Education

If there’s a metaphor for what’s going on within the walls of UAA’s theater department, a newborn might fit. What’s happening at UAA’s theater department is a massive changing of the guard. The legacy faculty who built the program, in fact, even built the UAA Fine Arts Building that opened in 1986, is now all gone.

Kathleen McCoy
On Saturday morning, seven recent college graduates took off from Anchorage for Tokyo, where they'll prepare to teach English in towns across Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.Tegan Hanlon
Alaska teachers who want to supervise student teachers this coming school year must have at least one year of experience in their school districts and three years of experience total, according to regulation changes adopted by the state.Tegan Hanlon
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has selected Jim Johnsen, a senior vice president of Alaska Communications, to be the 14th UA president.Tegan Hanlon

On Saturday morning, seven recent college graduates took off from Anchorage for Tokyo, where they'll prepare to teach English in towns across Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

Tegan Hanlon
The Anchorage School District says a plastic slide melted and other playground equipment burned when a fire ignited Saturday morning at Alpenglow Elementary School in Eagle River.Tegan Hanlon
UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.Associated Press
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News
A new study commissioned by the Alaska Legislature says that the state’s school funding program largely works well for its school districts, and found that an increasing proportion of spending on instruction is tied to better student performance.Nathaniel Herz
Outgoing University of Alaska President Pat Gamble announced Tuesday that UA Regent Mike Powers will serve as the interim chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks starting September 1.Tegan Hanlon