Going to an all online model was a strange way to end the last school year in Anchorage School District. Next year kids are going back to the classroom part-time. Some are more excited about it than others.
The Board of Regents will vote on the University of Alaska’s operating budget for fiscal year 2021 at their meeting June 4-5, and one of the options for that budget is merging the University of Alaska Southeast into the University of Alaska Anchorage or University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Last year's budget vetoes led to months of discussion regarding the future of the University of Alaska, but according to the UA Board of Regents Audit Committee, the school is facing an even larger budget gap than expected.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Board met on Tuesday and voted 6-1 to rescind the curriculum passed from its meeting on April 22. The school board plans to revisit the decision and vote at a meeting on May 19, 2021.
The University of Alaska plans to have in-person classes in the fall, UA President Jim Johnsen said at a press conference Wednesday. The institution’s reopening process is based on a five-phase plan the university has created.
While the school year is wrapping up, rural educators say they're still adapting to learning remotely. Without most students having reliable internet connections, online courses are far from the best option.