Alaskan Schools: What Matters to Students?

what mattersBuilding on seven years of its School Climate and Connectedness Survey findings, AASB has released new research delving into what matters to Alaskan students.

Through a series of focus groups with about 280 students–engaged and disengaged, rural and urban, Alaska Native and non-Native, middle and high school-aged, and students who have recently dropped out–young people from 26 schools in four districts (Anchorage, Juneau, Lower Kuskokwim, and Yukon-Koyukuk), shared their perspectives on these questions. Some of their answers may surprise you, and findings will certainly be valuable to schools working to keep students engaged.

Report Summary (pdf)
Full Report (pdf)

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