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Relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, EMAIL APPROVAL will be accepted in lieu of signatures on the Administrator and Teacher Leader APPROVAL FORM. Please send these forms to our AK EdRising EMAIL.

Recruiting Student Officers for 2020-2021

If you know a student who might be interested, or if you might be interested in becoming an Educators Rising Alaska Student Officer for the 2020-21 school year, download the letter of recommendation and the teacher leader approval form and return to us before April 10th, 2020, Also required is our media release form. Please email these documents to us. You may also fill out a form online. Or, you can download a PDF version and send or email it to us.

State Leadership Conference Completed

Educators Rising Alaska had over 80 student particpants this year from thirteen districts and 23 communities from across the state. This year we also offered a Collegiate category to a student from UAS. Thirteen first place finishers will be offered financial assistance for their travels to Nationals in June.

Speakers and noted guests included UA President Jim Johnsen, AK Teacher of the Year Amy Gallaway, Deputy Commissioner of Education Karen Melin, Provost Anupma Prakash, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs & Athletics Keith Champagne, Dean of the UA College of Education, Steve Atwater, Dean of the College of CNSM Kinchel Doerner, PAVVA (an Iñupiak dance troupe), and past student officers.

This conclusion of the Leadership Conference was first livestreamed, and is now available to watch on UAF's media page.

Educators Rising National Conference

Students who participated in our March 1-3 State Conference are eligible to attend Nationals, which will be June 17-21st, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The conference is still scheduled, however it could change in regards to the pandemic. Alternate plans for virtual competitions are being developed if COVID-19 continues into the summer. Please prepare yourself for either situation.

Students who placed 1st-5th at state are encouraged to fill out the financial request form. EdRising Alaska will pay the registration costs for all state winners who attend nationals, but we need to know who plans to by April 10. Currently travel is not allowed and we can't yet provide funding for 1st Place students. If on-site Nationals is cancelled, 1st place students are expected to compete virtually and will receive a stipend.

For more information and updates about the national conference, visit their website.

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Donate to Educators Rising Alaska!

Website link to donate. Checks can also be mailed to:
UAF Development c/o UA Foundation P.O. Box 755080 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Please make checks payable to UA Foundation and include K-12 Outreach Program (20419) in the note.
If you have questions, please contact UAF Development at 474-2619.

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