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Nikiski student recognized as one of nation's top scholars

...and most recently she spent a month last summer as a foreign exchange student in China.According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, this year's 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars has demonstrated the accomplishments that...
My Turn: Declining teacher pay hurts student achievement

...impacts student achievement. A recent report about the Houston, Texas, schools (once headed up by current Secretary of Education Rod Paige) should make us all stop and think. This article reveals that the so-called "Texas miracle" of...
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush to do in the near future to improve life in Alaska's rural villages. "Getting the commitment from the secretary (of education), getting the commitment from the administration to do something, a willingness to just explore some ideas...
State to accept federal education funds

...thousands of teachers in the classroom working with our students this school year," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, announcing the award. The money will be divided among Alaska school districts based on the formula used to...
This Day in History

...killing 11 people. In 2000, President-elect Bush filled four more Cabinet slots, tapping Rod Paige to be secretary of education, Gale Norton to be secretary of the interior, Anthony J. Principi to return as secretary to the Department...
Alaska to look at NCLB waivers is best," Gov. Sean Parnell wrote in a letter back to Begich. "In this case, I recently spoke to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who said the exact waiver requirements have not yet been determined. We will carefully evaluate the...
Outside editorial: Refocusing the teacher-quality debate

The following editorial first appeared in the Seattle Times: Changes to the nation's 1,400 teachers' colleges and university programs proposed by the Obama administration promise to remove burdensome regulations and improve teacher training.
State still looking into NCLB waivers

...factors for applying for a newly offered waiver to the No Child Left Behind Act rules.President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the waiver program in September, and earlier this month state education commissioner Mike...
Thank you . . .

...was among four high schools who received the 1999 ``Safe and Drug-Free Schools'' award from the U.S. Secretary of Education. JDHS was selected after a rigorous evaluation process of the Students for Social Responsibility and Mediation...
State to study federal testing waivers

President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Friday released details of how states...Duncan likes. In case he has forgotten, he is the Secretary of Education, not the Superintendent of Alaska."Conversely...


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