| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Anchorage School District Superintendent Jim Browder unveiled the district’s first proposed budget under his tenure Friday, with the 2013-2014 school year slated to see more than 100 layoffs and a $25 million reduction in spending.
The 215 lost...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:57 PM
ASD's announcement of proposed budget cuts, including the reduction of special education teaching assistants by the equivalent of 49 full time positions, generated reaction from parents and educators Friday.
None of the cuts include teaching positions,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:55 AM
Competing against the world's best, the Anchorage School District is trying to prepare students for a tougher nationwide curriculum in language arts and math. But the new math curriculum could mean a noticeable dip in student test scores next year.
| Apr 19, 2013
Three bills by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez received support in Assembly policy committees, according to a press release from his office.
AB 407 passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials on a vote of 6-0. AB 407 entails...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:41 PM
The Anchorage School District has dropped girls' hockey beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, with Anchorage School Board President Jeannie Mackie saying declining participation was responsible for the move.
Girls' hockey has existed under a waiver...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Do you know what's in your kid's school lunch? Neither does a Chugiak High School student, who is on a mission to make the Anchorage School District show every ingredient it serves to students -- in a very kid-friendly way.
The push for the policy change...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The Anchorage School District is trying to identify a virus similar to norovirus that’s affected dozens of students, although health officials remain unsure whether it’s the direct cause of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a violent illness among hundreds of Anchorage School District students, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.
ASD’s director of nursing and health services, Nancy Edtl, says...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:07 PM
The Anchorage School Board discussed school choice in local facilities Monday, exploring how to give parents and student more opportunities -- as well as how those choices should look in the future.
It’s the beginning of discussions on what options...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
On Monday evening, the Anchorage School District officially changed commands with Ed Graff, previously assistant superintendent of curriculum, replacing Dr. Jim Browder, who will retire in June.
At the ASD board meeting, members appointed Graff and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Days after taking over the Anchorage School District as superintendent, Ed Graff says he’s committed to advancing “Destination 2020,” the initiative to improve academic growth.
"I'm just excited about the opportunity to lead the...