Stories about education.

Cross Country Girls And Boys Head To State Finals

Sep 28, 2016
KYUK Interns / KYUK

  Runners and their coaches gathered in Bethel this weekend for the high school district's state qualifying cross country competition. 


KYUK News Interns

  High School students from across the Delta made the trip to Bethel this weekend to compete in the Lower Kuskowkim School District state qualifying cross country meet. 

Carl Charlie of Bethel Regional High School took first place for the boys in the 3.1 mile race through Bethel’s sandpits. KYUK’s news intern Jackie Williams spoke with Charlie just moments after crossing the finish line.   


LKSD Gets Language Proficiency Grant

Sep 22, 2016
Airn Carl / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to enhance language proficiency for Alaska Native students in both English and Yup'ik.

Cross Country Kicks Off In Bethel

Sep 21, 2016
Jackie Williams / KYUK

On a chilly, foggy, and cloudy Saturday morning, onlookers and runners from all over the Lower Kuskokwim School District gathered at the sand pit in Bethel to compete in a cross-country race. 

Transcript, An Audio Postcard:

(Runners jog about, sounds of many moving feet)

Despite the cold, wet weather, students from across the Delta warmed up for the race in the opaque morning sun before the starting gun. The starting gun even had a little trouble getting going.

(Starting gun fails, laughter, and then goes off.)

Erich Kuball

The Kuspuk School District has named a new acting superintendent. The board selected Erich Kuball, a 20-year employee of the district, to take over for former superintendent Sue Johnson. School Board President Wayne Morgan said the board recognized a need for new leadership last year and thanked Johnson for her work. Johnson started with the district in 2015 on a three-year contract. Her last day was Tuesday. Kuball started his new position Wednesday and talked with KYUK that afternoon.

Kotlik Begins School After Delays From School Fire

Sep 1, 2016
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The Lower Yukon community of Kotlik all pitched in, and the Kotlik School was able to open its doors only a few days behind schedule after a fire destroyed the old school and three other buildings.

Courtesy of Yuut Elitnaurviat

When AVTEC closed its Allied Health Program in Anchorage this year, it was forced to end relationships with some rural communities that used AVTEC’s professors for their Certified Nurse's Assistant, or CNA, programs. The good news for students in Bethel is that not much will change for them. Jeremy Osborne, Director of Programs at the Yuut Elitnaurviat learning center, says that despite the AVTEC program's closure, Yuut's six-week CNA program will run as planned.

Delta Students Learn About River Management

Aug 29, 2016

As school starts again in the Delta, some students may be returning with new skills and experiences they picked up over the summer. One way they might have done so was by participating in an EXCEL Alaska summer program aimed at getting kids interested in the science of fish. KYUK’s Adrian Wagner spoke with Dave Cannon, Fish Biologist with the Kuskokwim River Watershed Council, about the program. Cannon worked with the 24 students, most of whom were from the Kuspuk School District, during a two-week float down the Aniak River. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

KYUK talks a lot about health. It’s in our news, talk shows, and public service announcements. All week long, a PhD student from the University of Michigan has been holding focus groups and interviews around town and at the station. Jana Wilbricht is hoping to find out how KYUK as a tribal station delivers health information, and how we can do it better. She’s also been to the Hopi reservation in Arizona studying this same topic. KYUK talks with Jana about her research and what she’s learned so far.

YK Delta Students Test Engineering Prowess At ANSEP

Aug 15, 2016

Middle school students from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta and around the state headed home this weekend after two weeks studying engineering at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) in Anchorage. Their last project was a bust, literally.