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Senate committee releases its version of education bill

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

University of Alaska Regents approve budget, tuition hike

It will cost University of Alaska System students a little more to attend class next fall.

Slope students participate in hands-on geology lessons

Next summer, 24 students from the North Slope will travel to the Pacific Northwest through the GeoFORCE Alaska program.

Juneau principal honored

Molly Yerkes, the principal at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School in Juneau, was surprised with an unrestricted $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a school-wide assembly.

APU launches Alaska Native executive leadership program

Alaska Pacific University has launched the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program, a corporate leadership development initiative that is a partnership of five Alaska Native corporations and APU.

ANSEP expands achievements, focuses on rural education

The University of Alaska’s acclaimed Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program known as ANSEP is embarked on an ambitious course that could remake rural Alaska education if it could be expanded.

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program for 2014

The White House is setting Arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an Arctic port.

Teachers train for new tech in classroom

Students at every level are seeing increasing opportunities to use technology in the classroom, whether they’re sixth graders or undergraduates.

Students take more hours with initiatives, scholarships

A University of Alaska effort to increase students’ credit loads is starting to pay off.

$18M residence hall opens at Kenai Peninsula College

KENAI — Decades in the making, 96 rooms in 30 apartment-like residences are now open to students at Kenai Peninsula College.

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.

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Alaska stake in LNG project approved

Before finishing all of its work in Juneau, the Alaska Legislature approved state participation in a large North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project, one of the major pieces of business for the 28th session.

BP to sell four smaller North Slope fields

BP announced April 22 that it will sell four of its North Slope assets to Houston-based independent Hilcorp Energy.

Construction season approaching on most Alaska highways

Alaska’s second season, that of road construction, is upon us.

Legislators pass fish bills as session end nears

Fishers, processors and the general public will see changes to certain fisheries regulations under bills passed by the Alaska Legislature this session.

House bill proposes adding CFEC to Fish and Game

A bill that would make the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission a division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an introductory hearing in the Legislature April 19, with the expectation that commercial fishermen and other stakeholders will consider the idea for possible enactment next session.