The most pressing issue for Alaska's public education system is the lack of a fiscal plan. Our state savings accounts are almost depleted due to the lack of agreement on a sustainable fiscal plan that will address the new economic normal for Alaska. Oil will not provide the income we have enjoyed in the past. We have to make some difficult choices.Read More
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Lighting a match on social media can burn bridges
It's a powerful feeling. I'm scrolling along my Facebook or Twitter feed and BAM, something offends my sensibilities. Maybe it's an insensitive comment posted by a colleague, the blunder of a local organization, or the inaction of an elected official. I get the sudden urge to weigh in by saying something meaningful, drawing my social media community into a discussion.
Does my board have to adopt a transgender policy as it comes forth?
The transgender issue has been fluid in the courts, with a Supreme Court case due soon.
Websites Compare District Broadband Speeds and Rates
Broadband access is a key component of school modernization, yet accurate information on Alaska's statewide broadband speeds and rates has been difficult to find. Here are two websites that can offer a clearer picture.
McDonald One of Four Finalists for National Superintendent of the Year
Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent Stewart McDonald has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 National Superintendent of the Year (NSOY). McDonald was named the Alaska Superintendent of the Year in August which qualified him for the national award.
Data Viz: Statewide Results of School Climate and Connectedness Survey
AASB's School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) is a voluntary statewide survey that has been taken by students and staff since 2006. It measures a variety of factors that impact student success. 43,872 students, 8,282 staff and 29 school districts took the SCCS in 2016.