It took a lot of advocacy with the state’s medical team to get all teachers on the eligibility tier for vaccination.
Dena’ina is a highly endangered language. For years, linguists and local Alaska Native people have been working on language and culture revitalization projects at Kenai Peninsula College and through the Kenaitze Tribe.
Skagway students have been learning traditional Alaska Native games in preparation for the Junior Native Youth Olympics. The town’s new Native Youth Olympics club is part of a wider effort to develop more Native sports programs throughout Southeast Alaska.
Teachers across the state became eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday. Many jumped at the chance to grab an appointment.
She had recently returned to work from bereavement leave after losing her husband to complications from COVID-19 last month.
Alaska already sequences a large proportion of its positive coronavirus tests compared to other states, but officials say they’re aiming to do even better.
The school board is sticking with their plan to name the school after a “significant local cultural educator” rather than bow to public pressure that struck some board members as racist.
“It was just a classic cold weather situation, and we just had a broken pipe,” said Principal Nancy Peel.
The 13-day window of in-class instruction was a welcome respite for the kids, who hadn’t been in a classroom since last November.
When the Sitka Assembly and the school board met last week to discuss next year’s school district budget, the news from Canada cast considerable uncertainty over how much funding would be available.