Alaska Education

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The UAF Bristol Bay campus commencement ceremony focused on rural campuses as key to providing opportunities for local people to work in their communities.  

The National Education Association held a conference last month in Denver, Colorado to discuss ways to improve the quality of education for public school students.  The president of the Alaska NEA was attending. 

The Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly touched on several pertinent issues.   NEA Alaska president Ron Fuhrer says school safety, standardized testing and teacher preparation among other things will be major topics discussed.  However, the primary focus was student achievement. 

Governor Proposes Education Reform Legislation

Jan 28, 2014

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has proposed an increase to education funding in exchange for reform to the public education system in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.