2023-05 School District, Federal & State News


Alaska School District News

Anchorage – ‘Showing off who I am’: Anchorage seniors graduate in sealskin, kuspuks and other regalia – Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – No parking lot parties allowed at Anchorage high school graduations, district says – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage high school student facing criminal charges over threats, police say – Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage School District sees high numbers of teachers retiring and resigning – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage – Anchorage’s Service High principal resigns after investigation into ‘community concerns’ – Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage – All grades in Anchorage School District to start an hour later on Mondays beginning this fall – Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News

Bering Strait – ‘Lock-out’ instituted at Gambell school after gun threat, no injuries reported – Greg Knight, KNOM

Delta Greely – Delta Greely Schools 2023 Graduating Class – Tim Holoday, Delta Wind

Delta Greely – Intervention team makes a difference – Delta Elementary School

Dillingham – All-State awaits: Dillingham students compete in statewide music festival – Christina McDermott, KDLG

Dillingham – ‘Capture the moment’: Pursuing language revitalization opportunities in Bristol Bay – Christina McDermott, KDLG

Dillingham – Dillingham families can sign their kids up for free meals this summer – Izzy Ross, KDLG

Fairbanks – Small prom brings village teens together – Kris Capps, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks – Education, Mary Siah are front and center in borough’s budget discussion – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks – Teacher, staff unions continue pushing for contract talks – Jack Barnwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Juneau – Juneau School District considers late start on Wednesdays – Katie Anastas, KTOO

Juneau – School board accepts teachers union contract – Clarise Larson, Juneau Empire

Juneau – New principal chosen for Juneau Community Charter School – KINY

Juneau – STEAM comes to Sayeik: Gastineau Community School – Jonson Kuhn, Juneau Empire

Kashunamiut – Being a new teacher is hard. Having a good mentor can help – Cory Turner, WESA, Pittsburgh

Kenai – Connections students get personalized send-off at 2023 commencement – Jacob Dye, Peninsula Clarion

Kenai – Kenai bands take annual concert outside: “Pops in the Parking Lot” stood in for Kenai Central High School’s year-end band concert – Jacob Dye, Peninsula Clarion

Kenai – Soldotna teachers union president charged with sex abuse of minor – Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News

Kenai – Proposed borough budget focuses on schools, balancing spending and revenue – Riley Board, KDLL

Kenai – Assembly OKs max school funding – Ashlyn O’Hara, Peninsula Clarion

Kenai – School board considers capital improvement plan – Ashlyn O’Hara, Peninsula Clarion

Ketchikan – Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to take up school district budget, sales tax cap – Raegan Miller, KRBD

Ketchikan – School Board extends superintendent’s contract – Sam Stockbridge, Ketchikan Daily News

Ketchikan – Judge rules traditional tribal values can stay in Ketchikan schools – Raegan Miller, KRBD

Kodiak – Mika: Schools still need permanent funding fix – Caleb Oswell, Kodiak Daily Mirror

Lower Kuskokwim – ANSEP celebrates largest-ever Acceleration Academy graduating class – Delta Discovery

Lower Kuskokwim – Newtok residents say a portion of the public school will be demolished this summer – Emily Schwing – KYUK

Mat-Su – Mat-Su educators vote to strike – Tim Rockey, Alaska Public Media

Mat-Su – ‘Potential threat’ places Palmer school on temporary lockdown – Joey Klecka, Alaska’s News Source

Mat-Su – Critics of possible Mat-Su school board policy change say it targets LGBTQ youth – Lex Yelverton, Alaska’s News Source

Nome – Student arrested after alleged threat at Nome-Beltz High School – Greg Knight, KNOM

Petersburg – School board discusses funding uncertainties – Chris Basinger, Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg – Petersburg School Board to review exempt contracts – Shelby Herbert, KFSK

Petersburg – Petersburg School District counselors receive federal grant to keep programing afloat – Shelby Herbert, KFSK

Unalaska – Unalaska graduates 29 seniors in the high school class of 2023 – Sofia Stuart-Rasi, KUCB

Wrangell – To get an electric bus, Wrangell schools must first buy an old diesel bus — and destroy it – Sage Smiley, KSTK