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EDUCATION: Hawsepipers and Skill Builders

EDUCATION: Hawsepipers and Skill Builders

Over the last decade, Career and Technical Education in Alaska has experienced a sea of change. Once underfunded and ignored, vocational education has been getting more respect—especially in a state where many of the highest-paid, best-benefited jobs do not require a four-year academic degree. But they may require rigorous training.

PHILANTHROPY IN ALASKA:  PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson and ExxonMobil invest in Alaska’s teachers

PHILANTHROPY IN ALASKA: PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson and ExxonMobil invest in Alaska’s teachers

Twenty-seven Alaskan elementary school teachers from around the state became students for a week at two of the three sessions of the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy held in Jersey City, N.J., and Houston this summer.

PHILANTHROPY IN ALASKA:  Philanthropy through Board Service

PHILANTHROPY IN ALASKA: Philanthropy through Board Service

Anthropologist Margaret Mead is well known for her statement, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” The board of directors for a nonprofit organization epitomizes this kind of group commitment to effect change.

Anonymous Donor Gives UAA $2 Million to Benefit First Generation College Students

Regents to meet in Fairbanks December 6-7

Jim Crockett, Bean’s Café

Anchorage School District reduces 100 positions, saves more than $4 million through reorganization and attrition

GI Researcher Co-Author of International Permafrost Report

Research Showcase Features Alaska Archaelogy

Pioneer Fur Trading Company Donates Historical Papers

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