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Ribbons cut at KPC Career and Technical Education Center August Issue 4 2013

Ribbons cut at KPC Career and Technical Education Center

KENAI — As several hundred people crowded around, waiting to get into the glass, steel and aluminum space housing the Kenai Peninsula College-Kenai River Campus’ new Career and Technical Education Center Aug. 15, Spencer Litzenberger had a different idea.

Zender wins environmental training grant for rural cleanup June Issue 4 2013

Zender wins environmental training grant for rural cleanup

A $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant will allow Zender Environmental Health and Research Group continue its environmental technician training program for unemployed rural Alaskans.

June Issue 4 2013

BP Awards 25 scholarships

Twenty-five Alaska high school seniors will each receive a $4,000 scholarship from the BP Principals’ and Commissioner’s Scholarship program.

Top of the World June Issue 2 2013

Top of the World

ASRC's Ty Hardt scales Mt. Everest to support Barrow Boys and Girls Club.

May Issue 3 2013

Education Dept. gives Alaska, two more states NCLB waivers

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.

April Issue 1 2013

COMMENTARY: Legislature must protect Alaska’s most valuable resource

On the door of a kindergarten classroom in Juneau, I saw a sign that read “Graduating Class of 2025.” What will 2025 be like? I don’t know. But as a school board member, I consider it a sacred public trust to prepare our kids for it.

March Issue 5 2013

Alaskans set record in PFD charitable giving

Alaskans contributed a record-setting $2.4 million to charity through Pick. Click. Give.

March Issue 5 2013

Teacher "pink slip" bill passes House

School districts would be allowed to wait almost two additional months to notify tenured teachers if they're going to be laid off.

December Issue 4 2012

UAF wins grant for linguistics programs

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has won a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Alaska Native language programs.

$33M upgrade expands training, adds housing November Issue 4 2012

$33M upgrade expands training, adds housing

The $15.25 million Career and Tech Center at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna is under construction and on schedule to open in time for 2013 fall classes. The project, which also includes the first student housing on campus, will allow KPC to expand training for Alaska’s high-demand jobs in the resource industries.