Vol. 40 No. 14   April 6, 2012

To contact most Department of Education & Early Development staff by e-mail:

first name.last name@alaska.gov; or EED webmaster

Website: www.eed.state.ak.us

Select 'Subscribe or Unsubscribe Now!' from the link below.
Please enter your email address, select the desired action.
You will receive an email message confirming the request. If you are joining a list, you will also need to reply to the confirmation message in order to complete the action.



Inside This Edition:


State Board Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Regulations - Back to Top

The State Board of Education & Early Development is seeking public comment on the following proposed regulations: • Update the list of Educational Testing Service tests and test scores used in teacher certification; • Allow school districts up to 90 calendar days to evaluate eligibility for special education and related services and to complete an individualized education program for eligible students; • Allow students to meet assessment eligibility requirements for Alaska Performance Scholarships for career and technical certificate programs with a combined score of 13 on WorkKeys assessments, with no score lower than 4; and • Adopt the Moore v. State settlement agreement into regulation by reference.

For details of the proposals and information on how to comment, see https://www.eed.state.ak.us/regs/comment.cfm. The deadline to submit written comments is 4 p.m. May 11.


Comment on Proposed Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics - Back to Top

The State Board of Education & Early Development has sent out for public comment proposed new standards in English/language arts and mathematics. The standards would apply to public school students from kindergarten through high school. The State Board set an extended period of public comment, through 4 p.m. May 12, 2012, during which time the Department of Education & Early Development will widely publicize the standards and invite comments. See http://www.eed.state.ak.us/standfaqs.html.


State Board to Meet by Video/Teleconference on April 13 - Back to Top

The State Board of Education & Early Development will hold a special meeting on April 13 starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held via video/teleconference and will originate in the state auxiliary room on the ground floor of 801 West 10th Street in Juneau. The public is invited to attend. The board will not take public comment because public comment was heard on all agenda items at the board’s March 8 meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session and a business meeting. Topics include the audited financial waiver requests for Lower Yukon School District and Yupiit School District. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate should contact Dottie Knuth at 907-465-2802, or e-mail Dorothy.Knuth@alaska.gov at least five days before the accommodation is needed. For more information, call: 907-465-2802.


Sealaska Heritage Institute Wins Grant for Native Art Academy - Back to Top

Sealaska Heritage Institute has been awarded a grant to establish a Native art academy focusing on formline, the basis of Northwest Coast art. The three year Jineit Art Academy is funded by a $517,500 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. The project aims to incorporate Native art classes into public schools by collaborating with Native artists and K-12 teachers, said SHI President Rosita Worl. See http://www.sealaskaheritage.org


Healthcare-Related Externships Available for Educators - Back to Top

The University of Alaska Anchorage Office of Health Programs Development and Alaska Center for Rural Health, Alaska’s Area Health Education Center, are partnering with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide healthcare-related externships for educators working with students in grades 7-12. UAA will coordinate with local healthcare facilities to arrange teacher externship placements.

The externships offered by Alaskan businesses provide valuable professional learning opportunities to help educators gain a greater understanding of the business world while improving their own knowledge and skills about how academic concepts are used in the workplace and about career opportunities available to Alaska’s youth. A limited number of externships are available for educators working with students in grades 7-12 through funding from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Alaska employers. Opportunities will be available in health care-physical health (hospitals), behavioral and mental health, long-term care and oil, gas, mining, and support industries. Participants spend two weeks (80 hours) with an industry host, complete a project for the host, and earn three professional development credits and a stipend ranging from $1,500-$2,000 upon completion of program requirements. See http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/hpd/hit.cfm.


Business Group Offers Free Curriculum About Entrepreneurship - Back to Top

The National Federation of Independent Business is providing educators with free curriculum to help engage young people on the importance of entrepreneurship and free-enterprise while supporting teachers in reaching their education standards goals. Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom is a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship that makes it possible to introduce entrepreneurship to any high school classroom regardless of discipline. Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom is composed of three modules, all of which contain teaching notes, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on activities. Teachers can sign-up at http://eitccurriculum.com/ to take advantage of this free curriculum.


Study Documents Condition of Arts Education in Public Schools - Back to Top

The National Center for Education Statistics has issued findings from the first nationwide arts survey in a decade, documenting the state of arts education in U.S. public schools. There have not been significant declines in the availability of music and visual arts instruction in elementary and secondary schools. But the percentage of elementary schools providing dance and drama instruction decreased from 20% in 1999-2000 to 3% and 4%, respectively, in 2009-2010; at more than 40% of high schools, coursework in the arts was not required for graduation in 2009-2010. See http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012014.

Meanwhile, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www.nea.gov/research/arts-at-risk-youth.pdf), at-risk students who have access to the arts tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement.


National Assistant Principals Week is Scheduled for April 16-20 - Back to Top

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is commemorating National Assistant Principals Week in conjunction with the NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year program. Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year Pat Walker, of Dimond High School in Anchorage, will be in Washington, D.C., with the state honorees from the other 49 states. School districts and schools are encouraged to take time to recognize the assistant principals in their schools for the important leadership role AP's play supporting education excellence in their school. See http://www.nassp.org/apweek.


State Library in Juneau Hosts Technology Demonstrations - Back to Top

A technology “petting zoo” will be held April 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Alaska State Library, located on the 8th Floor of the State Office Building in Juneau. Try out the latest eReaders, Tablets, iPads and more. There will be on-going demonstrations of the latest technology from OfficeMax employees. The event is open to state employees and the general public. For more information contact Julie Niederhauser, Alaska State Library Outreach Librarian, at Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov or 465-2916.


Students Compete in Math Invitational at Bartlett High School - Back to Top

Bartlett High School recently played host to the 11th annual Mathematics Invitational Competition. The event was coordinated by Bartlett Teachers Ann Brudenell and Sheryl Adams. Nearly 500 students attended the competition where they were challenged to complete difficult math problems without a calculator and within a set amount of time. First place team - Chugiak High School; First place individual - Eli Shayer, West High School; Second place individual - Eric Oder, South High School; and Third place individual - Nick Prosak, Eagle River High School.


Sheldon Jackson Curator Honored at University of Washington - Back to Top

Sheldon Jackson Museum Curator Nadia Jackinsky-Horrell recently received two honors on her way to completing her Ph.D. in 2012: Dean’s Medalist in the Arts (Graduate) from the University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences. The awards are presented annually to the top outstanding undergraduate and graduate student in each of the college’s four divisions: arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Selection of the awardees is based on high scholarship and letters of recommendation. Timeless Future Award. Awarded to living alumni of the University of Washington. Jackinsky-Horrell received her award as a result of her Dean’s Medal.


Alaska Third-Graders Eligible for Poster Contest - Back to Top

The Baranov Museum in Kodiak has a user-friendly write-up of the Alaska Historical Society's Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Poster Contest. The contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the eruption of the Mt. Novarupta on June 6, 1912. All 3rd-grade students in Alaska are eligible to participate by submitting an original drawing or painting reflecting the history of the Valley, and/or the stories found within it. Submissions are due April 30. The Baranov Museum’s article can be found at http://www.baranovmuseum.org. It is titled Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Poster Contest and contains links to the contest materials. The PDF announcement from the Alaska Historical Society can be found at http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/index.cfm/about-ahs/AH-News/138.


OneTree Project Offers Art Projects, K-12 Curriculum - Back to Top

The OneTree project aims to show the value of woodlands by demonstrating the volume and quality of work that can be made from a single tree. The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences piloted Alaska’s first OneTree project in Fairbanks three years ago. Since then, organizers have developed a full K-12 art and science program and increased community involvement. Visit http://www.onetreealaska.org for information.

The Mat-Su project, which includes collaboration with the UAF Cooperative Extension Service, will begin in April with the harvesting and drying of one birch tree. Wood from the tree will be distributed to local artists, who will, in turn, use the wood to create items from furniture to abstract art. Teachers are also encouraged to participate and learn more about OneTree K-12 curricula. The completed works will be displayed at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer from August 20 to September 3. Artists keep their work after the fair. Artists wanting to participate must contact coordinators by April 30. Participation is free.


Photos From Whaling Exhibition are Available on Facebook - Back to Top

Whaling the Kodiak Grounds is a special exhibition produced by the Baranov Museum. Sixteen photos of items featured in this exhibit have been posted on the Museum’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BaranovMuseum. Once you reach the page, click on photos, then on “Whaling the Kodiak Grounds.” More information about the exhibit can be found in the museum’s exhibit brochure at http://www.baranovmuseum.org/images/stories/barnov_whalingthekodiakgrounds.pdf.


Three New Shows Featured on First Friday at State Museum - Back to Top

Frozen landscapes, mixed media installations, handmade artisan crafts—made by Alaskans, inspired by Alaska. Celebrate the opening of three new exhibits with a reception and informal artist meet and greet as the Alaska State Museum in Juneau hosts April First Friday, April 6, with free admission from 4 to 7 p.m. The three new shows are: “Landscapes,” a solo exhibit by Cordova landscape painter David Rosenthal; “An Alaskan Book of Hours,” a solo exhibit by Fairbanks mixed media artist Margo Klass; and “Earth Fire and Fibre XXVII,” a traveling version of one of the state’s longest running juried exhibitions for artists working with traditional materials such as fiber, clay and wood. Earth, Fire, and Fibre runs through April 21 while the two solo shows run through April 28. Winter hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


State Museum Hosts Liars’ and Fiddlers’ Consort - Back to Top

As part of the annual Alaska Folk Festival, the Alaska State Museum is hosting the second annual Liars’ and Fiddlers’ Consort on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. Organizer Mark Whitman describes the event: “Do you have a liar in your family? Not the average fibber or rumor-monger, but a genuine, A-1, full-blown perverter of the truth. The kind of prevaricator who within three minutes of opening his or her mouth can get all within earshot to suspend their trust in the laws of gravity. The Alaska State Museum’s Liars’ and Fiddlers’ Consort can provide a venue for your friend or family member to work his or her craft… or “strut their stuff” so to speak, if you want to give legs to a lie. “In order to provide a bit of cushioning between all the lies and leg pulling, we will have fiddle music, which we all know is a kind musical falsehood in itself. Those who play it don’t even have frets on their fingerboards to clearly mark the notes. They just slide around and stretch things until they get the melody where they want it to be. That is why they call it “fiddlin’ around.” It seems sheer nonsense until you look down and see your feet moving.”


Funding Available for AP Professional Development This Summer - Back to Top

With the Advanced Placement course redesign taking effect in the 2012-2013 academic year, many teachers are interested in attending professional development programs this summer. But cuts to district and school professional development budgets are preventing some teachers from attending. The College Board has raised funds to pay for a limited number of AP Biology, Latin, and Spanish Literature teachers to attend an AP Summer Institute. This subsidy is open to all AP teachers teaching AP Biology, Latin, or Spanish Literature in the 2012-2013 academic year at public or private schools.

The College Board funding will pay the full registration fee to attend any AP Summer Institute in your subject area. You or your district/school will be responsible for travel, lodging, or other expenses. The College Board asks teachers not to apply for this funding if they have any other source of funding. For locations and dates, see http://www.apcentral.collegeboard.com/events

To apply, see http://fs18.formsite.com/EquityAccess/form15/index.html. Applications will be accepted from April 5 to April 22. If you have any questions about this program, please contact AP_RedesignPD@collegeboard.org.


Summer Science Camps at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska - Back to Top

Registration is now open for camps for students K through 12th grade. In addition to space camps, the center is offering CSI, Food Science, and Sports in Motion, just to name a few topics. Full descriptions of the week-long camps are available at http://www.akchallenger.org. Transportation from Anchorage can be arranged. Home school allotments can be used toward camp costs, and high school students can earn credit.


Military Children to be Honored on April 13 - Back to Top

Alaska 4-H and Operation: Military Kids are sponsoring a statewide “purple up” in honor of military children affected by deployment. On April 13, Alaska residents can wear purple as a visible way to thank military youths for their strength and sacrifices. April is the “Month of the Military Child.” Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. Operation: Military Kids provides support and activities to military families and communities. Alaska 4-H is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. The media contact is Candi Dierenfield, director of Alaska Operation: Military Kids, at 474-1909 or cldierenfield@alaska.edu.


Two Anchorage Schools Named Grammy Signature Schools - Back to Top

Bartlett High School and East High School in the Anchorage School District are among 18 public schools nationwide to receive Grammy Signature School grants in recognition of their music programs. The Anchorage awardees will receive $5,500 each. See http://www.grammyintheschools.com.


Schools Can Participate in Governor’s North Star Awards - Back to Top

Governor Sean Parnell has opened the nomination period for the annual Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence. The awards honor successes in exports, investments and exchanges.

“This award is an excellent opportunity for Alaska to celebrate and honor our businesses, organizations, and educational and scientific exchange programs that connect Alaska to the world through their international ties,” Governor Parnell said.

The awards will be presented in May. Alaskan businesses, schools, and other organizations active in international arenas may nominate themselves or others in one or more categories: export of goods, export of services, foreign investment, education, the travel industry, transportation, cultural exchange, humanitarian exchange or scientific exchange. Awards are given in several categories in any given year but are not necessarily given in all categories each year. The Export Council of Alaska and others assist the State of Alaska in reviewing nominations. Nominations are due by 5 pm on May 4. See http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/governors-office/international-trade/north-star-award.html.


Alaska State Fair Doubles 2012 Scholarship Amounts - Back to Top

The Alaska State Fair is accepting applications for its 2012 scholarships. Alaska juniors and seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school are eligible to apply. Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645, and must be received by Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. The fair will award a total of $6,500 in scholarships, including $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The fair will also award up to four $500 honorable mention scholarships or increase the award amounts for the first, second or third place recipients. The recipients will be announced on May 1.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship must submit the following items by 4 p.m. on April 20: a cover letter including student name, address, phone and email, school name and phone, counselors name, and the name of the college or vocational school the student plans to attend; an extracurricular resume including interests, clubs, community service and/or employment; letter of recommendation; a photo that may be used for publicity purposes; and a written essay (1,000 words or less) or a creative project (audio, video, performance arts, visual arts, business plan, social media campaign, arts and crafts, photography, etc.).

Applicants should choose one of the following topics for the essay or creative project: How should the fair grow to serve all of Alaska? How can the fair showcase Alaska agriculture in future fairs? How would you use a 12-foot by 12-foot booth space at the fair to educate or entertain the public, raise awareness of issues, or sell goods or services? For more information, visit http://www.alaskastatefair.org or contact Kelly Larson at 907-746-7164 or marketing@alaskastatefair.org.


First Lady Announces Volunteer of the Year Awardees - Back to Top

First Lady Sandy Parnell has announced the recipients of the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The recipients were chosen by an executive committee of Alaskan community members.

“It is an honor to continue this exceptional tradition that recognizes citizens who have given their time and talent to help others,” said First Lady Parnell. “Our state is blessed to have so many Alaskans dedicated to serving their communities, fellow citizens, and encouraging others in volunteerism.”

The First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards are awarded to those who engage in volunteer activities within Alaska, show remarkable personal commitment to long-term volunteer service, or have made a substantial impact on their community or the state. The 2012 Volunteer of the Year recipients are: Donna Anthony, Jim Cedeno, Tracy Golly, Marvin Hadenfeldt, Teisha Simmons, and Lisa Topping. The volunteers will be recognized at a luncheon and ceremony on May 4. To read detailed bios of each of the recipients, go to: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell_media/resources_files/2012flva_bios.pdf.


Andrew Hull Wins State Geography Bee for Second Time - Back to Top

For the second year in a row, Andrew Hull of Anchorage took top honors at the Alaska state-level Geographic Bee held Friday in Anchorage. Hull, 11, is a sixth-grader at Rogers Park Elementary School. He prepared for the competition by studying facts he wrote on index cards and said he loves geography because it lets you know where things are in the world.

"If somebody tells you a funny fact you know where it happened," he said. Hull credited his family with helping him prepare for the bee, especially his older brother Arthur Hull, who also was a top-10 finalist.

In the event’s opening remarks, Anchorage School District Superintendent Carol Comeau said, "I can't think of anything more important for young people to know than geography. You can't discuss issues if you don't know where people live."

Hull received $100, the "Complete National Geographic on DVD" and the honor of representing Alaska in the National Geographic Bee May 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Last year he made it to the top-10 round. Twenty-one of Alaska's 53 school districts were represented in the bee, with about 100 students competing. They qualified by winning their school bee and passing a written examination. The bee is sponsored by National Geographic Society, Google and Plum Creek. The UA Geography Program, Alaska Geographic Alliance and numerous social studies teachers facilitate the event. First prize in the national competition is a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. The national winner earns a trip to the Galapagos Islands. The national bee will be televised on May 24 at 4 p.m. Alaska time.


Governor Appoints Kesler Woodward to Arts Council - Back to Top

Governor Parnell has appointed Kesler Woodward to the Alaska State Council on the Arts. The council works to enrich the cultural life of the state by encouraging and supporting excellence in the arts; providing opportunities for every Alaskan to experience the arts; promoting the practice and enjoyment of the arts in Alaska; guiding the development of the arts throughout the state and providing technical assistance and services to artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters in Alaska. Members serve on panels which award grants to arts programs. Woodward, of Fairbanks, is an academic affiliate of the University of Alaska Museum. He is a professor emeritus of art and northern studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and previously served several terms on the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Woodard was appointed to a seat reserved for a member of the public.


Governor Parnell Names Appointees to Libraries Council - Back to Top

Governor Parnell has appointed Teressa Williams and reappointed Nancy Bertels, Mary Boutin, and Donna Huguelet to the Advisory Council on Libraries. The 12-member council advises the Alaska State Library Administration on the federal Library Services and Technology Act plan for the state, and on the development and evaluation of library services throughout Alaska.

Williams, of Anchorage, is a manager and librarian at the Anchorage Museum Atwood Resource Center. Williams was appointed to a seat reserved for an Alaska Libraries Association nomination. Bertels, of Sutton, has been director of the Sutton Public Library since 1983. Bertels was nominated by the Alaska Library Association, and reappointed to a public librarian seat.

Boutin, a retired librarian and teacher, taught at the Juneau School District from 1985-1986 and from 1988 to June of 2009. She has served on the council since 2006, and was reappointed to a seat representing library users. Huguelet, of Kenai, has been a special education teacher in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District since 2004, and worked as a tutor and coordinator in the Anchorage School District’s migrant education program from 1997-2003. Huguelet was reappointed to a seat representing library users.


Libraries Using the Alaska OWL Videoconferencing Network - Back to Top

The Alaska State Library heard from Amy Marshall of the Craig Public Library about two recent videoconferences held through the Alaska OWL videoconferencing network. On March 20, the Craig and Anchor Point public libraries participated in a video conference from the Mildred Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, Mo., entitled “History, Heroes, and Symbolism: A Visual Analysis of George Caleb Bingham’s Iconic Painting.” The iconic painting of the title is “Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through The Cumberland Gap.” Six participants in Craig and three in Anchor Point joined Allison Taylor from the museum to discuss the painting: the history, the iconography, the influences, and how propaganda influences art and vice versa. At the end, participants took part in a writing exercise and produced an ekphrastic poem.

On March 23, the Craig Public Library held a Breakfast Club Video Conference entitled “The Final Voyage of LaSalle and La Belle.” Produced and presented by a 7th-grade class in Palacios, Texas, the video conference was targeted to the 3rd- to 5th-grade range. Adults came to the presentation as well, and the Texas students presented the history and archaeology of the expedition and the shipwreck. To learn more about the OWL network, visit http://library.alaska.gov/dev/owl.html.


Department Seeks Applicants for Coaching Program - Back to Top

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development is accepting applications for the State System of Support Coaching Program. We are seeking experienced Alaskan educators who are interested in applying their education skills in a coaching setting to increase the capacity of low performing schools and districts to increase student achievement. Applicants should have knowledge of current research and practices in the six effective school domains of curriculum, assessment, instruction, supportive learning environment, professional development and leadership. Coaches work as independent contractors on a 1-year contract. For more information please contact Elizabeth Davis at (907) 465-3758 or Elizabeth.davis@alaska.gov. Applications are due on or before 5 p.m. AST Friday, April 20.


Registration for Summer Literacy Institute is Now Open to All Educators - Back to Top

Register online for the 2012 Summer Literacy Institute: Rigorous Reading Instruction May 23-25 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. The institute is designed to support teachers to help ensure that all children learn know how to read and write at a high level, to access, synthesize and evaluate information and to communicate their findings and ideas effectively.

Content offered is linked to the Alaska Literacy Blueprint and will be presented in three strands: Birth to School Age, Kindergarten to Grade 5, and Grade 6 to Graduation. There is no registration fee, lunch will be provided each day (travel and lodging is the responsibility of attendee). University credit is available through Alaska Pacific University. This institute is being offered to any teacher, paraprofessional, preschool, day care provider or head start employee in the state. If you have any questions please contact karen.melin@alaska.gov or elizabeth.davis@alaska.gov. To register see: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5myu8y6e039f842.


UAF Offers Training Institute in Molecular Biology -- Deadline Extended - Back to Top

TIPS, the Training Institute for Partnerships in Science, will be held June 4-8 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The workshop is open to Alaska high school science teachers and pre-service teachers planning to teach high school science in Alaska. Class is limited to 10 participants and there are still a few open spots.

Learn some of the fundamentals of molecular biology laboratory research. Learn how to prep the labs and make the most out of supplies. Gain hands-on experience in the labs and practice the techniques your students will use. Become a member of a statewide team of educators involved in training Alaskan high school students in cutting-edge research techniques and preparing them for college and research positions. All expenses, including travel, are paid, and participants will receive professional development credits for the class. Participant are supplied a modest budget for the 2012-2013 school year for supplies and equipment and technical support from UAF lab technicians.

Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzwHe_eqEpFnbXRyZkxpTGRUT3FGWU9xcUtFYUNZdw.

Link to application: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzwHe_eqEpFnQVRMZ3ZLbGNSX1NBdEo0WFhyQmJRUQ.

Contact Coordinator Aaron Kallas at 907-903-3360 or ajkallas@alaska.edu.


Community Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Programs - Back to Top

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Child Nutrition Programs is looking for community sponsors to run summer food service programs to prevent children in low-income areas from going hungry when school lunchrooms close for the summer. Child Nutrition Programs is asking school districts, parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, units of local government, tribal agencies, residential and non-residential camps, and faith-based programs to consider operating a Summer Food Service Program for children and youth. Sponsors provide free meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or snacks) to children at a site such as a school, community center or local park. Program sponsors are reimbursed on a “meals times federal rate” basis when they serve eligible meals to children and youth. Call 907-465-4788 for more information.


Department to Hold Webinars on Proposed Standards - Back to Top

The Department of Education & Early Development will host multiple webinars to examine the proposed Alaska Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The repeated webinars will be offered throughout March and April.

For registration information and a list of future webinar dates, see: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/calendar/home.cfm. For detailed information about the proposed standards contact eric.fry@alaska.gov or visit the department’s website at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/2012AKStandards.html.


WebEx/Teleconferences Explain the Alaska Performance Scholarship - Back to Top

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development are hosting WebEx/Teleconference meetings in January for the general public to learn more about the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Go to http://akadvantage.alaska.gov/Grants_and_Scholarships/Alaska_Performance_Scholarship.aspx to view a schedule and to register. You must register at least 24 hours in advance to participate. Internet and telephone access are required. If you are unable to participate but would like information about the scholarship sent to you by mail or fax, please call 1-800-441-2962 (465-2962 in Juneau).



Select 'Subscribe' or 'Unsubscribe' from the link below.
An e-mail message will generate. Simply send the e-mail message without typing any text.
You will receive a subscription or unsubscription verification notice via e-mail.



Information Exchange (ISSN 1042-7600) is published weekly year-round, except at Christmas and Thanksgiving, by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811-0500.


Return to the Department of Education & Early Development Home Page.
Posted by: Webmaster