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Dr. Hirshberg presents at education conference in Finland and will co-edit a new book on circumpolar education

Dr. Diane Hirshberg traveled to Joensuu, Finland to meet with collaborators on a new project called Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Education in Circumpolar North (EICN). Funded by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DASHE) in support of UArctic Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education, the […]

2019-12-02T12:09:19-09:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

U.S. Department of Education releases study co-authored by Diane Hirshberg on Title VI Indian Education Formula Grants

Dr. Diane Hirshberg is co-author of a just-released report on how districts and schools use Title VI Indian Education Formula Grants. The study examines the implementation of the Title VI grants and addresses the services that Title VI funds support, how grantees work with stakeholders to identify program-eligible children, and how they measure progress toward their project objectives. This study, led by SRI International, was conducted for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service.

2019-11-07T16:37:50-09:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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: , , |

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: , , , , , |

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: |
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