Vol. 45 No. 28 July 14, 2017
Inside This Edition:
- DEED Seeks Additional Comment on ESSA State Plan
- SOA Contract Opportunities for School Districts
- US ED Extends Small, Rural School Achievement Program Application Deadline
- Early Registration is Open for CTE Conference
- ACPE Cuts Refi Rates for Alaskans Repaying Student Loans
- 2018-2022 LSTA Alaska State Library Plan Released
- Winners announced for contributions to literacy in Alaska
- State Board Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation about School Bus Standards
- State Board Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation about Vocational Education
- Erin Hardin: (907) 465-6535
DEED Seeks Additional Comment on ESSA State Plan
DEED is seeking public comment on the second draft of the state plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal education law. DEED will gather public comment on the second draft through July 31, 2017.
SOA Contract Opportunities for School DistrictsContract Award Manual
US ED Extends Small, Rural School Achievement Program Application Deadline
The U.S. Department of Education posted a notice extending the application deadline for the Small, Rural School Achievement Program from June 30, 2017 to July 28, 2017.
Early Registration for CTE Conference Now Open for Attendees and vendors
This year’s premier annual gathering of CTE professionals at Alaska’s ACTE Professional Development Conference takes place October 30 to November 1 in downtown Anchorage.Register for CTE Conference
ACPE Cuts Refi Rates for Alaskans Repaying Student Loans
Starting July 1, Alaska’s state higher education agency is offering student loan refinancing at 4.95%. Qualifying borrowers can use Alaska Refi to consolidate private, state, and federal education loans; release co-signers; or transfer parent loans to the student’s name.
2018-2022 LSTA Alaska State Library Plan Released
The current LSTA Alaska State Plan outlines the goals, objectives, and activities that the State Library intends to carry out with LSTA funds to address the needs and critical issues facing libraries in Alaska.
Winners Announced for Contributions to Literacy in Alaska
An Alaska Native language advocate, a longtime librarian, an elementary school publishing program, and a project to give free books to children in Alaska’s airports are winners of the 2017 Contributions to Literacy in Alaska (CLIA) Awards.
State Board Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation about School Bus Standards
The proposed regulation adopts the most recent state and national standards for school buses that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2018. You can submit written comments up to 4:30 p.m. August 7.Comment on School Bus Standards
State Board Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation about Vocational Education
The proposed regulation would define vocational education to include grades seven through twelve. You can submit written comments up to 4:30 p.m. August 7.Comment on Vocational Education