District, state solutions face hurdles with little time to spare.
The act aims to improve student reading outcomes across the state by third grade.
One bill would bar teachers from making students feel guilty or inherently “racist, sexist, or oppressive” by virtue of their own identities.
During the pandemic, burnout and absenteeism have piled stress on a system that was already buckling.
Last year, there were almost 1,700 fewer kids in the district’s brick and mortar schools, as parents opted for private school or homeschool.
Teachers’ association president Nathan Erfurth said the school district’s actions violated the due process for reviewing instructional materials.
In the week since the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started tracking cases, 130 students and staff have tested positive.
Educators on the Kenai Peninsula said the debate over incorporating critical race theory into public schools is a red herring.
Linnaea Gossard became the Cooper Landing School’s first high school graduate Monday night, almost a decade after the K-12 school opened to high schoolers.
With five weeks remaining before summer break, the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor is publicly challenging the school district on its COVID-19 mitigation protocols. Mayor Charlie Pierce has long been an advocate of keeping mask-wearing a personal choice and opening the peninsula to business as usual amid coronavirus-induced closures. He turned his focus to the school…