Topics in this week's edition include: Kenny Lake School science activities, Digital Learning Day, Anchorage School District budget cuts, and more. Click on the "Read More"link (at right) to continue reading.
Alaska State Board of Education - The State Board of Education will be meeting on January 28th via video/teleconference. Click here to see the Board packet for the meeting. Agenda items include:
- Norm referenced testing and reporting
- Variable Term Statewide Residential Schools
- Codes and regulations for school facilities
ASD Budget Cuts - Anchorage School District proposes $25 million in budget/staffing cuts. As a comparison, the CRSD Operating Budget is around $7 million. Click here for the story. Click here for parent/educator reaction to the budget cuts.
Students with Disabilities and Sports - The U.S. Department of Education released new directives regarding students with disabilities and participation in sports. The Alaska Student Activities Association and others will be working to sort out the details for Alaska's students and school districts. Click here for the USDOE announcement. Click here for a story from NBC News.
Reciprocal Exit Exams - EED has published a revised list of exit exams that qualify for reciprocity for diploma requirements in Alaska. Click here.
"We the People" Student Competition - From AASB, "The Institute of the North is hosting a competition for Alaska Studies students that will culminate in an event in Anchorage on May 11. The "We the People of Alaska" student competition has been developed to help high school students better understand Alaska issues and explore their individual and civic rights and responsibilities. More information is available here."
Apps - Apps are now available for iPhones and Android phones for following the legislature.