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Taking care of Anchorage schools

This is a fiscally conservative investment in our schools, and we must take care of our school facilities to educate our children and ensure Anchorage is economically competitive.

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Copycat threats after Oxford High shooting cause dozens …

(9 days ago) 19 hours ago · Copycat threats after Oxford High shooting cause dozens of Michigan schools to close. Waterford resident Andrew Baldwin, cousin of Madisyn Baldwin, places candles at the base of a a memorial with

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Anchorage School District’s proposed 6-year plan …

(6 days ago) The three schools are Inlet View, Wonder Park and Tudor Elementary. The first of these is Inlet View and the School Board is deciding, …

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Two Anchorage schools placed in stay-put mode after …

(6 days ago) Anchorage’s West High School and nearby Romig Middle School were placed in stay-put mode for several hours on Monday after a fight broke out at the high school involving 20 to 30 students

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Anchorage schools have a lesson to teach about COVID …

(3 days ago) Anchorage schools have a lesson to teach about COVID response. Amel Daliosmane helps Emmy Vess put her face mask back on after it fell off as she steps off the school bus for the first day of

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Take it from a doctor: Anchorage schools made the right

(Just Now) A tough decision, but the right one. Through another significant step, on-site testing is now available in every school. This month, the district has shown up again. On Nov. 2, the CDC recommended

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K-12 students across US say their schools are mishandling

(9 days ago) It has been “gut-wrenching” to hear the recent allegations from students at CMS schools, said Elyse Dashew, chair of the district’s board of …

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Anchorage schools see rise in physical altercations and

(7 days ago) Schools are “extending a lot of grace” regarding suspensions, but officials say there have been significantly more physical altercations during the first part of this school year.

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Schools across US ditch student mask requirements in

(3 days ago) On Wednesday in South Carolina, schools Superintendent Molly Spearman dropped a statewide student mask mandate but said Gov. Henry McMaster had no legal basis for an order letting parents choose

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Federal judge blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s ban on mask

(5 days ago) Melsheimer said. Yeakel’s injunction blocked enforcement of Abbott’s executive order only as it pertained to schools. The governor’s ban …

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Anchorage school district is right to seek replacement for

(1 days ago) 1 day ago · Remodeling the school would cost an estimated $23 million dollars for a projected useful life of 20-30 years, at which time a replacement will need …

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Suspect’s parents charged in Michigan school shooting

(7 days ago) 18 hours ago · Students leave flowers at the sign of Oxford High School where memorial items are being placed in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at the school, killing

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Schools let a yearlong crisis go to waste

(Just Now) Schools let a yearlong crisis go to waste. With less than a month to go before summer holidays, schools in Berlin are about to reopen for normal classroom learning. It’s not much of a relief; I

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Alaska health department proposes ending routine

(3 days ago) Alaska health department proposes ending routine tuberculosis screenings in schools despite record high infection rates. This July 30, 2009 photo shows X-rays from a tuberculosis patient at A. G

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Fairbanks schools will start requiring masks next week

(4 days ago) Two schools were operating under remote-only instruction. So far this year, the district is reporting 292 cases in students and staff plus another 1,633 close contacts.

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Residential schools were a key tool in America’s long

(8 days ago) Residential schools were a key tool in America’s long history of Native genocide. Lynn Karonhia-Beauvais and grandson Jamieson Kane walk past shoes representing the remains of 215 children

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‘We are rewarding an individual for keeping our schools

(8 days ago) The Anchorage school board in March approved a $15,000 raise for Anchorage schools superintendent Deena Bishop, raising her gross annual salary to $250,000.

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The Anchorage School Board has passed anti-racism and

(5 days ago) The Anchorage School Board has approved anti-racism and equity policies for the city’s public schools following hours of public testimony …

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Anchorage School District had no plans to report COVID-19

(7 days ago) Schools superintendent Deena Bishop announced the district will add information about active cases per school to an online dashboard starting Friday in …

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Parents sue Wisconsin schools after their sons catch COVID

(3 days ago) Many schools halted in-person learning at the start of the pandemic, but health officials said it was important to get students back into classrooms this year - with the right protections in place.

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Reckoning with American Indian boarding schools requires

(9 days ago) Mission schools aimed to erase and replace everything Indigenous — language, religion, family structure, economy, law, governance — with English and U.S. norms. But these early schools

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Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids

(2 days ago) First lady Jill Biden speaks to parents, students, teachers and school staff during a visit to a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Va., with

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One factor in bad reading scores at Alaska schools

(3 days ago) Schools with plans to implement higher pupil-teacher ratios in the fall of 2019 generally had lower percentages of students who had scored proficient the previous spring.

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Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

(4 days ago) Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall. FILE - In this May 18, 2021, file photo, kindergarten students wear masks and are separated by plexiglass during a …

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Schools use home visits, calls to convince parents to

(Just Now) Schools use home visits, calls to convince parents to choose in-person classes in fall. Henry Ellison, 5, poses for a selfie with his principal at …

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Coronavirus outbreaks in US schools force early reversals

(4 days ago) A few weeks into the new school year, growing numbers of U.S. districts have halted in-person learning or switched to hybrid models because of rapidly mounting coronavirus infections. With 40% of

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Vaccines are here. School’s open. Some parents still agonize

(2 days ago) Schools are, for many, a constant worry. There’s evidence that masks in schools help reduce virus spread, and a majority of Americans support requiring masks …

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We need vaccination clinics in Anchorage schools

(9 days ago) Schools have served as vaccination sites in past pandemics and should do so again during this pandemic. ASD received $50 million in federal COVID relief funds last spring, with a purported $100

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Schools fight back against GOP governors, defy bans on masks

(4 days ago) Schools fight back against GOP governors, defy bans on masks. Yvonne Moniz, right, a special needs teacher at Challenger Elementary, along with …

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Schools aren’t failing students. Our community is failing

(5 days ago) Schools aren’t failing students. Our community is failing students. Since the scientifically driven announcement in late July that the 2020-2021 school year would start remotely for the

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With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old

(4 days ago) With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old. Freshman Hugo Bautista eats lunch separated from classmates by plastic dividers at Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan

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4 schools in Seward area to close starting Friday due to

(9 days ago) Several schools in the Mat-Su Borough have closed temporarily due to virus cases with dozens of people in quarantine over the last several weeks, though building closures have been brief.

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How America failed students with disabilities during the

(Just Now) Schools also frequently are short of speech pathologists who coach special-needs children struggling to talk, or occupational and physical therapists who work with children struggling to walk or

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After Virginia, GOP amplifies debate over race and education

(4 days ago) Republicans plan to forcefully oppose race and diversity curricula — tapping into a surge of parental frustration about public schools — as …

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Ransomware attacks are closing schools, delaying

(3 days ago) Ransomware attacks are closing schools, delaying chemotherapy and derailing everyday life. Jerald White fills a gas container at a station in Morrow, Ga., on May 13, 2021, as demand for gasoline

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Europe’s schools still open, still relatively safe

(2 days ago) Most of Europe kept schools open even during a worst-on-the-planet second wave of infections this fall. And still, schools appear to be relatively safe environments, public health officials say

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Anchorage public schools lead nation in diversity

(1 days ago) Farrell said the nation's 19 most diverse schools are in Anchorage, led by Wonder Park's 98.5 diversity score. That means the school's 345 students are an almost unheard of mix of all ethnic

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‘Healing event’ at Alaska Native Heritage Center

(7 days ago) LaBelle, 74, spent 10 years at two boarding schools in Alaska. (Bill Roth / ADN) Jim LaBelle Sr. “Aqpayuq” -- “fast runner” in Inupiaq -- was born in Fairbanks in April 1947.

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Hometown U: Tribal schools in Alaska

(2 days ago) Schools making headway tend to be more closely connected to indigenous cultural values, like Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yupik Immersion School in Bethel, or the North Slope Borough School District's

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Closures extended at 30 Kenai Peninsula schools as COVID

(9 days ago) Thirty Kenai Peninsula schools will remain closed next week due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the borough. Thirteen southern Kenai …

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When will schools reopen

(2 days ago) Public schools in New York City's 1.1 million-student district will be shuttered for the rest of the academic year, but online education …

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COVID-19 cases rise among children in US as schools reopen

(3 days ago) Deaths totaled 109, well under 1% of all COVID-19 fatalities in the U.S. As of Monday, the CDC counted over 435,000 cases in children from age zero through 17 …

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As schools weigh whether to close amid the coronavirus

(2 days ago) Schools Superintendent Christopher Hoffman said Saturday that the district was canceling all school activities - including a high school prom, set to take place hours later, and a playoff game for

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Alaska embarks on turning over public schools to tribes

(6 days ago) Some schools must teach and protect children in socially dysfunctional villages with high levels of alcoholism, child neglect and violence. In some rural districts, the …

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No one knows exactly what class will be like this fall

(3 days ago) The state’s medical experts will declare what the statewide risk level is for schools. But municipalities and districts will be able to …

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