2022-09 School District, Federal & State News


Alaska School District News

Anchorage – Cuts and closures loom for Anchorage School District – Shannon Cole & Lex Yelverton, Alaska’s News Source

Anchorage – ‘This did not happen overnight’: Anchorage schools superintendent says a variety of factors created $68M budget shortfall – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – ASD facing deficit, taps principals for budget feedback – Georgina Fernandez, Alaska’s News Source

Anchorage – Anchorage School District warns of traffic delays as bus service rotates to next group of students – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – New Mountain View Elementary principal aims to boost reading scores, community engagement – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

Dillingham – Dillingham’s housing crisis has teachers sleeping in the school – Isabelle Ross, KDLG Dillingham

Dillingham – School district combines additional bus routes – Sabine Poux, KDLL Dillingham

Dillingham – Dillingham’s new superintendent talks schedules, housing and a push for better literacy – Isabelle Ross, KDLG Dillingham

Fairbanks – School district earns major accreditation – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks – School district declares an impasse in labor talks – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Kenai – A history of school counts at small peninsula schools – Riley Board, KDLL Dillingham

Kenai – Kenaitze Indian Tribe opens doors to educational campus – Sabine Poux, KDLL Dillingham

Ketchikan – New contract up for Ketchikan school board vote would boost aides’ starting wages by 20% – Eric Stone, KRBD

Ketchikan – Johnson charged with assaulting student – Sam Stockbridge, Ketchikan Daily News

Kodiak – Public health officials, local law enforcement say a wave of fentanyl is driving up overdoses in Kodiak – APRN

LKSD – Lower Kuskokwim students return to classrooms that served as weekend storm shelters – Will McCarthy, KYUK Bethel

LKSD – Newtok and Napakiak damage assessments are top priority for LKSD – Rhonda McBride, KYUK Bethel

Mat-Su – Mat-Su school board enacts mandatory daily minute of silence for students – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Mat-Su – Opponents push back against Mat-Su school district bathroom policy – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

North Slope – Tikiġaq educator named 2023 Alaska Teacher of the Year – KINY, Juneau

Northwest Arctic – To address teacher shortages in Northwest Alaska, district hires international teachers and long-term substitutes – Alena Naiden, Arctic Sounder

Petersburg – School board approves supplemental funding for FY23 budget – Chris Basinger, Petersburg Pilot

Unalaska – Unalaska Superintendent Robbie Swint Jr. resigns – Maggie Nelson, KUCB Unalaska

Unalaska – Unalaska grasps at solutions to stifling airfare costs – Maggie Nelson KUCB, Unalaska

Wrangell – Homeschooling growing in Alaska, not as much for Wrangell students – Caroleine James, Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell – Wrangell Schools’ superintendent says feedback is a focus this year – Sage Smiley, KSTK Wrangell

Yupiit – Southwest Alaska school district adopts subsistence calendar in effort to center Yup’ik culture – Will McCarthy, KYUK Bethel