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Kaleidoscope named a Blue Ribbon School

The Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science was announced Tuesday as one of 335 schools nationwide and three in Alaska named the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The annual recognition, awarded by the U.S.
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit
District graduation rates above national average

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is on track to end another year with a high school graduation rate above the national average.
School district looks for savings

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.
What others say: College rating system needs more thought

The U.S. Department of Education's own comments on its draft of a document to establish a federal government rating system for colleges succinctly state the problems - in our view insuperable - with the whole enterprise.
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.
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.
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).


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