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The road back to accreditation

Tonya Shakhov re-caps a three-month project focused on crime in Anchorage and Alaska with her seventh period social studies class at Gruening Middle School. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.

Teacher retention is a chronic problem for Alaska schools. An ambitious plan to recruit and train more Alaskans for teaching positions hit a snag recently when UAA’s teacher education program lost its national accreditation. Program graduates will still be able to teach in the state, but will this discourage other Alaskans who want to teach? It’s is our discussion on the this week’s Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Claudia Dybdahl, Interim Director of the School of Education for University of Alaska Anchorage
  • MacKenzie Lindeman, former early education major at University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Stephen Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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