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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.

Alaska Airlines pledges additional $1 million to support STEM education in rural Alaska None 
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Online maps showing 2017 Alaska public school test results now available

The Alaska Policy Forum has released online maps visually depicting school test results from the recently released Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS. The PEAKS assessment is a general overview of public student performance at grade-level standard for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.

Subway® Goes Global to Combat Hunger on World Sandwich Day Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 None 

Subway® Goes Global to Combat Hunger on World Sandwich Day Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Subway® is taking National Sandwich Day global with World Sandwich Day. On Friday, Nov. 3, more than 40,000 Subway® restaurants in more than 60 countries will invite customers to join its "Live Feed" by enjoying a special offer that will help fight hunger around the world.