2022-12 School District, Federal & State News


Alaska School District News

Anchorage – Now facing a $48 million deficit, Anchorage district and school board officials look at cuts and closures ahead – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage School Board briefed on increasing classroom sizes as budget option – Channel 2 News

Anchorage – Worries brew about future of successful learning program at Eagle River school on closure list – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Snow days pile on complications and uncertainties for Anchorage School District and families – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage school officials consider remote learning as winter storms keep students home for 4 days – Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – After longest snow closure ever, Anchorage School District weighs how to make up lost time – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Dail;y News

Anchorage – Anomaly’ winter storm closes Anchorage and Mat-Su schools, slows traffic – Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – Full bus service returns for Anchorage School District – Lauren Maxwell, Alaska’s News Source

Anchorage – Anchorage School District investigating series of school break-ins – Lauren Maxwell, Alaska’s News Source

Anchorage – ASD offers drone classes for students – Lauren Maxwell, Alaska’s News Source

Fairbanks – School board talks budget committee priorities – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks – Teacher labor negotiations head to mediation – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Juneau – Juneau teachers union declares impasse amid drawn-out negotiations – Clarise Larson, Juneau Empire

Ketchikan – School board members from Metlakatla and Ketchikan plan to meet to discuss racism at February basketball game – KRBD, Ketchikan

Ketchikan – Ketchikan’s school district faces increasing pressure from borough over health insurance program – Eric Stone, KRBD

Ketchikan – District, Boro talk insurance options: School District identifies differences of accounting in health insurance deficit – Sam Stockbridge, Ketchikan Daily News

Kodiak – Suspicious package found near North Star Elementary was false alarm, say local law enforcement – Brian Venua, KMXT Kodiak

Lower Kuskokwim – As Y-K Delta students recoup after remote school, vast majority still not proficient in English and math – Nina Kravinsky, KYUK

North Slope Borough – Construction of a temporary gym in Kaktovik is underway – Alena Naiden, Arctic Sounder

Petersburg – Petersburg High School Plans Suspension Alternatives for Kids Caught Vaping – Rachel Cassandra, KFSK

Petersburg – School board accepts draft audit – Chris Basinger, Petersburg Pilot

Sitka – After a year of heating problems, Sitka’s middle schoolers return to class in a warm building – Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Unalaska – Unalaska school district in search of new superintendent … again – Maggie Nelson, KUCB

Unalaska – Unalaskans hope new regional airline means better local air service – Maggie Nelson, KUCB

Wrangell – Wrangell students score higher than state average on assessment tests – Marc Lutz, Wrangell Sentinel