Statewide Education Summit

Building Alaska's FutureAlaska educators convened to attend “Building Alaska’s Future One Student at a Time,” held in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 13-14, 2008.

The purpose of the summit was to draft a vision, mission, goals, and outcomes for education in Alaska prekindergarten through secondary education, as well as to broadly define what every Alaska high school graduate should know and be able to do to successfully enter the work force or continue their education.

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