Alaska

Release Date: 10/28/07

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Members of this high school environmental education and leadership program created a presentation about climate change, gathered more than 5,000 signatures from fellow students, and went to Washington, DC, to persuade one of their senators to take action on global warming.

How to Get a Whole Community on Board for School Reform

Lawrence

Outpost:

Tatitlek, Alaska, where learning is constant.

Credit: Grace Rubenstein

This how-to article accompanies the feature "Northern Lights: These Schools Literally Leave No Child Behind."

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Magazine Issue: 
Sep 2007: What's Next
TOC Section: 
Cool Schools

This article originally published on 8/31/2007

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Northern Lights: These Schools Literally Leave No Child Behind

What does it really mean to leave no child behind? The educators of Alaska's Chugach School District believe they have the answer.

Northern Lights

Night Vision:

The Aurora Borealis dances over the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage, the headquarters of the Chugach School District's reforms.

Magazine Fields
Magazine Issue: 
Sep 2007: What's Next
TOC Section: 
Cool Schools

This article originally published on 8/31/2007

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Snow Days: Technology Brings the Arctic Wilderness Up Close

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GoNorth!

Mush:

Yip, yip, hooray! A team of twenty-seven polar huskies pulls the kids along on their virtual journey.

Magazine Fields
Magazine Issue: 
Feb 2005: No Teacher Left Behind
TOC Section: 
Head of Class

This article originally published on 2/8/2005

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On the Frontier of Technology: A Fresh Start in Alaska

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On the Frontier of Technology
Credit: Max Seabaugh

Designing a new curriculum -- and a new school building -- from the ground up allowed the residents of Juneau, Alaska, to create a showplace for the uses of the latest technologies to support teaching and learning.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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Digital Portfolios: A New Way to Conference

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Educators at North Star Elementary School in rural Alaska understand that effective assessment begins when students look at their own work and compare it to meaningful individual goals. To enhance this process, North Star has developed a unique type of parent conference that uses digital portfolios to help students reflect on their academic development and discuss it with their parents.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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