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Stories from Alaska

The Alaska Humanities Forum's Sister School Exchange program was recently featured in Education Week's Letters from Alaska series. Take a look at this short film and click here to read the whole story.

Stories from Alaska

The Alaska Humanities Forum's Sister School Exchange program was recently featured in Education Week's Letters from Alaska series, a project exploring how cultural and geographic barriers, teacher shortages, history, the natural environment, and other factors have shaped schooling in Alaska. The feature includes the short film below as well as an online story, On the Snowy Tundra, Alaska Students Bridge Differences and Eat Moose Snout.

Intersecting Connections

We were lucky to catch a few minutes with Meneka Thiru, 29, who currently works at the reference desk of the UAA Consortium Library and as the Community Liaison at Wild Scoops, all while earning her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Thiru was born and raised in Anchorage and has a bachelor’s degree from UAA. She taught elementary school students in Spain, traveled, and worked before deciding to move home and get her Master’s in library science. “I thought about education, social justice and lots of other paths. [Library science] seemed like a nice intersection of a lot of these interests.” Throughout her travels, Thiru said she kept Alaska

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Thirty-one students from across the state traveled together - 20 to Juneau, 11 to Washington DC – as part of AK|Next this summer. They met with leaders, they explored history and culture, and they learned from each other. Adults were impressed by their level of engagement and interest, and students were enthusiastic about their experiences – walking, visiting the Capitol(s), the diversity of speakers, and hearing about leadership in different sectors.

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