This summer, Milagro Darby saw an opportunity to scale up her solo side hustle. She now runs a five-person tutoring business and thinks demand for private tutoring will keep growing as parents and students get frustrated with distance learning.
The mayor, a retired Alaska State Trooper, said discrimination against police officers was in his eyes “by far a greater problem.”
Students and their families are getting familiar with using Zoom, saying the word “asynchronous” and making other changes for school days without in-person classes.
Meanwhile, some parents are getting creative. More than 200 people have joined a local Facebook group where they’re matchmaking for small, COVID-19 learning bubbles and child care.
Recommendations include a new staff position responsible for designing a city-backed child care program for the duration of the pandemic. Another is to pay employers to run on-site child care programs.
Superintendent Bridget Weiss emphasized that the school district’s decisions around reopening could have wider community impacts.
The proposal followed a high-profile demonstration outside Heavenly Creations, a Ketchikan flower shop, after the owner reportedly refused to take an order for a same-sex wedding.
Next Monday, the Pioneer Home in Juneau plans to expand its visitations from one family member to two family members per household.
At a time when monuments of colonizers and enslavers are being debated and removed across the country, a mural is going up this July 4th in the birth place and on the birthday of a Native civil rights leader. The new mural in the Southeast Alaska community of Petersburg celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich, her legacy as…
Alaska’s childcare providers initially requested a total of $9 million. But the office was only allocated $6.4 million in federal CARES Act funds, an amount the state discovered after announcing a plan for monthly payments to providers.