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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: , , |

Alaska graduation rate trends subject of new ISER Research Summary

Between 2010 and 2016, Alaska’s graduation rate grew faster than the national average, increasing 8 percentage points, among the top 10 rate increases in the country. All demographic groups improved, with Native, low-income, and rural student rates growing the most. These are some of the trends described in a new […]

2019-08-21T12:12:39-08:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hirshberg helps with Ed Week’s feature on Alaska schools

ISER’s Diane Hirshberg, Professor of Education Policy, contributed to the development of “Alaska, A Brief History of the State and Its Schools” in the latest edition of Education Week. The historical overview anchors a series of articles on schooling in Alaska, including cultural and geographic challenges that […]

2019-07-30T14:24:11-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Rural school superintendents looking for “good fit” in new teachers

School superintendents are all too familiar with the costs of teacher turnover that deplete educational resources and challenge student achievement. A new paper, by Dayna DeFeo, director of ISER’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) and Trang Tran, ISER research professional, looks at how superintendents in Alaska’s rural districts […]

2019-07-30T14:26:01-08:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: 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: , |

Energy and health care are major contributors to education costs in Alaska

Using U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 Annual Survey of School System Finances, Alaska ranks 6th in per-pupil education spending, however the ranking is deceptive since it doesn’t take into account the high cost of delivering education and high cost of living in different places in Alaska. When these costs are considered, […]

2019-07-30T14:31:30-08:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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