Education

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While in Washington D.C., Sadie Sands will attend meetings and briefings with the president, a Supreme Court justice and legislators.

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At a public hearing on the Dillingham school's operating budget, Superintendent Jason Johnson said that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts would be "catastrophic." For now, educators in the region are sticking to the status quo.

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During a recent visit to Dillingham, Vincent Kane pointed to collaboration and student involvement as two keys to a constructive learning environment. Dillingham City School District also offered an administrative position to Remembrance Jennings; if she accepts, she will serve as director of school climate and culture. 

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Dillingham superintendent, Jason Johnson, said that Dillingham will “be okay this year,” but he said that he sees the move as a hit to education in Alaska and especially to rural schools.

Alaska’s Danielle Riha is a finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Jan 24, 2019
Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Anchorage teacher Danielle Riha is up for the prestigious National Teacher of the Year award.  Riha began her teaching career in Bristol Bay. 

NN Cannery History Project

In their film, “Cannery Art,” Kaeli Pulice and Ashylnn Young explore the music, graffiti and poetry of processors at the NN Cannery in South Naknek.

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This month, the students at Rocky Mountain School in Goodnews Bay have started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Yup’ik.

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Eight Bristol Bay middle schoolers did something particularly adventurous with their summer vacations – they attended the Cape Peirce marine science and culture camp on the southwest tip of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. 

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Jason Johnson is the new superintendent for the Dillingham City School District. 

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After running the Adult Basic Education and GED program for five years, Randolf-Andrew is now the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus director.

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This spring, the Alaska legislature asked the governor's office to declare a state of emergency for 20 Alaska Native languages. Two participants of an Indigenous language workshop talked to KDLG about challenges of revitalizing language in Yup’ik-speaking regions.

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The answer depends on the definition of bullying. Several parents have raised concerns at school board meetings throughout the year. However, administrators say that the cases in question, while a problem, don’t necessarily qualify as bullying.

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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

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It’s the last Friday of the school year, and this morning, it was also the last music Friday at Dillingham Elementary. Teresa Duncan runs these weekly musical mornings for elementary students. This year, she’s retiring. 

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Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.

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