Feb. 9, 2016
Alaska’s Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will get rid of the new statewide standardized test less than a year after students in grades 3 through 10 took the exam for the first time.
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Board of Education advanced a proposal this week that would halt a pilot program requiring student achievement data be used in teacher evaluations.
Growing up in Glennallen, Hayley Crow was prepared for two years in a remote village while serving in the Peace Corps. Instead, she was placed at a hospital in a city of 1.5 million. It’s the first of many surprises during her two years as a volunteer in Mongolia.
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
Alaska school district superintendents have complained that results generated by the new test are too vague to inform changes in instruction.
Nome public schools may follow a new schedule next year that gives students regular opportunities to immerse themselves in two-week exploration sessions.