Commissioner Heidi Drygas Labor & Workforce Development
CTE Programs Help Prepare All Students for Success
You may be wondering, "Why is the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development writing a guest column in a school board newsletter?" The answer is simple: we must ensure that our secondary and post-secondary education systems prepare
all students for success, and not just the minority of students who easily transition to traditional four year degree programs.
GUEST COLUMN March is Music in Our Schools Month. ASD Schools are a Note Above! By Tam Agouti-Gisler, ASD Board President and Bruce Wood, ASD Director of Music & Fine Arts
At any one time, two of every three Anchorage School District (ASD) students are enrolled in a music class, elementary through high school. ASD has one of the highest percentages of volunteer enrollment in elementary beginning band and orchestra in the nation, at 92% of all elementary 6
Special No-Cost Half-Day CTE Event Featured at Spring Fly-In
Mat Su school district
After all the positive comments we received from Commissioner Drygas' CTE presentation at the February Fly-In, we're adding a special no-cost half-day CTE event to the Spring Fly-In. On Friday, March 31, the day before our Fly-In officially begins, we've teamed with the Dept. of Labor and DEED to roll out an entire afternoon focused on Career Technical Education (CTE). Learn More & Register for Fly-In
Top 10 Things Superintendents Need to Know About Ed Tech
Now that most functions of a school network can be managed remotely, and devices and apps are easily updated by teachers, the Tech Director's role is rapidly being downsized. A staff member with moderate technical skills, mentored by an offsite contract service provider, can be a lower cost alternative for many districts that wasn't an option in the past. Here are ways to refocus your district's tech support directly on the needs of the classroom.
District Innovations and Efficiencies Featured on 'Gavel Alaska' TV
To demonstrate to legislators how school districts are embracing innovation and finding new ways to deliver instruction more efficiently, AASB, in collaboration with nine school districts and the Alaska Superintendents Association, has produced a series of 30 second TV announcements airing statewide on Gavel Alaska during the legislative session.