John Ryan

The Pribilof School District has 10 students at its school on St. George Island and 71 on St. Paul Island. The lightly inhabited, windswept islands sit 300 miles off Alaska's west coast in the Bering Sea.

New cookbook promotes Alaska-grown eats for kids

Dec 9, 2015
DEED Alaska Child Nutrition Program

The new compilation of kid-friendly recipes features Alaska-grown ingredients on every page. But even as demand for local food grows, it's getting harder for many districts to buy food raised and caught in-state. 

Bristol Bay Campus

When the Alaska legislature convenes in Juneau, a group of UAF students will be there to learn about how the lawmaking process affects Bristol Bay.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

A statewide salary schedule would be too expensive and wouldn't do enough to retain teachers, says a new state-ordered study by the UAA.

Test provider responds to concerns over AMP

Nov 17, 2015

Future iterations of the AMP test will ask students to write essays and show math work, says the Achievement and Assessment Institute.

Bristol Bay's Michael Swain elected to AASB leadership

Nov 13, 2015

Elected by the Association of Alaska School Board's 15-member board, Swain will serve first as Secretary/Treasure, next year as President-Elect, and then as President.

AMP results: BBBSD students surpass statewide rates

Nov 13, 2015

Less than half of Alaskan students "meet standards" for English language arts and math, according to results of the new AMP test.

Skip Gray/360 North

Draft legislation calls for the repeal of AMP, which a group of district superintendents say is not meeting schools' needs. 

Skip Gray/360 North

An early tally suggests that a proposal to raise the minimum school enrollment to 20 may be a non-starter, says Shana Crondahl of the Alaska Education Update. 

A conversation with UA president Jim Johnsen

Nov 10, 2015
Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO

Dr. Johnsen, the 14th president of the University of Alaska system, spoke with us recently about his views balancing priorities as state budgets are tightened. 

Lake and Peninsula School District Facebook

The 13-year veteran of the Lake and Peninsula Borough School District was selected for the award by the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

A longtime first grade teacher, now gym teacher Teresa Duncan is one of three finalists for the state's highest annual teacher recognition. 

Eastside districts find ways to save by sharing

Oct 27, 2015
Lake and Peninsula School District Facebook

The Lake and Peninsula and Bristol Bay Borough School Districts team up to provide career & vocational courses, sports events, teacher inservices, and even some specialized personnel. 

Village of Igiugig

Raising the school threshold to 20 could save an estimated $7 million, but rural districts and lawmakers say such a change would be a "death knell" for small communities. 

Aleknagik School to begin bussing across the Lake

Oct 21, 2015
Luke Brummer

In the future, the district may look at picking up students who live between the south shore and the Dillingham City Limit sign, says Superintendent Piazza.