“This is a Yup’ik and Indigenous people’s win up here in Alaska,” Michael Martinez said.
The video posted to YouTube shows the teacher leading a conversation about police killing Black people, including the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. She does not defend Chauvin, but says Floyd would be alive if he had complied with police orders.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says most areas in the Y-K Delta still have either substantial or high transmission.
After all the learning challenges this year brought on, Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School teacher calls the win a ‘glimmer of hope.’
Organizer Sealaska Heritage Institute said Wednesday it hopes to reschedule the Ketchikan event next month. A firm date has not been set.
Beth Lougee’s resignation follows a rocky tenure, where Alaska Native tribal leaders said they’d lost confidence in her leadership.
A bill in the Alaska Senate would intensify interventions for students identified as struggling readers by the time they finish third grade, using help from the state education department to create individual reading plans.
School leaders from across the state are preparing to offer bigger and broader summer school programs to help students catch up.
Kopeck Kaitlin Alston is the first ever winner of the Inupiaq Spelling Bee.
The House amended the bill on Wednesday in an attempt to assure funding for not just the school year starting this summer, but the one after that.