North Slope Borough school district students will now be required to learn about their local government and history in order to graduate. (Photo by frankjuarez, Flickr Creative Commons)

North Slope schools expand curricula to ‘reflect ideologies of the Inupiat’

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North Slope government and history is now part of high school graduation requirements for all North Slope Borough schools. The borough school board passed a new policy this month making the curriculum change mandatory for students, effectively beginning with freshmen who start in 2017.
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(Photo by Sparky Anderson)

University of Alaska takes sports off the budget chopping block

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The University of Alaska has decided not to cut six sports teams. University President Jim Johnsen rescinded an earlier cost saving recommendation that men’s and women’s ski teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and ski and indoor track programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage be eliminated.
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