A conversation with UA president Jim Johnsen

Nov 10, 2015
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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. 

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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. 

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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
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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.

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After six years of fundraising by teachers and administrators, P.E. classes are enjoying the 60'-long, 8'-tall climbing wall. 


A new program through the Bristol Bay Campus provides an alternative to the GED for adults seeking high school equivalency.

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If students see lower scores, it's because the more rigorous AMP test is holding students to higher standards, says Dillingham Superintendent Danny Frazier. 

After state budget cuts this spring, the state retroactively decided not to reimburse voter-approved bonds for necessary school upgrades in Naknek. 

The school, which combines work experience with academics, requires an application and interview. 

SW District cuts ribbon on new Koliganek school

Sep 1, 2015
David Piazza

Teachers and 58 students are adjusting to modern, bigger school with new tech and sports facilities

Doreen Brown of Anchroage will help advise Secretary of Education and Congress on Alaska Native and American Indian education.

Nearly $900,000 will fund a three-year program to pair elders with younger mentors to preserve local dialect, teach to next generation.

Lake and Pen cuts ribbon on new Port Alsworth school

Aug 21, 2015

Guests and officials joined Port Alsworth students, staff, and community members to officially open the new Tanalian School on Tuesday, August 18.