New state standards are calling for more “rigorous” education. But in many districts, that goal is matched by a desire for more cultural relevancy in the classroom.
A single flight replenished essentials in mid-February, but with regular flights halted since January 22, Diomede is lacking for staples like drug prescriptions and mail.
Board member Don Stiles made the motion. He said, “Communities throughout the region are stuck with high energy costs while the rest of the country is benefiting from low prices in fuel.”
In Kivalina, Interior Secretary Jewell Hears “Real Stories” from Community Living with Climate Change
Jewell was in Kivalina Monday to hear what residents say are their concerns as erosion linked to climate change and rising sea levels threatens their way of life—and the very island the community is built upon.
If a one-time funding bill for education doesn’t make it through the legislature, Nome Schools are looking at a cut of $200,000 as they begin drafting next year’s budget.
With overcrowding at some sites, lack of teacher housing at others, and better Internet needed everywhere, the district is juggling abundant needs with finite capital.
At this week’s meeting of the BSSD Board of Education, board members unanimously chose Bolen to remain head of the district. Board Chair Aurora Johnson said he’s “doing an excellent job.”
Routine maintenance for the only helicopter providing flights to and from the Bering Strait island community of Little Diomede has left store shelves empty and essentials scarce.
Two meetings with the Army Corps. of Engineers in Savoonga address the process for cleaning up Northeast Cape, inactive since 1972, but harboring a slew of environmental contaminants.
Women of the Norton Sound are rallying against high rates of cancer, developmental disabilities and other diseases linked to contaminants and former military sites in the Bering Strait.