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Josephine Tatauq Bourdon, a veteran elementary school teacher, has dedicated her career to sustaining Inupiaq culture in Alaska’s classrooms, under a state education system with a colonial legacy, writes @KristinaRizga .

The @PBS  @NewsHour  is marvelous. Just watched a teacher in Alaska and parent of an autistic child in Vermont talk about how to teach and learn in these new times. A long piece, 6 or 8 minutes. So human. So important.

Thank you to Amy Gallaway, 2020 Alaska Teacher of the Year & Heather Damario, global studies teacher and Model UN director at West Valley High School for this honest and encouraging letter to Alaska’s youth as we go through the #COVID19  pandemic.

What education looks like in Alaska, where knowing how to butcher a moose is a life skill. The teacher is so great on the video. (Some days, I really miss being a reporter in Anchorage, and h/t @SamSifton .)

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sue Conrad from Sitka, Alaska. Member since '11. Sue is an ACE-certified personal trainer, yoga teacher and Tabata™ boot camp instructor. She is also Schwinn® cycling and Spinning® certified.

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Alaska School District receives 10 high-end guitars, after they are seized by authorities for illegal export. Now high school students are able to play "the Cadillac of guitars," their teacher tells us. Intv @6 :50pm

“Teachers come in and they’re so overwhelmed with the differences that they just leave.” An educator from Scammon Bay, Alaska, talks about the high teacher turnover in the remote Native Village where she teaches. #LettersFromAlaska 

“Teachers come in and they’re so overwhelmed with the differences that they just leave.” An educator from Scammon Bay, Alaska, talks about the high teacher turnover in the remote Native Village where she teaches. #LettersFromAlaska 

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Alaska Teacher of the Year, Ben Walker, brings weekend wisdom for educators: "Never lose the joy in teaching. When we convey joy in what we do, we do it at a high level":

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This is Sam Schimmel, 18. When he was growing up in Seattle, his teachers told his family, “You need to go back to Alaska.” One teacher told him he wouldn’t go to college. He proved them wrong. How a Native Alaskan family reclaimed its stolen heritage:

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Teacher turnover in Alaska is costing the state $20 million annually.

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Study: It costs Alaska nearly $20,500 each time a school district loses a teacher and hires a replacement

A class in Alaska was briefly interrupted as this great teacher received a surprise call from . #2016Highlights  #ThankATeacher 

Alaska university teacher mauled by bear during a mountaineering class, a university spokeswoman says.

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