A committee of stakeholders has chosen a 6th grade teacher at the Dillingham Middle School as the “Teacher of the Year” for the Dillingham School District. Erika Schneider has also been chosen by B-P as a “Teacher of Excellence”. Schneider teaches reading, writing, math and history. Erika Schneider will be recognized at the Dillingham School Board meeting Monday night.

Several formal complaints have been filed with the state, alleging poor recording keeping and failing to deliver special ed services at Head Start.


A couple of members of the small minority organization in the Alaska House used a press conference Tuesday morning to vent about the education bill passed late Monday night. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The Dillingham School Board voted unanimously Monday night in favor of an $11.8-million dollars budget for the next school year. The also agreed to rehire 44 returning teachers. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Students Hone CSI Skills At Weekend "Bones" Class

Mar 25, 2014

Last weekend at UAF’s Bristol Bay Campus, ten students were busy reassembling, piece by piece, the skeletons from a locally trapped lynx and beaver.

Governor Parnell’s omnibus education reform bill has cleared the Senate Education Committee and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. The Governor issued a statement Friday afternoon praising the Senate Education Committee for the work they did on the bill.

Dillingham Health Ed Class Addresses Epidemic Problems

Mar 14, 2014

Using a curriculum known as "The Fourth R", Dillingham teaches health education to 7-9th graders, even though the state doesn't require it.

Governor Sean Parnell is praising the House Education Committee for wrapping up work on his omnibus education bill. KDLG’s Mike Mason has more.

Dillingham Takes 6th at 2014 Tsunami Bowl

Mar 12, 2014

The "Flamin' Krackens" were this year's "Most Improved Team", placing 3rd in the Research Project and 8th in the Quiz Bowl.

Book by book, more than dozen 1st-5th graders have made the "Million Word Club" this year.

Dillingham City School District

The Dillingham School Board has reached a deal with the man who has led the school district since 2010. Last month the Dillingham School Board agreed to keep Superintendent Bill McLeod on the job through the 2015 school year. However, they still had to work out a contract. That’s done and it was presented to the Dillingham School Board during Monday’s meeting.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has created a new school within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The School of Natural Resources and Extension merges the Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF School of Natural Resources.

DHS Students To State Speech Competition

Feb 13, 2014

The top three qualifiers from the school will deliver their best in a variety of speech categories this weekend in Anchorage.

An Alaska Native leader and educator who passed away last month after a long battle with cancer was remembered earlier this week on the floor of the Alaska Senate. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.


The iconic downtown building has an uncertain future, as neither the city nor the school district is interested in spending millions to bring it up to code.