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ASD Settles Third Employment Contract in Five Months

The Anchorage School District has settled the third employment contract in five months. These contracts account for over 1,775 ASD employees. ASD is a large and progressive public school district with many needs and challenges. As the state's largest public school district, ASD is an economic driver in the Municipality of Anchorage.

Partnership to Expand Available Housing Rentals with On-site Support Services for Homeless Individuals None 

Partnership to Expand Available Housing Rentals with On-site Support Services for Homeless Individuals

A new initiative between Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and partnering organizations will create expanded housing opportunities with comprehensive recovery treatment options for those experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

Salmon could win and lose in changing climate None 

Salmon could win and lose in changing climate

Pacific salmon face an uncertain future due to accelerated climate and landscape change, according to a synthesis paper published in the October 2017 edition of the journal Fisheries.

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District Receives BP's Support for 2017-18 Attendance Program

The Anchorage School District announces support from BP for the 2018 attendance program, a call to action for ASD high school students. Knowing that any absence from school is a missed opportunity, the Anchorage School Board and ASD Administration thank BP for providing funds for an incentive program for students. BP has contributed $12,600 for the year-long program, rewarding high school students who come to school every day for 10 days throughout the school year.

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Teacher Turnover Costs Alaska $20 Million Annually

On average, every teacher who leaves a school district in Alaska costs that district nearly $20,500. A third of that is for recruiting and hiring a replacement teacher, and half is for training the new teacher. Overall, teacher turnover costs the state’s school districts about $20 million a year.

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Local organization recognized as national leader in connecting innovation to place

The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (CED) won a Place + Innovation Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) earlier this month for its work co-founding Launch Alaska, the state’s first business accelerator. The award recognizes outstanding, leading-edge higher education projects and initiatives promoting economic development and engagement, and the Place + Innovation category highlights projects and initiatives that create physical places that attract and build concentrations of talent and innovators—knowledge communities.

Sitka renews bronze-level designation in Walk Friendly Communities program None 
Workplace volunteers benefit communities, companies, and employees None 

Workplace volunteers benefit communities, companies, and employees

Organizations in Alaska support a plethora of workplace volunteering initiatives that encourage employees to donate their time and talents to charitable causes. Their efforts not only improve the health of communities throughout the state but also enhance the lives of employees and their employers.

North Slope Subsistence Hunters to Use Tech for Ice Cellar Temperature Monitoring None 

North Slope Subsistence Hunters to Use Tech for Ice Cellar Temperature Monitoring

The University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geographic Information Network of Alaska has partnered with an Arctic Slope Regional Corporation subsidiary to create prototypes of the computers. Seven will be installed in spring 2018, with refinements to follow.

Halloween at the Library! None 

Halloween at the Library!

Please join us for this unique opportunity to enjoy the new Loussac entrance 'after dark' and celebrate 100 years of the public library in Anchorage.