Jharrett Bryantt stepped into the superintendent role at the start of the school year, and was immediately met with challenges like a bus driver shortage and a budget crunch.
The temporary school funding is not assured as the governor could reduce the amount or veto it entirely.
Catherine Walker, a science teacher at Dimond High School, was nominated by students, colleagues, administrators and community members
By the end of the 2021-22 school year, 416 teachers out of around 3,000 had left their posts. So far this year, at least 350 teachers are leaving,
Just over 90% of more than 1,200 members of Mat-Su Education Association as well as other teachers voting last week approved a strike if it’s deemed necessary, but no action is scheduled, union officials say.
Graduates walked across the stage to claim diplomas clothed in flags, headdresses, fur, beads and other elements important to their diverse heritages.
The vote doesn’t necessarily mean educators will go on strike, but would give their bargaining team that avenue, said Vicki Hewitt, president of the union.
Last year, there were challenges clearing the parking lot and material left behind, a district spokeswoman said.
Allen Wardlaw had initially been put on administrative leave in April.
Calling it a major step forward, Senate majority members passed the largest single increase to public education funding in state history. But its fate in the House remains unclear.
Some said the change will pose a challenge to working parents who will now need to find morning child care for their children once a week this fall.
The changes approved by the school board mean that elementary school students will begin earlier while middle and high schoolers will start later.
In a 31-29 split, state lawmakers voted down the nomination of Bethany Marcum to the UA Board of Regents, citing her advocacy for massive cuts to state services, including education.
The Alaska School Activities Association board of directors declined to change its policies governing transgender student participation while the state education department considers its own regulatory change.
The House Education Committee advanced a bill that would require parents to sign off on every school class, activity or program.
The district has removed books that were “clearly inappropriate” from school library shelves, a spokesperson said. Officials have refused to identify which books or how many.
District officials say at least five of 10 recent medical incidents involving students with overdose symptoms were linked to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s the subject of state warnings this month.
The Anchorage School Board on Tuesday approved the charter school’s move into the building to be vacated when the elementary closes. The charter school is currently confined to a high school wing.
Two Clark Middle School students got into a physical fight and one called three high-school-aged teens to come help, police said. School officials say they plan to add new security measures this fall.
Under new protocols, parents can withdraw students from a book fair and must get a book list two weeks ahead of time. School officials are also reviewing library policies.
The school board still needs to approve any changes under the proposal, which would have elementary schools start earlier while middle and high school would start later.
A film narrated by two-time Olympian Holly Brooks is being shown in Anchorage schools and to sports teams as part of a broader effort to start conversations about body image and healthy relationships with food.
The Anchorage School District has started an investigation into the concerns raised about the principal, Allen Wardlaw, a spokesman said Wednesday.