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Curling squad helps student get on the ice

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Matt Hass has spent a lot of time on the ice. That's a fairly common statement for the average 15-year-old student-athlete in central Wisconsin.
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Looking back over the past five years it's easy to see that receiving $1,996,319 from the U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Title III grant strengthened the college in many ways.The proposed purpose of...
Seward girl meets Obamas

Rowan Bean had an experience last month that few get to have. The nine-year-old from Seward got to meet America's first lady.
Some students find it harder to get financial aid after regulation changes

Ann Hall is 24 credits, less than a year's worth of classes, away from finishing a bachelor's degree in Human Services.
Legislature needs to focus on education issues

Like everything else in Alaska, the state's education problem is big. Despite being one of the richest states in America (CNN News), Alaska has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country (U.S. Department of Education).
State gets partial NCLB waiver

FAIRBANKS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education has approved Alaska's request for a one-year freeze on state targets under the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the Bush-era law, the number of students needed to pass standardized tests to achieve adequate yearly progress increases each year. The one-year waiver will allow Alaska to use 2010-11 proficiency targets when calculating its progress in the coming school year. The frozen targets will require that 83 percent of students be proficient in English and 75 percent of students be proficient in math.
Nonprofit hosts bullying event

Communication is essential to breaking the cycle of bullying. For example, tell your children their options for dealing with a bully, said Carla Abild, parent navigator with Stone Soup Group.
State to accept federal education dollars

The state of Alaska will accept $23.5 million in federal Education Jobs Fund money aimed at preventing teacher layoffs, despite a lack of budget-driven layoffs.
Project Grad expands

Project Grad Kenai Peninsula has been awarded a $128,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the program.
Alaska Christian College opens new Student Success Center...

Keith Hamilton, president of Alaska Christian College (ACC) joined his staff, students and members of the community last week to give thanks, officially open, and dedicate the beautiful new Student Success and Learning and Resource Center at their Poppy Lane campus. "When we started this project we had no idea that we would end up with the magnificent facility that this has turned out to be for the cause of educating our native Alaskan students.


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