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 Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies [...]
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).
For the first time since CDSG began, we’ve caught a student from Shaktoolik doing something good. Tory Sagoonick graduated last month from Shaktoolik School and will venture off to UAF this fall in hopes of beginning his quest to become a pilot. Throughout his time in high school, Tory kept busy by helping out with [...]
In Thursday’s news: Rep. Joule won’t seek re-election; South African gold company and leading diamond firm announce plans for their 20-mile long stretch of 26 leases offshore; Suicide prevention training required for school personnel; Late sea ice break-up has herring fishery managers biting their nails.
Scott Handley will be the new Nome Beltz Principal this fall after current principal Steve Gast moves to a district office position. Handley has spent the past three years as a principal and teacher in the community of Nanwalek on the Kenai Peninsula. Handley grew up in South Dakota and spent most of his prior [...]
Deckhand from Washington state dies on processor off Togiak; Nome Port Commission plans for onslaught of dredges in harbor; new labor commissioner named, Dianne Blumer; Shishmaref’s Mary Huntington named Shishmaref school’s vice principal; Safety Fair in Nome tomorrow, opportunity to register bikes.
Nome’s Port Commission gets closer to a decision on where gold dredges and other vessels will dock this summer; the Alaska Historical Commission hosting a discussion today on how to revitalize Alaska’s Native languages; Port of Anchorage officials say no new construction planned for a third year in a row; US Coast Guard’s “Arctic Outreach” brings boat and water safety to Nome schools.
Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.
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