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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: , , |

Toby Schwoerer presenting on Ocean Acidification

October 25, 2019 Update: Presentation is now available for download, link below.

Ocean acidification is expected to impact Alaska’s marine species and the $5.8 billion seafood industry. Higher acidity water affects the ability of shell-building organisms, like crabs, to develop and maintain their shells and may also affect the behavior of […]

2019-10-25T14:21:11-08:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Preliminary Results from ICOR Survey Now Available

The Improving Childcare Outcomes Research (ICOR) project, with Diane Hirshberg as part of the team, is expanding the definition of culturally responsive teaching from its current K-12 focus to include early childhood education. This involves creating and assessing the effectiveness of new professional development aimed at strengthening culturally responsive practices […]

2019-10-04T14:53:22-08:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: 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: , , , , , |

Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi Published in Scientific American

The Institute of Social and Economic Research’s (ISER) Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi, Associate Professor of Economics, was recently published in Scientific American where he discussed his recent research and results on the impact of universal basic income (UBI) on childhood obesity. The article drew from a longer report which Dr. Guettabi […]

2019-10-11T22:32:06-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Emeritus Professor Gunnar Knapp presents at American Fisheries Society

ISER’s former director, Gunnar Knapp, Professor Emeritus of Economics, gave a presentation on “Long-Term Trends in the Pacific Salmon Industry” at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Reno, Nevada on October 1st, 2019.  Knapp was an invited speaker at a symposium on “The Science of Pacific Salmon Conservation: Foundations, Myths, and Emerging Insights.”

2019-10-04T10:27:04-08:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: 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: , , |

New study to assess vulnerability to natural hazards of climate change in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Whitehorse

This summer, Alaska’s high temperatures broke records causing more Alaskans than ever to experience the effects of widespread wildfires. Wildfires, along with unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter are natural hazards of climate change that put residents and property at risk. Assessing the costs, risks, and actions necessary to adapt to or […]

2019-09-24T14:21:01-08:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Schwoerer works on economic analysis of impact of studded tires on pavement in Alaska

New research from ISER’s Tobias Schwoerer, senior research professional, UAA’s Civil Engineering Department and the Alaska State Department of Transportation show that studded tire use in Alaska costs $13.7 million a year and reduces the asphalt surface life between 7 and 9 years, depending on traffic, location, […]

2019-10-10T13:38:34-08:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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