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State English, math test results show room to improve

...per pupil, Alaska spends more than any state other than New York on secondary education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Eventually, science will be added to the AMP, as will performance tasks, which are longer, more detailed problems...
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Ninilchik Traditional Council plans a peninsula public transit service

...integrated into the city - approximately a quarter of Sitka residents are tribal members, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 population estimate - they were well-positioned to establish a transit program that could also serve the...
Alaska poverty rate jumps to 11.2 percent in 2014

...statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey data. It was the only state that saw both an increase in the number of people living...
Statewide suicide prevention week well-received Meanwhile, the state's total population was estimated to be only about 736,700 in 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. "I'm excited," said Jeff Parker, an emergency services clinician for Peninsula Community Health Services of...
Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska

...villages. Outside of Kotzebue, 1 in 5 in the Alaska Arctic doesn't have a proper kitchen, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And even more lack complete plumbing. Instead, many use the "honey bucket" system - five-gallon drums that...
New title for census area named for confederate officer

...Walker sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson on Wednesday...that elevated the issue.The Census Bureau in April said the state could...the area name will change in Census Bureau publications.State demographer...
Op-ed: The price of cheap labor

...underbelly of immigration. The salons are what an industry that subsists on substantial illegal labor looks like. Census Bureau numbers say that 59 percent of personal-appearance workers are foreign-born, according to Steven Camarota of the...
Cal Thomas: Taylor Swift's bad investment

...schools, whose problems are not the result of insufficient funding.According to the Huffington Post, citing U.S. Census Bureau data, "New York spent $19,076 per student in the 2011 fiscal year, as compared to the national average of $10...
Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...recoveries were broader, she said, benefiting more states and allowing them to replenish their financial reserves. The Census Bureau recently reported that total state government tax collections in fiscal year 2014, which in most states ended last...
Selma plus 50

...are some of the positives.Black Christian News Network 1 has compiled figures culled from the Pew Research Center, Census Bureau, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Kaiser Foundation and Nielsen. It calculates more than 10,500...


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