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School board begins self-assessment behind closed doors

School board begins self-assessment behind closed doorsThe board will discuss the other nine categories of the self-assessment during a public board retreat Sept. 13.

School district brings in outside attorney to investigate alleged hazing

School district brings in outside attorney to investigate alleged hazing"There’s an allegation that some older students either kidnapped or in some way took some younger students out to a remote area and there was paddling or hitting involved," Miller says.

Kooch’eit’aa: Teaching the Tlingit language through basketball

Kooch’eit’aa: Teaching the Tlingit language through basketballEarlier this year, Alaska became the second state after Hawaii to recognize indigenous languages as official state languages

UAS coping with budget cuts

UAS coping with budget cutsThe University of Alaska Southeast is facing a $1.3 million state budget cut this fiscal year, and a total shortfall of $1.9 million that may lead to layoffs.

Research team sets out for Islands of the Four Mountains

Research team sets out for Islands of the Four MountainsA group of researchers left Unalaska this past weekend for a remote part of the central Aleutians: the Islands of the Four Mountains.

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to Gamble

UA offers in-state tuition to some, bonus to GambleThe president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?

Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?Mention daycare to pretty much any parent in Southeast Alaska, and you’ll get an earful. It’s never been easy to find daycare in the region, but just recently, it’s gotten much worse.

Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperones

Ketchikan approves background checks for volunteer chaperonesThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved required background checks for volunteer chaperones on overnight school-sponsored trips.

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, training

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, trainingThree Alaska museums have received more than $142,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

How to behave in bear country

How to behave in bear countryKnowing how to behave in bear country allows Alaskans to explore wilderness more deeply.