ALASKA! PUBLIC EDUCATION

ALASKA PUBLIC EDUCATION was once among the top academically in the nation. Today ALASKA! is at the bottom for academic outcomes. For what The People were paying teachers since the 1980s, we should have been able to hire the best in the world! Today, having a teacher workforce of some 8,500, Alaskans see a turnover of 2,000-4,000 teachers flushing through every year.

Watch Candidate Joe Wright: Voters here will have to make some calculated choices with RCV

A Proven Republican Steps Into the Fray: Joe Wright! Watch for a rugby style primary election scrum1 in the upcoming Eagle River-to-Eklutna Senate District L race! Voters here will have to make some calculated choices with the newly established Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in a crowded field if we expect to change the political calculus …

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Challenges Of Mental Illness: Tell me who’s crazy… the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services!

How about that Alaska Department of Health and $ocial $ervices! Long known as the most dysfunctional department in state government, DH$$ takes the largest part of the state budget, is run by social workers who want to help you, but often cannot balance their own checking accounts. I saw how screwed up this department is …

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Flight-seeing adventure hosting by True Alaskans!

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ACPE Higher Ed Opportunities

Consequences from Life Choices (2022©donnliston.co)   Brother, Dana Scott Liston had a terrible accident in Hawaii and this photo was taken when our mother, half sister Becky McLaughlin and mother’s husband, Gil Martin, came to see him at the hospital. Scott has been a quadriplegic since 1989. Looking back over a life of making good …

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Jobs Considerations to Stay in Alaska

 What are Meaningful Vocational Options for Alaskans? (2022©donnliston.co)    Alaska’s economy is very specific about what human resources it needs. To be successful in this job market, training after receiving a high school diploma or GED must consider what have been identified as in-demand priority occupations.  Let’s look back a few years and bring the …

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Year-end review

Seeking Alaskan Truths in 2021 (2021©donnliston.co)   Living the Alaskan Lifestyle is by definition active. Sitting at a computer screen or looking at a phone are not active pursuits. So, having lived the Alaskan Lifestyle 60 years means I have mostly found my groove in dealing with demands of Alaskan Life—I’ve done enough Alaskan stuff …

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What is the AK Roundtable?

Alaska’s Challenges Demand Answers (2021©donnliston.co) Ric Davidge is co-founder and “referee” of the AK Roundtable. In educational terms, one generation transfers knowledge to the next by what has been called the Intergenerational Transfer of Cognitive Knowledge.[1] That is what our teachers and schools are supposed to be doing—imparting the common knowledge to young Alaskans necessary to promote …

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Alaska’s Montessori Education Legacy

The Unfortunate Demise of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools (2021©donnliston.co) The writer and Margret Green award diplomas to one member of the last graduating class of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools, A previous reduced version of this story was published August 9, 2018 in ECHO Magazine Many Alaskan baby boomers experienced a remarkable 40-year Anchorage private education …

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Quality of Life Matters

 How Eagle River Elks Contribute to our Community (2021©donnliston.co) Flag Day is June 14 but it was celebrated on Saturday, June 12 this year at the Eagle River Elks Lodge. Quality of life is improved throughout Alaska by works of the members at 15 Elks Lodges around the state, and one of the best lodges …

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