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State approves tougher math standards for graduation

Graduation requirements for students across the state will become more rigorous starting for incoming freshmen in the Class of 2019. The State Board of Education and Early Development met Dec.
UAS vies to reinstate superintendent certification program

Much like school administrators and principals need certifications to hold those positions, so to do superintendents.
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Bill would let Alaskans invest in gas pipeline Sen.
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Legislative roundup: Feb. 2, 2014

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, introduced companion legislation to create incentives for developers in the Arctic.
DHMS principal to receive award Thursday

...Milken Educator Award.Yerkes will be presented with her trophy Thursday during a meeting of the State Board of Education and Early Development, according to a state news release. The presentation will take place shortly after 8:10 a.m. in...
State Board of Education to meet by distance in Juneau

The Alaska Board of Education and Early Development will meet by video and teleconference on Monday at 12 p.m.The meeting will originate from the auxiliary boardroom at the Alaska...
Board of Education to meet in Juneau

The Alaska Board of Education and Early Development will meet on March 7 and March 8 in the state board room on the ground floor of 801 West 10th Street in Juneau.The meeting is...
State Board approves UAS distance learning endorsement

The State Board of Education and Early Development met Thursday by teleconference, and among its actions was approving the University of Alaska Southeast's new endorsement program in distance delivery and e-learning for certificated teachers.
4-day school week pilot progam among prefiled bills

Fifty-six bills and three resolutions were released, including proposed measures creating a pilot program for a shortened school week, heightening identification requirements for would-be voters, and establishing a schedule and process for state agency performance audits, as the first set of prefiled legislation for the incoming 28th Alaska State Legislature Monday.The prefiled legislation constitutes the first new bills and resolutions offered for consideration in the upcoming legislative session, which starts next Tuesday.
Chris Simon named rural education coordinator

Christopher Simon of Huslia has been named Rural Education Coordinator at the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, effective August 16. Simon has served as principal of the Jimmy Huntington School in Huslia since 2010.


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