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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

...2013 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...
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.
Ketchikan: Charter school renewal bid approved

After a three-month delay, the state Board of Education and Early Development in June approved a 10-year renewal application for the Ketchikan Charter School. However, the school still is waiting for local approval of a wall at its new home.
Ketchikan Charter school contract approved

...have time to gather teacher input before the end of the 2001-02 school year, in part because the state Board of Education and Early Development delayed approval of the charter until after the school year ended.
Empire editorial: House Bill 5 needs clarity

We're a bit puzzled by Rep. Wes Keller's House Bill 5.
My Turn: Teach Alaska's history

What did Alexander Baranov, Gen. Billy Mitchell, Bennie Benson, Elizabeth Peratrovich and Libby Riddles contribute to Alaska? If you don't know, perhaps you too could benefit from the teaching of Alaska history.


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