delta classroomAlaska 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.




Arts Education Consortium Offers Summer Institutes

aaec logo_smThe Alaska Arts Education Consortium (AAEC) is offering summer institutes. The theme of each institute centers around arts and culture; all participants will be kept thinking, laughing, creating, and challenging themselves throughout the one or two weeks together. All institutes are led by highly qualified artists-educators and by traditional cultural elders and artists. Registrations will close when full; register now if you want to be part of these highly engaging and classroom applicable experiences. See

The Magic of Everyday Moments – Video Series

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 11.43.29 AMHow do you help parents and students of child development understand how they can best help young children thrive? Seeing is believing in multiple video series from Zero to Three that focus on development, literacy skills, school readiness, and more!

Visit the Zero to Three video series page here.

Rally at Capitol in Juneau draws attention to education funding

ktva eduA crowd of about 500 people tried to breach the invisible bubble that surrounds the State Capitol during the legislative session.

Parents, with children in tow, as well as longtime education advocates, gathered in the courtyard across from the Capitol on a blustery Saturday afternoon.
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The gender gap in reading

school_clipart_booksA new study from the Brookings Institution finds that based on eight estimates of U.S. national reading performance, girls consistently outscore boys, as they have for decades. It also finds gaps are shrinking.  At age nine, the gap on the NAEP Long Term Trend (NAEP-LTT) between girls and boys declined from 13 scale score points in 1971 to five in 2012, with smaller gap shrinkages at ages 13 and 17. (Continue reading…)

Gratitude is Good for Athletes

In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Teri McKeever explains why gratitude is good for athletes, and how she has tried to foster it as a swim coach. (from the Greater Good Science Center)

Nurturing Creativity at School

11 sled kids md“Creativity isn’t about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs,” wrote the University of Winchester’s Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. “It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation.”

Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there’s plenty of evidence — from both research and practice — that most of the above canbe taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system. Continue reading… (from

Apply for School Grants for Healthy Kids

image001Breakfast Grants and Every Kid Healthy Grants (supporting physical activity and nutrition programming) are available. Apply for one or both by May 1.

Eligible schools may apply for funding to pilot or expand their School Breakfast Programs, pilot universal school breakfast, and/or support physical activity and nutrition initiatives working toward healthy-school certification.In addition to funding, your school will receive technical support, gain access to AFHK’s improved grants portal, and ensure your students are healthy and ready to learn. Learn more when you register for a School Grants Webinar.

Apply by May 1, 2015 for a 2015-2016 School Grant for Healthy Kids.

Social-Emotional Learning Pays Off

From time to time, we chance upon an insight that disrupts our sense of what we thought was obviously true. For example, most of us think we learn skills that will make us money by using our minds—by learning what to “do” with the information we “know.” Investing in developing our hearts—how we “feel” and “relate” to one another—is not viewed as a primary function of education.

A groundbreaking study from Columbia University, “The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning,” reveals what we call “the heart payoff.” (Continue reading…) from

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide


Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO

Juneau’s sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention non-profit is expanding Girls on the Run, an after-school program that aims to empower elementary and middle school girls to be healthy and confident.

AWARE has grown the program in Southeast and wants more communities to join in the movement.

Read/Listen to the full story here. (Lisa Phu,

AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Funding Opportunity

logoThe AmeriCorps funding opportunity for federally-recognized Indian Tribes is designed to target resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

Maximum of $75,000 for a one-year period planning grant. Maximum of $13,730 per member service year.

Letter of Intent (encouraged): April 8, 2015
Application: April 29, 2015

For more information, link to the RFP

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