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State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...a year later.During her tenure, the college increased by almost 300 students, and the mission grew to include online classes and a four-year teaching degree.Bolson will likely stay in her position until after spring graduation, and the...
Melissa Jensen

...three semesters online due to an unexpected move. "Although I am very grateful for the tremendous availability of online classes, I found that I really missed the interaction of being on campus and in the classroom. I love the smaller class...
Partnership could help improve distance education

...scholarship program.The next steps for Alaska's Learning Network, the school consortium that has begun offering online classes, will be discussed by an advisory board later this month. Significant challenges remain, including the needs for...
USDA gives $310 million for rural broadband projects

...information age. It is also intended to pay for the network infrastructure needed to deliver telemedicine services, offer online classes and provide other applications that require a lot of bandwidth. "This big batch of projects will create urgently...
Ketchikan seeks to broaden ways of learning

...Other students who want to graduate early use the online classes to jump ahead; some students take required high school...program gives the students the entire summer to complete online classes, Whicker said, offering flexibility, for traveling...
School Board may decide on charter application Sept. 2

...public meeting to gather information. The accredited correspondence school, which has mostly print-based and some online classes, uses courses largely developed by its own teachers. Its students attend up to 12 months a year, working at their...
Consortium's Anna Frisby wins health aide of year award a community health practitioner after starting out at SEARHC as a community health aide. Frisby has been taking online classes with the goal of eventually earning a physician assistant certification since her youngest son, Greg, left home...
Suggested school cuts vary from drastic to creative

...secondary school students take city buses to school, or centralize bus stops to maximize the number of riders per bus. Online classes promoting standards-based credits and online substitute models were suggested. Cost savings of continuing to decrease...
Kenai woman connects tribal kids with education

...Wilson and Shaginoff-Stuart received funding for their educations through the tribe.Shaginoff-Stuart is taking online classes through UAF. She said she hopes to finish soon."The tribe here has encouraged me to take classes and make sure...
Legislators question Parnell's scholarship test requirements advanced classes, but acknowledged that in many cases those classes were only available online. Kerttula said online classes "aren't the same thing" as traditional instruction. "They may work for some people, but they're not the same...


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