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Stories about education.

Larissa Strunk

Every summer a select group of high school juniors and seniors from rural Alaska attend a six-week program to prepare them for college life. The program is known as RAHI: the Rural Alaska Honors Institute. It’s held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and this year’s salutatorian comes from Bethel.

Bethel Gets $7 Million For New Cafeteria

Jul 1, 2016
Dotila

Seven million dollars for a brand new kitchen and cafeteria at the Bethel Regional High School survived the governor's veto pen this week. 


Jan Abbott / RurAL CAP

When elders are in the classrooms, kids are more focused and more respectful. Elders are active. And the oldest and youngest members of the community form relationships.

That’s what schools across the state have learned from RurAL CAP’s Elder Mentor program. Almost half of the elder mentors in Alaska are in the YK Delta.

Dean Swope / KYUK

After months of debating and weighing options, the Lower Kuskokwim School Board has decided where to rebuild the two Bethel schools that burned down last year.  Their decision seems perhaps the most obvious choice​— the Kilbuck campus, the same land where the the Ayaprun Yup’ik Immersion School and Kuskokwim Learning Academy previously stood. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur and School Board Chairwoman Susan Murphy walked down to the charred campus to discuss the board’s decision.


Association of Village Council Presidents

The Association of Village Council Presidents has presented a $1.5 million grant to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP.

State budget cuts are making deep slashes across Alaska including the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. The state Legislature hasn’t passed a budget, but with an almost four-billion dollar deficit, state-funded groups are paring down as they prepare their own budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. With the whole University of Alaska system preparing for major cuts, administrators at Bethel’s UAF Kuskokwim Campus are whittling to the bone.


Dean Swope / KYUK

It’s that time of year when Pomp and Circumstance and mortarboard caps fill the air, a time of teenage passage. And for most students at Bethel Regional High School, it’s a time of saying goodbye to friends who’ve been together with since kindergarten and preparing for a future apart. So before receiving their diplomas, the 48 Bethel graduates gathered backstage one last time. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur was there and has this story.


Rocky Mountain School seventh-grader Alexie Evan using the HMH Read180 program.
Sherri Carmichael

Pizza is a rare treat in Goodnews Bay. No pizzerias or even restaurants exist in the 250-person community in southwest Alaska. So Wednesday morning when 22 fresh pizzas arrived at the school, it was a big deal. But the even bigger deal was the national winner inside the building.


KYUK

How can the University of Alaska Fairbanks system better respond to sexual assault cases on its rural campuses? That’s what a group of men from UAF came to the Kuskokwim University Campus in Bethel last week to answer. KuC is the third rural campus the men have visited with this questions. The trip occurred just days after an external review called the UAF’s handling of five sexual assault cases between 2011 and 2014 failures. The University of Alaska system requested the review be conducted.

 


Bethel Library Closing For Renovations

May 6, 2016

Bethel’s only library will be closing for renovations this Saturday for at least three months. The Kuskokwim University Campus runs the library, but it’s used more as a public space more than as a university resource. Members of that public who rely on the library for computers and entertainment will have to go elsewhere this summer.  


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