UA’s College of Education

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen @360 in Juneau in April. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

It’s the middle of summer, but students seeking higher education are making plans for fall. The University’s new Alaska College of Education aims to train more state residents to take teaching jobs here. The idea is to keep good teachers in rural Alaska communities.


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Jim Johnsen – UA System President
  • Steve Atwater – New dean of College of Education
  • Kameron Perez-Verdia – President/CEO of Alaska Humanities Forum



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