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Alaska Education Challenge Survey

Governor Bill Walker has challenged Alaskans to address student achievement gaps and increase our graduation rate by making sure every student has equal opportunity to learn and succeed. To meet the Alaska Education Challenge, the State Board of Education is … Continue reading

Free webinar: Culturally Responsive and Embedded Social and Emotional Learning

What is culturally responsive social and emotional learning and how can it support the work you do with youth in Alaska? Please join the Association of Alaska School Boards Thursday, Feb. 23 from 12:00pm-1:00pm to explore both of these questions … Continue reading

Top Alaska education officials work to strengthen education

Alaska’s two top education officials say they want to tackle critical issues in a state where test scores and graduation rates fall below the national average, where teacher turnover rates are high, where achievement gaps persist and where state funding is likely to … Continue reading

Community Engagement Educator position at AASB

The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement with Association of Alaska School Boards is seeking a motivated Community Engagement Educator that has passion for supporting youth success, school improvement, culture in schools, trauma-informed approaches and community engagement throughout Alaska. This position supports statewide community … Continue reading

Anchorage Teacher wins Milken National Educator Award

Paul Campbell has received the 2016 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for Alaska. Mr. Campbell teaches first and second grade at Chester Valley Elementary in the Anchorage School District. He was notified of the $25,000 award in a surprise … Continue reading

North Slope schools add local history to curriculum

After years of discussion and consideration, local lessons are now on the agenda for North Slope Borough students. On Monday, the borough school board passed through second reading a policy making North Slope government and history requirements mandatory for high … Continue reading

At AFN, Native educators share vision of profound change and tribal schools

Nothing less than a revolution in Alaska education is needed to reach Native students, and tribal organizations should lead the way. That’s the sweeping takeaway on Thursday from a panel at the Alaska Federation of Natives 50th annual convention. The … Continue reading

US Senate Youth Program accepting applications

The United States Senate Youth Program has begun its statewide selection process. In March, two Alaska students will join 104 other delegates for Washington Week – an intensive educational program about the workings of the Senate and the federal government … Continue reading

Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska

Do you have youth projects, campaigns or initiatives coming up this school year that could use youth voice or review by a group of professional and passionate young people? Please take a moment to review the below description of YAHA … Continue reading

Women and Young People of Achievement Awards

Do you know an extraordinary woman or remarkable youth? Statewide nominations are OPEN for the 27th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement & Youth Awards! New this year, we will be celebrating our Young People of Achievement with our Women of Achievement. … Continue reading