Topics in this week's edition includes news about: Proposed Science Standards, AK Legislature , School Choice, EED's Annual Report, and much more. Click on the "Read More"link (at right) to continue reading.
Imperfect Attendance - Some schools are rethinking perfect attendance programs due to "bad flu season." Click here to read more about the proposed changes.
Tokyo to London - Did you know there are plans to build an 9,500 mile fiber-optic connection between Tokyo and London. The project could also benefit the North Slope with super fast internet speeds. Click here to read more.
Cyber-bullying Prevention - Efforts to prevent and punish cyber-bullying have been a topic in the legislature. Kenai Peninsula School District is also being pro-active regarding this issue. Click here to read more.
School Choice - The Legislature is considering legislation that would open the way for a constitutional amendment allowing school vouchers. Under the provision, parents could use a school voucher to pay for private school tuition. You can read more about the legislation by clicking here and here. You can watch a legislative hearing regarding school choice by clicking here.
Education Bills - Several new education related bills were introduced in the legislature recently. Click on each bill to read more - SB47, SB57, SJR9, and HB120.
EED Annual Report - The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development submitted their annual report to the legislature with a presentation on Friday, Feb. 8th. You can listen to the presentation by clicking here. You can access the EED Annual Report by clicking here.
Poetry - Check out some great poetry written by Kenny Lake School students. Click here.