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News organizations sue for sex-abuse records

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Alaska news organizations filed a lawsuit late Wednesday against Gov. Sean Parnell over his office's refusal to release documents related to the National Guard sexual abuse investigation.
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.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
Atwater: State should request NCLB waiver

Steve Atwater, Kenai Peninsula School District superintendent, said he would like to see Alaska join the list of states seeking relief from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. In an announcement last September, President Barack Obama offered states the opportunity to apply for a waiver that would free them from certain provisions of NCLB, most notably the 100 percent proficiency by 2014 clause.


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