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Sitka school district tries to attract teachers

...last event, 17 Alaska school districts participated.Alaska Teacher Placement, a program operated by the University of Alaska system, conducted the second event as a way to connect the schools with applicants hoping to work in the state.The...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...accordance within the laws of the state, and that they got it right.? Pat Gamble is president of the 16-campus University of Alaska System. He served in many positions within the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a four-star general as commander...
University of Alaska turns to legal arsenal to defeat campus carry measure and constitutional. The primary backers of a bill to strike down the prohibition say it ain't so.The University of Alaska System released a 13-page legal analysis Wednesday defending its gun policy. The Empire received a copy Friday...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

...into Alaskan learning institutions and built Alaska Native Studies and Alaska Native Languages options in the University of Alaska system, a regular conference specifically on Alaska Native Studies had not really occurred. Last year, leaders in...
My Turn: Diversifying Alaska's economy through a mega university at the distribution centers of Anchorage and Fairbanks. This would not be a new direction for the University of Alaska system, as it has been trending this way in response to local demand. Putting a billion dollars a year in the University...
Concealed carry on campus?

...places where weapons are not allowed," said Kate Wattum, the assistant director of public affairs for the University of Alaska system.Wattum explained that high school tours and other visitation events often have children on campus like a K-12...
State | AK legislature
Report provides update on scholarship program

...the program has affected student achievement.The report also found that among first-time freshmen in the University of Alaska system last fall, scholarship students were far less likely to need remedial classes than students who did not receive...
UAS to fund STEM scholarships with cruise line cash donations

Two cruise lines partnered recently to donate $1 million to the University of Alaska system. The money, to be gifted to the schools over a three-year period, comes from Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. and Holland America...
State | Local
UA 2015 budget proposed

The proposed 2015 operating budget for the University of Alaska system was revealed at a board of regents meeting in Juneau Thursday. The $933.3 million budget proposal includes $383.7 million...
Alaska joins student assessment consortium in English and math in postsecondary institutions" - a major component of the instruction provided by the University of Alaska System - because SBAC works with colleges and universities to establish "benchmark scores" for the 11th grade assessment...


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