AKLN, the Alaska Learning Network has been reorganized and will continue to offer classes to Alaska students, despite lack of direct funding from the Alaska State Legislature. AKLN is no longer offering generic courses from K-12, but is now offering 21 Alaskan-based courses from 12 sponsoring school districts.
The Dept. of Education & Early Development and the Association of Alaska School Administrators were kind enough to let me attend the second day of their summer meeting at the DEED offices on Monday, August 1. It was very helpful in keeping up-to-date on issues that schools and the department are working on.
Last week my mother called me. She didn't have a current email address for someone, and hoped she could get it from me. I said, "I don't know, just send him a message on Facebook. He's one of your friends, isn't he?" It hadn't even crossed her mind that Facebook is a way to contact people.