Enrollment at University of Alaska campuses continued to decline this fall, extending a pattern traced in part by university officials to better job opportunities, the cost of living and a drop in the number of public high school graduates in Alaska.
Addressing hundreds of students, faculty members and staff Friday in Fairbanks, UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers said even if a tuition hike had been approved by the regents, the school would have no alternative but to prepare for another round of budget cuts. Dermot Cole
Less than a year after the declaration of the Legislature's "education session," half of the 106 candidates for state office who received a questionnaire from a grass-roots group focused on Alaska education issues did not respond.Alex DeMarban
If you want a quick litmus test on contemporary attitudes toward pregnant women and their mental capacity, just search the Twitter hashtag #mommybrain. The only problem is, there’s not much science behind #mommybrain. Kathleen McCoy
If the regents had voted to move forward with UA President Pat Gamble’s proposal, undergraduate courses would have cost $6 to $8 more per credit. Tuition will remain unchanged for the 2015-16 school year. Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage School District will host a series of public meetings this week to get input on how it can deal with budget shortfalls projected to exceed $20 million each of the next three years.Michelle Theriault Boots