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'Sharing Our Knowledge' conference highlights crucial role of Tlingit elders

...mechanism that's already been successful," Martin said.According to information provided by the Hawai'i State Department of Education, Hawai'i established its language immersion program in 1987, partly in response to pressure from parents...
My Turn: Should public school funds be used for education?

Should public school funds be used for education? Sometimes the simplest question has the most interesting answer. This past week, the state school board met in Sitka. They got the usual tour of Mt.
My Turn: Make test standards neither too soft or too hard that soft bed and moved to a set of scores they hoped would be just right. It was a brave move by their state department of education.The results are now shocking Arizonans: two-thirds of students are now deemed to be not proficient in...
In shrinking town of Cold Bay, a last kid

...Districts can continue to operate schools, but they receive less funding, said Elizabeth Nudelman, the state Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's head of school finance.Since 1999, some 36 Alaska schools in places...
My Turn: Honesty is the best policy

...but more importantly they will set the cut scores. These scores will inform districts and parents if the state department of education believes a child is proficient. These scores also will be used in teacher evaluations.Setting the scores...
Three things to watch

...apply to foods sold after school, on the weekend or off campus, according to information provided by the state department of education. For example, it would be permissible for a fundraiser that involved selling chocolate bars door-to-door...
State | AK legislature
State may require more math for diplomas districts and 45 already require students to take at least three credits of math.Susan McCauley of the state Department of Education says the state board in June learned that 42 states require more math credits than Alaska.The board asked...
Grant to address mental health concerns in schools

Juneau - The state department of education has received $9.1 million in federal grant funds to help address mental health issues in school-age children.The grant is...
Juneau schools improve district-wide

Performance is up in Juneau schools, according to preliminary numbers released last week by the state Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.All of Juneau's public schools but two, as well as the HomeBRIDGE program...
UAS vies to reinstate superintendent certification program

...a nod from the board that says this seems like a good idea for you to pursue," Deputy Commissioner of the state Department of Education and Early Development Les Morse said in an interview. "We can't approve it until (they) have a plan ready...


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