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Skagway school expands academic extracurriculars

Skagway school expands academic extracurriculars

Sports like basketball are well supported at schools around Southeast Alaska. But in Skagway, the superintendent and school board have made a deliberate effort to extend activities beyond athletics.
With class sizes on the rise, Juneau School Board asks Assembly for full funding

With class sizes on the rise, Juneau School Board asks Assembly for full funding

"What we’re asking is to fund to the cap and see if we can get some of those activities funds back. I know that’s a…

Squeezed by deficit, Sitka school board considers staff cuts

Squeezed by deficit, Sitka school board considers staff cuts

Staff cuts next year may be a foregone conclusion, as the Sitka School Board wrestles with an uncertain financial future.…

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later

"It’s better from an economic perspective for the state to maintain funding as much as possible than to cut it at this point," says economic…

Jury duty exemption proposed for teachers during school year

Currently, teachers at low performing schools are exempt, but the bill from Rep. Jim Colver would extend that to all teachers.…

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AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

The state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is helping to fund the expansion.…

Early education programs on chopping block

Pre-kindergarten grants, Parents as Teachers, Best Beginnings — all of these early learning programs were zeroed out in…

Mosquito Lake school in Haines won’t reopen

Mosquito Lake school in Haines won’t reopen

The group still plans to work on strategies to open the school in the future.…

University of Alaska to launch sexual assault survey next week

University of Alaska to launch sexual assault survey next week

"This is a way for the university to get a sense of how big a problem sexual assault…

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

A Ketchikan judge says he will decide by today whether he should approve a stay of his January…

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