Jobs are available in Alaska, but the workforce to fill them isn’t there.
Six children and a driver were on the bus when it was struck by a bullet, according to troopers, who said they closed their investigation after determining the incident was noncriminal.
Events across the state aim to teach and heal.
A district administrator said the plan is to gather public input this year in the form of surveys and town halls before presenting a plan to the school board next fall outlining closure possibilities.
Alaska received over $95 million in federal stimulus money to stabilize its child care sector. With the loss of that money, some providers say they are forced to raise prices or risk closing all together.
The school district says its current guidelines on working with LGBTQ students are in line with federal regulations.
The District-Wide Library Committee is starting a review of 56 books that are the subject of challenges and currently off the shelves. The school board will make final decisions.
Water supply problems delayed the start of classes by three weeks this fall — the latest challenge for students at Kivalina’s new school.
A school district policy lets some students travel away from the school over lunch, but officials at local stores say some are stealing food.
Stephen Colligan is the governor’s third attempt to fill the seat on the state university system’s board of regents.
The policy change, initially discussed at a board retreat over the summer, attracted a crowd to a meeting Wednesday night.
The White House rolled out the income-driven repayment program, called Saving on a Valuable Education — or SAVE — after the Supreme Court blocked President Biden’s earlier loan forgiveness policy.
The news of overall 4.7% growth systemwide comes after a five-year downward trend in student enrollment.
U.S. Department of Education guidance says a landmark gun safety law prohibits the use of certain education funds from providing a dangerous weapon or training in the use of one.
LGBTQ+ rights advocates say that the state constitution’s privacy clause could be the basis for a legal challenge to the new sports regulations.
There was no indication the student made threats with the weapon, authorities say. State juvenile justice officials will determine whether criminal charges are filed.
The board will meet Thursday to discuss a proposal that would ban the participation of transgender girls in girls high school sports.
Ben Carson visited a Wasilla school and a Boys and Girls club after the Anchorage School District superintendent declined a request by the Dunleavy administration to have Carson speak at an Anchorage public school.
Elementary and middle school students will start class an hour later each Monday, and this year is the first after Abbott Loop Elementary’s closure.
The Alaska Graduate Student Workers Association signed an agreement with the university system that defines who is eligible to vote on becoming a union, certifies them as a bargaining unit and triggers a union election in the fall.
Tuckerman Babcock resigned from his post as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents on Wednesday, after two months in the role and before his confirmation by the state Legislature.
A school district spokesman said Wednesday that the district was seven drivers short of being fully staffed.
The department has been operating under an acting commissioner since last June.