Tag: Alaska education

State of Art: Fairbanks teacher makes Shakespeare accessible with new book

Rachel DeTemple wanted a better way to teach students Shakespeare that didn’t equate to period correct dentistry, so she put together a version of Hamlet that even the most Bard-hating reader could enjoy. That's why she released “Hamlet by William Shakespeare: The Know-it-All Version.” 

What’s Your Question for the Mat-Su School Superintendent?

The start of a new school year holds promise and challenge. Just north of Anchorage, the state's second largest school district - with 45 schools and 17,000 students - is gearing up. Dr. Deena Paramo starts her second year as superintendent, capping a long career at Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District that started as a middle school teacher. She joins host Kathleen McCoy in the studio to talk about 21st century education, her ambitions for the new year, and to field your questions. KSKA: Wednesday 8/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Technology in the Classroom

Technology is changing the way we do so many things - how we communicate, navigate and regulate our every day lives. So how is it changing the way that we educate? We'll explore what technological innovation means to the future of classroom learning with Dr. Mark Bailey, an Oregon professor who is developing "play-based" digital curricula for early learners, and with Amanda Duvall, an Alaskan teacher who educates educators on using technology. That and distance learning in rural Alaska and we'll look at video games in a new light! KSKA: Tuesday, 4/3 @ 2pm & 7pm

Education Secretary Meets with Local Educators

Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with Anchorage school officials at a brief question and answer session on Tuesday in a gathering hosted by Cook...

Alaska News Nightly: August, 12, 2009

Photo by Christopher Ho, KYUK - Bethel U.S. Secretaries Arne Duncan, Steven Chu, Shaun Donovan, and Tom Vilsack listen to Elder Peter Jacob at the Bethel...

Department of Education Releases Yearly Progress Report

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development releases the annual Adequate Yearly Progress Report for 2008-2009. Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage List of Schools Meeting...

Community Forum: Early Childhood Education

Alaska schools are getting ready to open later this month, but are all children ready to start learning? Two Anchorage area organizations are helping...