The Alaska State Board of Education unanimously approved new science standards on Friday, which are more detailed about topics like climate change and evolution than standards previously recommended for schools.
This fall, several Anchorage elementary schools will have longer lunches and recesses. It’s part of a pilot program that the school district is rolling out in an effort to better meet students’ needs for good nutrition and exercise.
“They get the traditional, ecological perspective on sea ice and how it’s changing and shifting from the whaling crews and whaling captains,” teacher Kevin Neyhard said. “And then … we drill cores through the ice to learn about it from that perspective.”