State of Alaska

Vol. 45 No. 28 July 14, 2017

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.

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SOA Contract Opportunities for School Districts

The State of Alaska has two new contracts that may be of interest to school districts: parks and recreation equipment and food purchase/delivery services. Contact Victor Leamer for more details.

Contract Award Manual

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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