisons - Which do we want the state of Alaska investing in?
Feb 4, 11:57 AM:

Denying requests for more education funding could mean increase in incarcerated Alaskans. Lawmakers reluctant to give more, but you could've dug deeper as to why- not sure if anything else is being done to help dropouts. >

Legislative school allies scale back hopes
Feb 3, 11:47 AM:

Education funding can't keep up with inflation and in this lacking article it doesn't offer any incite into exactly how the funding issue will be addressed. Money isn't the only issue here, look at other options.

Fairbanks school board evaluates borough progress on secondary school reform
Jan 20, 11:14 AM:

The School Board in Fairbanks Alaska is looking for creative solutions to advance secondary education. It is great to see the school system looking at high school level career programs, it is not clear if the goal of >



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