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ISER Researchers and Director deliver presentations at ACTE

The Alaska Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) held their annual professional development conference, Growing Stronger Together 2019, this week at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage. The event is “the only statewide conference dedicated to professional […]

2019-10-16T17:35:56-08:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dayna DeFeo featured in KTUU regarding concern around the number of teachers in Alaska

Director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) and Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Dr. Dayna DeFeo, was recently featured by KTUU to discuss the growing concern around the number of teachers in Alaska. Dr. DeFeo explained that lower enrollment in education programs has resulted […]

2019-10-16T17:12:34-08:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , |

DeFeo and Hirshberg talk with Education Week about teacher turnover in rural Alaska

ISER researchers Dayna DeFeo, director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research and Diane Hirshberg, professor of education policy, were featured prominently in Education Week for a recent article on teacher turnover in Alaska. […]

2019-10-10T16:07:38-08:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , , , |

New report: How much does Alaska spend on K-12 education?

In a new education publication, Dayna DeFeo, Matthew Berman, Alexandra Hill, and Diane Hirshberg examine how Alaska’s K-12 spending compares to other states in the US. In Alaska’s fiscal crisis that has drawn increased attention to education spending, this report shows that after taking into account higher Alaska prices […]

2019-10-04T11:55:31-08:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , |

CAEPR publishes report about growing Alaska’s teacher workforce

In the midst of a national teacher shortage, Alaska does not simply need teachers, it needs high quality educators who reflect the diversity of its students. Teachers who are prepared in Alaska not only bring cultural familiarity, but also have lower turnover rates. Grow-your-own initiatives to recruit and train local […]

2019-10-02T12:48:31-08:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , |

“Dual Enrollment in Alaska” analysis shows progress and supports next steps

Dual enrollment programs provide access to college-level courses to high school students prior to graduation, often helping students become more successful in high school and easing their path to college. Between 2008 and 2017, University of Alaska (UA) dual enrollment programs experienced an 85% increase in student enrollment and, among […]

2019-07-30T14:27:28-08:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: |

DeFeo leads discussion at UAF Bristol Bay Campus on equity, access, and privilege

Sarah Andrew, new director of University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Bristol Bay Campus, invited ISER’s Dayna DeFeo to deliver the keynote talk at the Bristol Bay Campus annual summit in Dillingham last month. Andrew called upon DeFeo, who directs ISER’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, to share research findings on how to better serve rural Alaska students, and to lead a discussion addressing difficult issues of equity, access, and privilege.

2019-05-23T18:44:15-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , |

Hirshberg to work on project exploring Indigenous and non-Indigenous education for sustainable communities

Diane Hirshberg, along with Charlene Stern, co-chair of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Nolan Klouda, director of the University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development, will be working with partners in the Neets’ąįį Gwich’in communities of Vashrąįį K’ǫǫ (Arctic Village) and Vįįhtąįį […]

2019-09-24T15:30:41-08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|

ISER’s Hirshberg co-edits and launches new book on developing inclusive schools in the Arctic

ISER Professor of Education Policy Diane Hirshberg is co-editor of the new book, Including the North: a comparative study of the policies on inclusion and equity in the Circumpolar North. Nearly four million people live in the Arctic, including indigenous peoples, northerners, and those who’ve recently arrived. Including the […]

2019-03-28T10:10:02-08:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|

DeFeo, Passini, and Tran present college readiness research at Alaska CAN! Conference

ISER Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) Director Dayna DeFeo and Research Professionals Jessica Passini and Trang Tran provided findings from two separate evaluation projects at a statewide meeting of educators and education administrators. […]

2019-03-27T14:10:09-08:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , , |
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