This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about testing in schools. Why are children given standardized tests? What do you think about them? What do the test results tell us? Are we testing for the right things? What does Alaska’s recent waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind [...]
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In Friday’s news: Martin Buser wins First Musher to the Yukon Award; Two Alaska legislators concerned over search for new BIA Alaska Regional Director; Y-K Delta commuter airline makes second emergency landing in a week; Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses Interior Department nominee at hearing Thursday; Southeast Alaska tribal leader supports banning assault weapons; Killing of wolves [...]
In Thursday’s News: Iron Dog restarting in Nome today, McKenna and Van Meter leading the pack as of 12 noon; Steven Gast to serve as Interim Superintendent for Nome Public Schools; Alaska’s oil-wealth portfolio hits all-time high of $45 billion; Legislative efforts to let voters decide whether public funds can be used for private schools [...]
This is second part of KNOM’s two-part series on the Community Engagement Initiative. The three-year Nome Public School project aims to increase student success by strengthening adult support of youth. About twenty Nome residents gathered in Nome Elementary School Commons last Thursday, February 7, to learn about the Community Engagement Initiative. Parents, teachers and school [...]
Unalakleet Elementary School’s fifth grade class is growing salmon. Melissa Towarak’s class is participating in a 4H classroom incubation project, which brings fish eggs and refrigerated tanks into Alaskan schools to help kids learn about the anatomy and life cycle of salmon. The Unalakleet students kicked off their yearlong incubation project last Friday with a field [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education. While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about gun safety. While two fatalities involving hunting rifles on the road system were reported last week, stories like this have been told in Western Alaska, too. Let’s be sure they are never told again. What’s a gun safety tip you learned that’s saved [...]
The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholarship program offers 5 thousands dollars per semester for 4 registered tribal members from the Norton Sound, the Northwest Arctic, and the Arctic Slope regions. The scholarship deadline was originally the end of July, but that deadline has been extended to Friday, August 10th.
Nome-Beltz will have a dean of students — Douglas Bushey — in place of the assistant principal this fall. Bushey was born and raised in Valdez. He’s worked in Wasilla, Bethel, and Clarks Point, and served as the principal at Shugnak for the past year. Bushey says his background in school safety directs his approach [...]
In Monday’s News: Wasilla man drowns in Talkeenta; Managers undecided about Kuskokwim Chinook salmon escapement needs; Trawl surveys to take place in Bering and Chukchi seas; State challenges Mosquito Fork navigability decision; City of Anchorage considers land swap with airport; and Nome 8th graders share personal learning stories (hear more in Monday’s Profile).
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