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Pearl Creek turns down state bonuses
<br><span class="red">Kudos. It is good to know that for some people honor is more important than money. Take a few minutes to write them a letter of thanks for standing up for the profession: <br> <br>Mary Short, princpal <br>Pearl Creek Elementary <br>700 Auburn Dr <br>Fairbanks, AK 99709... [MORE]

— Robinson Duffy
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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          NCLB in Rural Alaska
          SAVOONGA, Alaska New federal law allows students to transfer from a failing school to a better one, at school-district expense. Chances are, pupils in this community on St. Lawrence Island won't take the offer.
          The only other school on the island is a four-hour snowmobile ride away. A flight to Nome, on the mainland, costs $270 and means cr... [MORE]

          — Dan Joling
          Associated Press
          Seattle Times
          Rural Schools in Alaska lab behind federal plan
          May 14, 2003

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          In Education, One Size Doesn't fit All

          Ohanian Comment: Good point here: The kids we're treating so badly in schools, telling them they're not good enough, are the next generation of leaders. The way we treat them will come back to us. It reminds me of the story of the woman stopped by a traffic cop. He didn't give her a ticket for an illegal right... [MORE]

          — Diane Heard
          Anchorage Daily News

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            Alaska Agrees to Let Disabled Have Help on a School Exam

            Disabled high school students in Alaska will gain broad accommodations, including the use of dictionaries and computerized spell-checkers, on the state's standardized mandatory graduation exam under a legal settlement announced yesterday.

            The agreement, which requires court approval, would conclude one of several legal challenges ... [MORE]

            — Greg Winter
            New York Times

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