Valerie Baalerud and her daughter Kali, who also cares deeply about education - Kali is the student representative on the Anchorage School Board, and Valerie recently was awarded an honor called the Milken Educator Award, one of only 44 in the Nation.
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Tuesday's guest on Morning Line: Alaska's winner of the Milken Educator Award Valerie Baalerud talks about making history fun in her Eagle River High School classroom.
2018 Milken Educator Award Winner Valerie Baalerud chats with KNBA's Frank Chythlook about the surprise award presented February 2nd.
For several years, an Alaskan nonprofit organization has been hosting gatherings that promote literacy.
Thread, (later referenced in this article in lowercase, as the organization prefers) is a statewide organization that has many programs in communities across Alaska focused on Early Childhood care and Education.
This Thursday is thread’s 11th Annual Book Party in the Park from 4-7pm, rain or shine.
Many if not most of Alaska's rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it's time for radical changes.
Paul Berg has taught in Alaska for more than 40 years -- ten of them in villages.