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Donovan’s class immerses Environment & Society majors in NEPA, designed to ensure that environmental concerns are weighted equally ith all other factors that go into development decisions.

 

Kathleen McCoy
While Anchorage School District officials and School Board members weigh how to spend the short-term budget surplus, some observers say the annual threat of layoffs caused by uncertain state school funding is driving experienced, higher-paid staff to quit or retire in frustration.Tegan Hanlon
Despite their exposure to homeland violence and trauma, displacement and malnutrition in refugee camps and resettlement, UAA psychology professor Rebecca Robinson's research shows that displaced Somalis can thrive. She points to specific examples in Anchorage. Kathleen McCoy
College campuses around Alaska hope a five-year award from the National Institutes of Health will help improve undergraduate opportunities for biomedical research students from diverse backgrounds.Carey Restino
P.E. teacher Jenna White was "in complete and utter shock" after being presented with a national Milken Education Award, an honor that's been compared to the teachers' version of an Academy Award.Tegan Hanlon
The University of Alaska Board of Regents is considering a proposal to replace the master’s degree in nursing currently offered at the Anchorage campus with a Doctor in Nursing Practice program.Michelle Theriault Boots
Facing a budget deficit of roughly $75 million over the next three years, the Anchorage School Board is exploring ways to run the state’s largest school district with less money, including the possibility of cutting or consolidating schools. Michelle Theriault Boots
When science project time comes around, UAA's Mike Mueller wants those students headed into their own backyards and local communities for a question or problem to work on, instead of “googling” a canned experiment from the Internet that they can simply duplicate.Kathleen McCoy
Nanwalek School, located on the southern tip of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, was the only school in the state to win the educational grant from technology company Apple. Laurel Andrews
A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.Mark Thiessen | Associated Press

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