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My Turn: Make test standards neither too soft or too hard

...shocking Arizonans: two-thirds of students are now deemed to be not proficient in reading, writing and math.The advisory council discovered that state standards were being set for what educators aspired for students to be able to do, not what...
STEM charter school seeks to break down barriers, open doors to disadvantaged's 100 percent engagement."During Tuesday's school board meeting, members of Summit's academic policy and advisory councils presented a proposal they hope will be approved to move on to the Department of Education and Early Development...
University of Alaska Southeast director won't take job will find "solid leadership" for the campus. He will visit Sitka next week and will meet with the community advisory council to plan the next steps for an interim leadership arrangement.Gilmer was selected for the position in February to...
New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council

...Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is inviting interested individuals to apply to join the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council. There are three vacant seats to be filled on the nine member board, one of which represents the Kenai Peninsula...
Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling

...great frontier for oil and gas - and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth.An Energy Department advisory council study adopted last week said the U.S. should start exploring for oil and gas in the Arctic soon in order to feed...
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...Juneau schools, from Douglas to Auke Bay. It wasn't long before she was serving on the school board, then an advisory council for what is today known as the University of Alaska Southeast(previously the Juneau-Douglas Community College...
Subsistence meeting in Sitka

The Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet March 17-19 at the Sitka Tribal Community House. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. on March 17 and 9 a.m. on March...
Obama veto vow sparks fishing law fight

...the pier."But Charlie Witek, a West Babylon, New York, fisherman who sits on New York's Marine Resources Advisory Council, lauded the veto call. The president is "putting brakes on legislation that was rapidly headed in a bad direction...
Alutiiq Museum welcomes new director

...Alutiiq Museum's board of directors. She also serves on the statewide Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council, as an appointee of former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell.The Alutiiq Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated...
Kenai redesigns police car interiors

...In early April, Morris and Parrish were given the Governor's Safety Award, presented by the Alaska Safety Advisory Council in a ceremony in Anchorage. More recently the two also received a cake, presented by the Kenai City Council at...


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