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Fifth grader Ryan Berkoski will go on to represent Dillingham City School District at the state bee in Anchorage in March. 


With lawmakers weeks away from passing the state education budget, Dillingham City School District is trying to plan for good, bad, and ugly budget scenarios for FY 2017.  

Mike Hanley ousted as Alaska Education Commissioner

Feb 4, 2016
Skip Gray/360 North

In a press release Thursday, Governor Walker announced that Dr. Susan McCauley will take over as interim DEED Commissioner on March 1st. 

The Dillingham Education Association says the district violated its agreement when it purchased plane tickets for new hires; the school board dismissed the grievance Monday on the grounds that it is not timely.

Courtesy of ANSEP

The boarding school's superintendent calls the plan a "hostile takeover," but lawmakers have expressed strong interest in ANSEP's proposal to turn Mt. Edgecumbe into an accelerated program. 

Alaska Sea Grant

Got big ideas or research to share? The Western Alaska Inter-Disciplinary Science Conference is accepting proposals through January 31.

Skip Gray/360 North

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the Department of Ed says students will take AMP just once more, while the state starts the process of choosing a new test.

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.