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In a unanimous vote Monday, the Anchorage School Board put the largest chunk of money, $17 million, toward next school year’s budget in an effort to soften the blow of a projected $19.8 million budget deficit. 

Tegan Hanlon
In a 4-3 vote, the board OK'd a lease and a $2 million advance for Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences that would allow the school to move to a new building that can house all its students.Tegan Hanlon
University of Alaska President Pat Gamble plans to step down next summer after five years on the job, triggering a move by the UA Board of Regents to begin looking for a new leader at a retreat in January. Alaska Dispatch News

More than 300 students walked across the stage during UAA's first graduation in the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday. It was the first graduation on campus since 1987, and first fall graduation in almost 30 years. 


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On Monday, the Anchorage School Board will consider a resolution that aims to ease the plight of charter schools, which often struggle with finding appropriate, affordable real estate.Tegan Hanlon
Tracking Kirk Scott down during finals week at UAA was a bad idea. When we met Tuesday to talk about how he introduced Android programming to Southcentral middle and high school students, our interview was interrupted every two minutes by a knock at his office door.Kathleen McCoy
Following news that the Anchorage School District may not spend millions of budgeted dollars this school year, Superintendent Ed Graff has proposed 11 budget revisions to send more money toward staffing, substitute teachers and summer school.  Tegan Hanlon
The move -- to be considered at a Board of Regents meeting Thursday in Anchorage -- would ban nearly all uses of tobacco at campuses throughout the system.Associated Press
Alaska may have 50 years of oil production left, but most of us realize we need a new source of energy for warmth and to keep our toys and tools running. It may come as a surprise to learn a local plasma physicist is tinkering at the edges of just that prospect.Kathleen McCoy
Alaska Pacific University will offer a new needs-based grant program next school year that will shrink tuition to zero for some students in an effort to attract more young people and increase access to the Anchorage campus. Tegan Hanlon