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Beauty queen shaves head for cancer research money March Issue 3 2012

Beauty queen shaves head for cancer research money

The Miss Alaska pageant requires contestants to perform a public service project. Under Debbe Ebben's silver tiara is evidence of hers.

Girls Scouts pave way to future scientists February Issue 5 2012

Girls Scouts pave way to future scientists

Jania Tumey has had a keen mind for science since longer than she can remember, and she’s only 12. But Tumey has a not-so-secret weapon she’s been using to make the most of her interest.

February Issue 5 2012

Animals, radio among top in PickClickGive

When Alaskans are picking, clicking and giving, they show their love for public broadcasting — and homeless puppies and kitties.

Gates visitor center more than philanthropy museum February Issue 5 2012

Gates visitor center more than philanthropy museum

SEATTLE (AP) — People are already joking it’s a good thing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t charging admission for its new visitor center, which showcases Bill Gates’ multibillion-dollar philanthropy, not his computers.

February Issue 3 2012

Alaska education funding bill clears Senate hurdle

A bill that guarantees three years of increased funding to Alaska school districts was cleared Thursday for a floor vote in the Senate.

State, ISER seek better student data February Issue 3 2012

State, ISER seek better student data

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is teaming up with the Institute of Social and Economic Research to learn more about students. Specifically, to keep learning about them once they get to college.

Education construction spending gets boost in 2012 February Issue 3 2012

Education construction spending gets boost in 2012

Construction spending for the schools gets another boost this year, and there are several projects to account for it.

February Issue 3 2012

10 states get education waivers

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law in exchange for promises to improve the way schools teach and evaluate students.

January Issue 5 2012

Rural educators out of step with state regulators

Educators from a rural school district told lawmakers Wednesday that their relationship with state regulators was plagued by a lack of meaningful dialogue and filled with inconsistent priorities.

Tentative deal reached in education quality case January Issue 5 2012

Tentative deal reached in education quality case

The state agreed Thursday to settle an eight-year case over education quality.