Sometimes the best way to make predictions about the future is to look to the past. For this Sci-Friday we take a look at what prompted a seismologist to track down details on some shaking that happened on a nice fall day over a hundred and twenty years ago.
Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, Director of UAF’s Center for One Health research discussed the utility of the One Health scientific approach in confronting modern scientific problems, such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This morning the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board deliberated over how to proceed in the search for a new district superintendent. The board ultimately has decided to move forward hiring an interim superintendent, either a certified superintendent, or a chief school administrator to serve and lead the district for the next year.
When Hunter Elementary principal Jane Bedford arrived at the school this morning, she noticed what appeared to be damage on the roof of the school’s library caused by heavy snow load. The district office was contacted, and maintenance crews were sent to Hunter, to assess the situation.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education unanimously voted to suspend the search for a new district superintendent. They will no longer be moving forward with finalists Justin Barnes, Vickie Cartwright, or Corey Weiss.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board will soon convene to select a new superintendent. As the district's budget declines in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, each candidate talked about how they would work to manage this situation.
Schools in Fairbanks have seen an influx of students returning to in-person education, and even with some students choosing to remain in remote learning. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board President Tim Doran gives an update on his perspective on the current state of reopened schools across Fairbanks.
Last year Durham School services was awarded a 10 year school bus contract for the Fairbanks North Star Borough school district, and are introducing a new fleet of buses to serve district affiliated schools.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s free Science for Alaska Lecture Series continues tomorrow, featuring the work of five graduate students in the form of short, eight-minute long flash-talks. They will present on research topics ranging from oceanography to the exploration of Venus. One of these short flash-talks will be presented by Ph.D. student Skye Kushner on his work measuring gases from Alaska volcanoes.
Dr. Catherine Cahill, director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, or ACUASI, with the UAF Geophysical Institute was recently appointed to the Federal Aviation Administrations Drone Advisory Committee.
The free public Science for Alaska lecture series hosted by the Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will run over the course of the next 6 weeks, with a new lecture taking place at 7:00PM every Tuesday. The first in the series is “Going with the floe: A year adrift in the Arctic ice pack”, by Sea Ice Geophysicist Melinda Webster, who recently returned from the largest and most extensive Arctic expedition ever undertaken, MOSAiC.
Ron Arnold, a retired teacher working as a behavior aide at North Pole Elementary School, is suing the Fairbanks School District and the Board of Education in an effort to close schools until the case rates for COVID-19 in Fairbanks drop below the CDC’s 'red zone'.
As students star returning to in-person education throughout the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Alaska health officials say they are considering bumping up teachers on the state’s vaccine list.
With schools slated to reopen this month, the Fairbanks School Board held an executive session on Monday, January 11, to discuss a renegotiation of contract safety articles with the Education Support Staff Association and the Fairbanks Education Association.
Fairbanks School Board Superintendent Karen Gaborik addresses concerns from a joint letter of concern representing the Fairbanks Education Association (FEA), the Education Support Staff Association (ESSA), and the Fairbanks Principals Association (FPA)
By KTVF Staff Reporter and With contributions from Amanda Hanson and Ryan Osborne
In a release sent out Friday afternoon the Fairbanks Education Association (FEA), the Education Support Staff Association (ESSA), and the Fairbanks Principals Association (FPA) expressed their concerns about children in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District returning to in-person schooling as soon as January 19, 2021.
Dr. Gaborik, superintendent of schools for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District hosted an online question and answer video conference concerning the school board’s recent decision to allow children to return to school this January in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this stream she addressed questions and concerns from parents, guardians, and students.
The National Weather Service will be replacing their radar viewer webpage with a new more feature rich design, that improves usability while still providing the public access to NWS weather radar data.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board held a video conference work session Tuesday night to discuss the options of phasing in students to attend schools in the operational red zone.