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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Vaccine recipients meet with shot givers at the Anchorage School District headquarters. The Anchorage School District headquarters hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 3, 2021.
Vaccine recipients meet with shot givers at the Anchorage School District headquarters. The Anchorage School District headquarters hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 3, 2021.
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School & District Management How School Districts Can Run a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
As pressure builds to reopen schools, some districts want to administer vaccines. The school district in Anchorage, Alaska, offers a guide.
Catherine Gewertz, February 4, 2021
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Student Well-Being Fewer Kids, Less Money: How the Pandemic Puts Districts in a Bind
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
Daarel Burnette II, September 17, 2020
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The Kachemak Selo School serves 39 students in grades K-12 in a roadless and remote village established by Russian Old Believers, a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Kachemak Selo School serves 39 students in grades K-12 in a roadless and remote village established by Russian Old Believers, a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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School & District Management Project An Alaskan Village's Long Wait for a New School
Rural schools struggle to maintain adequate buildings, but the quest for a new school has been fraught for this remote Old Believer village.
Victoria Petersen, February 11, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Alaska
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Classroom Technology Troubleshooting Tech Realities in Rural Schools
Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of Alaska.
Alyson Klein, January 14, 2020
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Joshua Gill, director of personnel and student services for Lower Kuskokwim schools in Alaska, recruits teachers at a job fair in Homestead, Pa.
Joshua Gill, director of personnel and student services for Lower Kuskokwim schools in Alaska, recruits teachers at a job fair in Homestead, Pa.
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Recruitment & Retention Project A Perennial Challenge in Rural Alaska: Getting and Keeping Teachers
Recruiters are offering bonuses, free housing, and airfare to entice teachers to their remote districts—and competition is about to worsen.
Victoria Petersen, September 10, 2019
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The East Anchorage High and Scammon Bay students gather at a home in the Native Village to learn how to comb fur from a musk ox hide using special combs and common forks. The fur can later be spun into yarn.
The East Anchorage High and Scammon Bay students gather at a home in the Native Village to learn how to comb fur from a musk ox hide using special combs and common forks. The fur can later be spun into yarn.
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Equity & Diversity Project On the Snowy Tundra, Alaska Students Bridge Differences and Eat Moose Snout
An Alaskan high school exchange program works to promote understanding between the state's urban centers and its remote Native Villages.
Victoria Petersen, July 19, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Interactive Alaska: A Brief History of the State and Its Schools
Alaskan schooling developed on many fronts. An illustrated timeline adds historical context for the growth of the state's education system.
Sasha Jones & Elizabeth Rich, July 19, 2019
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School & District Management Video ‘Just Like Them’: Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
An unusual exchange program in Alaska pairs students from urban high schools with sister schools in some of the most remote parts of the 49th state. In April, four Anchorage students and their teacher made the trip to a Native Village in Scammon Bay. See what they learned about subsistence living, the environment, Yup’ik culture, and making connections with peers from a different culture and geographic region. July 21, 2019.
Erin Irwin, July 19, 2019
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Kindergarten teacher Brandi Noe, with Principal Michelle StClair and preschool teacher Kim Raisley, at a dinner for members of the U.S. Coast Guard, federal employees, and their families at Peterson Elementary School in Kodiak, Alaska, this week. Many families in the school are federal workers who’ve not been paid in weeks because of the government shutdown.
Kindergarten teacher Brandi Noe, with Principal Michelle StClair and preschool teacher Kim Raisley, at a dinner for members of the U.S. Coast Guard, federal employees, and their families at Peterson Elementary School in Kodiak, Alaska, this week. Many families in the school are federal workers who’ve not been paid in weeks because of the government shutdown.
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Education Funding The School District Where the Shutdown Hit Nearly Everyone
In Kodiak, Alaska, a school district with deep ties to the U.S. Coast Guard has been walloped by the government shutdown with hundreds of families going without paychecks. And news of a deal to temporarily reopen the government was doing little to allay the community's anxieties.
Denisa R. Superville, January 25, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Alaska
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
The remote Alaska town of Glennallen, 180 miles northeast of Anchorage, is home to 500 people. The local school’s graduating class numbered 14 this year.
The remote Alaska town of Glennallen, 180 miles northeast of Anchorage, is home to 500 people. The local school’s graduating class numbered 14 this year.
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School & District Management Gifted Students 'Make the Most' of School in Alaska
In remote regions of rural Alaska, both schools and the students themselves have to work harder to put together an education that meets students' needs.
Victoria Petersen, June 12, 2018
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Federal Betsy DeVos Approves ESSA Plans for Alaska and Iowa
That brings the number of states with approved plans to 44, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still awaiting the OK: California, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Utah
Alyson Klein, May 16, 2018
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