Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 10.38.44 AMAlaska ICE: Empowering Communities to Help Youth Succeed

Alaska ICE actively partners with schools and communities, building positive youth-adult relationships and healthier school and community climates to help kids achieve academic and social success.

Learn more about our statewide partnerships.

 

April Campaign at Best Beginnings Illustrates How Much Our Words Count

best beginnings reading photo_medThe more words children are exposed to in their first few years, the better they fare in school and in life. Earlier this year, Best Beginnings launched Words Count to encourage parents to talk, sing, read, and play with their young children every day.

Visit Best Beginnings for more info and to subscribe to their e-newsletter, and connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BestBeginnings.

3 Things Parents Wish Teachers Knew

clay clubAfter I wrote “5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew,” parents started filling my inbox with the things they wish teachers knew — and why not? The ideal parent-teacher conference is an opportunity to give and take, a time and place for both teachers and parents to share their observations.

Take a peek at what the parents who got in touch wish their children’s teachers knew, here. (by Jessica Lahey, for the NY Times)

Positive Parenting Practices

Yaakoosge  197Parenting a teen is not easy. Many outside influences distract our youth and add challenges to parenting efforts. Youth need adults who are there for them—people who connect with them, communicate with them, spend time with them, and show a genuine interest in them.

By engaging in positive parenting practices, parents can help their adolescent make healthy choices. Find out more at the CDC website.

2014 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship Winners

jnms logo_2014AASB is pleased to announce the 12 recipients of the 2014 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship! AASB would like to thank the 101 students who submitted an application and the scholarship committee (made up of board of directors and staff) who reviewed them.

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AASB would also like to extend a scholarship to one past recipient based on her essay.
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Nominations open for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 5.30.09 PMThe goal of the Alaska Teacher of the Year program is to honor a teacher who provides exceptional service to the students of today, the leaders of tomorrow.  Nominate a teacher in your district who exemplifies excellence in the classroom; a teacher who demonstrates the characteristics and professionalism representative of all teachers in Alaska.  Submit his/her name for consideration as Alaska’s Teacher of the Year.

For complete details, click here.

June Nelson Memorial Scholarship deadline upon us

jnms logo_2014This 2013-2014 school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or college institution. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014.

For complete application details, click here.

Keeping Rural Students Connected in LKSD

computer-35010_640Dan Walker, an Assistant Superintendent in Lower Kuskokwim School District, is highlighted in an Education Week article for his efforts to expand technology and digital connectivity throughout the district.

Read the EdWeek article here. (edweek.org)

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Scholarship and Externship Opportunities

ANTHC-Logo-clear_1Accepting applications now through June 20, 2014

ANTHC $5000 Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2014-Summer 2015 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs). ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.

For complete information, and to apply, click here.

Pribilof youth researchers honored

prib_studentsTeenagers who say no one takes them seriously should take a good look at the response a group of teens from St. Paul Island got for keeping a close eye on kelp and crab.

The students were honored last week at a gala in Anchorage for their continuous dedication and efforts to tracking native marine species around the Pribilof Islands. The Pribilof Student Marine Research Team, which is made up of more than 20 students, several student marine research assistants, and five staff members, collectively received a youth leadership award for their efforts over the past five years to track several marine species in the area. They were honored specifically for their contributions in discovering a second sample of an extremely rare species of kelp and for research on crab stocks.

Read the full story, written by Joseph Miller, here. (The Bristol Bay Times)

Funds to Expand and Sustain Imagination Library around AK

imagination_libraryMore than 21,000 Alaska children already participate in Imagination Library through 32 local Imagination Libraries serving 110 communities throughout Alaska. This Request for Proposals invites communities to apply for financial and technical assistance to launch Imagination Library in their community.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. For more information, view the RFP here.

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