Schools across Alaska have been working tirelessly with their staff and communities to continue to provide safe and effective learning opportunities for the 130,000+ students in the state. Why? Because while the world around us remains uncertain, we still believe that our students can and will learn. This virus has impacted a lot of things that are important to us, but it has not changed the fact that we are committed to student learning. Department contact: Bernie Sorenson.

Thank you for visiting DEED’s online toolkit for education leaders. We hope that this page will be helpful for school and district leaders who have been asked to respond in real time to the ever-shifting environment of this pandemic. DEED has drawn on the collective wisdom of school and district leaders from around the state and the country, reviewing hundreds of websites and resources in search of solutions. We appreciate and celebrate the response leaders in Alaska and across the nation have continuously demonstrated to this challenge, fashioning creative solutions to make the most of every minute for every student.

Our hope is that this online toolkit, full of promising practices, resources, guidance and up to date information, helps to support you as an educational leader during this unprecedented time.  Additionally, DEED is committed to continue gathering resources you need so that you can focus on what matters most – your students, teachers, and staff.