This week on Exchange, we’re talking about education — specifically, what’s being taught in the classroom and who’s teaching it.
Throughout the early-20th century, many in Nome frequented the Dream Theater for entertainment. But it was also the site of a historic event when a 15-year-old Alaska Native girl stood up against the segregated seating policy. Listen here to the full story.
Educator Cultural Camp taught teachers berry picking, fishing, and the importance of culturally relevant curriculum.
Nome Public Schools is again hoping a donation of of $150,000 from Sitnasuak Native Corporation will fund JROTC; if that doesn’t happen, the district may be forced to eliminate the program.
Gast says this decision was a difficult one, but due to family matters he will move back home to Texas to be with his children at the end of the semester. The last day of his contract is December 31.
The Nome School Board debated the need for a new technology position, as workloads become unmanageable servicing new systems and equipment.
Nome Public Schools are out $12,500—that’s in overdue lunch money that’s been accumulating for years. Figuring out how to collect those outstanding debts was the topic of Tuesday night’s school board work session.
An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at…