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
Kotzebue middle schoolers Katelyn Dela Rosa and Tahayla Baker were among 47 students who built and flew their own drones as part of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s STEM Career Explorations camp.Jillian Rogers
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
Five years after the death of former Sen. Ted Stevens, the millions of pages he accumulated over decades remain off limits to researchers, locked away three floors below ground at the UAF Rasmuson Library in Fairbanks. The plan now is to move the entire collection to Anchorage this summer.Dermot Cole
For a time, the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines consisted of a concrete cornerstone and nothing else. The University of Alaska celebrated the centennial of its most important stone Monday.