Minimum enrollment bill looks unlikely to pass

Jan 26, 2016
Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska (taken 2/14)

A proposal to raise minimum school enrollment - if it comes up as a bill - doesn't seem to have much support among lawmakers. 

Dillingham Elementary students read their favorite Christmas stories

Jan 22, 2016

This special originally aired on Christmas Day 2015.

Dillingham City School District



As the legislative session begins in Juneau, a group of Bristol Bay students are in the state's capital, learning about the process and speaking up on behalf of their communities. 


This year's performance review of DEED comes out of a 2013 bill that says that every state department and agency must be audited every ten years. 

Skip Gray/360 North

The AMP test fails to provide valuable data about student progress, says a Palmer lawmaker who wants to ditch the year-old test and replace it with a nationally normed assessment. 


The ASAA and AASB are urging districts to add 'gender identity' to non-discrimination policies -- and to figure out what that means for students in locker rooms, restrooms, and contact sports.

Josh Edge / APRN

A pre-kindergarten program that serves about 3 percent of Alaska's 4-year-olds would be cut in Governor Bill Walker's proposed budget.

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.