Stories about education.

LKSD Advisory School Board In Search Of New Members

Sep 15, 2017
New ASB board members will be selected on October 3rd. The Board is looking for qualified applicants.
Dean Swope/KYUK

An election for the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s Advisory School Board (ASB) is coming up and Chris Carmichael, the principal at Gladys Jung Elementary, wants people to run. Four of the board’s seven seats are currently open.

Courtesy of First Alaskans Institute

The First Alaskans Institute has selected Bethel resident Alissa Nadine Rogers as a 2017 First Nations Futures Fellow.

ONC Summer Science and Culture camper Nicolai Chase, 16, gets ready to set up a beach seine net (on his shoulders).
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In July, Orutsararmiut Native Council, or ONC, held its first Science and Culture camp for high school students. Campers collected juvenile fish, like baby king and red salmon, and participated in activities in avian biology, ethnobotany, and workshops on federal and state subsistence management. KYUK reporter Christine Trudeau filed this report from their campsite.



For about a hundred lucky middle school students this summer, the University of Alaska campus becomes their home as they solve unique engineering problems at the annual Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Science Camp. 

Courtesy of Audrey Alstrom

A group of Alaska Native middle school students from around Alaska are on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage this week, studying engineering and science. Already they have built a computer and a model for a Mars landing craft. Today they're taking on robotics as teams of students design and build robotic fish.

At Science Camp, Delta Teenagers Design Spacecraft To Mars

Aug 7, 2017
Campers participate in ANSEP's Mars Lander Challenge.
Courtesy of NIkkie Vioto.

Last Friday, teenagers from Bethel, Chevak, St. Mary’s, and other rural Alaskan communities spent the day designing a spacecraft to Mars.

Isabelle (left) and Hugh (right) Dyment, at their home in Bethel. Isabelle is one of the first four assistant level teachers in the LKSD Two and Done program. Photo taken June 27, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have teamed up to try and solve two problems with one new program. The aim is to address high rates of teacher turnover, as well as to improve Yup’ik cultural and language competency among the region’s teaching staff.



City Councilman Norman Ayagalria is an English Language Arts and Yup’ik Culture teacher at Gladys Jung Elementary School, here in Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Bethel City Councilman Norman Ayagalria is an English Language Arts and Yup’ik Culture teacher at Gladys Jung Elementary School, here in Bethel. Ayagalria has received a Global Learning Fellowship from the National Education Association (NEA), which is a teachers union "committed to advancing the cause of public education."


LKSD Social Worker James Biela with John Madigan, VP of Public Policy for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as Biela receives the Sandy Martin Grassroots Award.
Courtesy of Alexis O’Brien / American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

A Lower Kuskokwim School District social worker received a national award this week in Washington D.C. for his work in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta on suicide prevention.





CVRF 2017 Summer Youth Programs

Jun 12, 2017

For the past decade, the Coastal Villages Region Fund has offered youth internship programs over the summer. This year, 13 interns have been selected to work full-time with various CVRF Community Service Centers.