Exterior of Nome Elementary School, an off-white building with a smiling polar bear as its mascot.

Yesterday, Governor Mike Dunleavy extended the state-wide school closures through the rest of the school year. However, for school districts across the state, including Nome Public Schools (NPS), distance education will continue. NPS’s Superintendent Jamie Burgess says this announcement did not come as a shock to the district. “I think this was something that was…

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Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration has been discussing plans for possible legislation with federally-recognized tribes that will allow for educational tribal compacts in Alaska. During a presentation and listening session last month, the governor gave examples of what that could look like in rural Alaska communities. KNOM’s Joe Coleman reports: Department of Education Project Coordinator and…

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