A new University of Alaska Fairbanks study explores the life story of a woolly mammoth that lived 17,000 years ago.
A national teacher shortage left the Lower Kuskokwim School District scrambling. The district had dozens of positions to fill in only a few months, and looked to the Philippines for solutions.
Employees who are fully vaccinated or have had a documented case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days may opt out of the weekly screening test.
A handful of other retiring teachers have forfeited their unused leave time. In 2019 and 2020, retiring teachers forfeited about 40 days of unused leave time, worth $6,105.
Later this month, Weiss will be honored at the upcoming Alaska Superintendents Association Fall Conference. She will also be a candidate representing Alaska for the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year.
Etheldra Davis moved to Anchorage in 1959 from Los Angeles and was the first Black teacher hired on contract with the Anchorage School District.
Much like mitigation measures in the outside world, strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools are ever-changing. Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss gives an update on what the district is doing to keep its students and staff healthy.
One model found that mass testing of students could cut cases by more than half in schools where masks are required and vaccination and prior infection rates are low.
Districts must spend the funds by September 2023.
In the week since the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started tracking cases, 130 students and staff have tested positive.