2022-11 School District, Federal & State News


Alaska School District News

Anchorage – Anchorage School District proposes moving 6th grade to middle school to reduce costs – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – In reversal, Anchorage School District leaders now recommend keeping language immersion programs – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – Many speak out against potential school closures at Nunaka Valley Elementary – Lex Yelverton, Alaska’s News Source

Anchorage – After this year’s school bond failed, the Anchorage School Board is proposing a smaller one for 2023 – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage School Board approves ‘long overdue’ contract with bus drivers union – Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – Anchorage School District unveils new tool it hopes will keep students safer – Lauren Maxwell, Alaska’s News Source

Chatham – Angoon hopes school greenhouse can increase food sovereignty – Clarise Larson, Juneau Empire

Fairbanks – School district could face $16 million deficit – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks – Denali Elementary School named National ESEA Distinguished School – KINY, Juneau

Fairbanks – SURVEY: What do you want in a new superintendent? – KUAC, Fairbanks

Fairbanks – State of the schools: Melin talks budget, enrollment, literacy – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Juneau – Audit shows ‘deeply concerning’ deficit for school district – Clarise Larson, Juneau Empire

Juneau – Weiss to resign as Juneau superintendent: ‘The last years have been intense’ – Adelyn Baxter, KTOO – Juneau

Kenai Peninsula Borough – ‘Fostering a lifelong love of music:’ violin program expands to Anchor Point students – Hope McKenney, KBBI Kenai

Ketchikan – Board discusses school trip equity: Admins explain financing for activities travel, say students won’t be excluded – Sam Stockbridge, Ketchikan Daily News

Ketchikan – Ketchikan’s school district wants feedback on calendar that would move early release to Fridays – Eric Stone, KRBD

Lower Kuskokwim – Principal, staff flown out of Southwest village after tribal banishment order – Wrangell Sentinel

Lower Kuskokwim – Banishment of Kipnuk principal followed allegations of disrespect, poor communication and COVID safety fears – Zachariah Hughes, KYUK Bethel

North Slope Borough – Numerals invented by Kaktovik students can now be used digitally – Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News

Northwest Arctic Borough – The new Kivalina school opened its doors to students – Alena Naiden, Arctic Sounder

Wrangell – Wrangell receives $395,000 from the EPA to purchase an electric school bus – Sage Smiley, KSTK