Topics in this week's edition includes news about: Stories from Kenny Lake, AK Legislature , Thomas Edison's birthday, Iceland, and much more. Click on the "Read More"link (at right) to continue reading.
What Matters to Students? - The Association of Alaska School Boards has published a report on what matters to Alaskan students. The report draws from the AASB School Climate and Connectedness Survey conducted in many schools throughout the state. Click here to view a summary of the report. Click here to view the full report.
Administrators' Meeting - CRSD Administrators will be meeting this Thursday, Feb. 14th, to prepare for MAP Testing. To learn more about MAP click here.
School Board Appreciation Month - CRSD Board Members donate many hours to provide thoughtful direction to the district. Please consider sending them an email thanking them for their commitment. You can send them an email by clicking here (click on their name).
Welcome Robin Underwood - Wrangel Institute for Science Education has announced their new Executive Director will be Robin Underwood. Robin has been interim Director and worked with our schools for many years. Please join me in welcoming Robin to her new role. You can email her by clicking here. Click here to read the announcement.
Kenny Lake Kenny Lake, I love this place - "Kenny Lake, Kenny Lake, how I love this place..." is a song that will stick with you! The Artists in School Program at Kenny Lake School culminated in an incredible performance of "Kenny Lake Stories." An artist worked with students to capture stories from Kenny Lake's most experienced residents. The stories and songs made for a memorable performance. Please please please take time to watch some of the video by clicking here.
ASTE Board of Directors - Congratulations to Tammy Van Wyhe for being elected to the Alaska Society for Technology Education (ASTE) Board of Directors. Mrs. Van Wyhe will serve as the Southcentral Representative on the Board. You can visit the ASTE website by clicking here.
Neighbors - This past week, Jacob Jensen, the Superintendent of Valdez City School announced his resignation effective June 30, 2013. You can read more about his announcement by clicking here.
Legislative Hearing - The House Education Committee held a meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 6th. Several funding related topics were discussed. You can watch a recording of the meeting by clicking here.
Governor's Press Briefing - Governor Parnell held a Press Briefing last week. He answered questions regarding several issues, including education. You can watch the briefing by clicking here.
Kuspuk School District Plane Crash - Sometimes we forget the challenges that come with serving students in Bush Alaska. Last week, a Kusbuk School District plane crashed injuring three men. You can read more about the accident by clicking here.
Higher Education e-Learning Debate - The debate surrounding higher education and e-learning options continue to expand. The American Council on Education now recommends colleges grant credit for Coursera classes. You can read more in this Wall Street Journal Article.
Iceland in Time-Lapse - This beautiful time-lapse video of the aurora in Iceland is a great way to appreciate creation. For another interesting time-lapse, ask Gene Crow about the cloud movements he filmed in time-lapse using an iPhone/iPad.