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High student achievement starts with excellence in teaching. That is why the University of Alaska and the Department of Education have
made a commitment to work together with Alaska School Districts to advance Alaska's teaching profession.  Programs are designed to
attract, place, and retain high quality teachers. Beginning with students in Alaskan K-12 classrooms, the Future Educators of Alaska
Program encourages Alaska Native students to consider teaching as a career. Next, the Alaska Teacher Placement program works directly
with school districts to fill current teaching vacancies. The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project gives new teachers the ongoing support
they need to be successful in the classroom. Also, grant funded curriculum projects such as REACH, provide place-based science
curriculum to Native Alaska students and their teachers. K-12 Outreach programs work with school districts and external educational
stakeholders to provide a full circle of support for the teaching profession in order to bring out the best in each and every Alaskan student.
In addition to program support, K-12 Outreach also coordinates the University for Alaska’s School’s Report to the State of Alaska (PDF).

Alaska Statewide Mentor Project (ASMP): The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project exists to lift up and support the profession of teaching in
Alaska. The project provides individualized support to first- and second-year teachers, developing an effective teaching force that is
responsive to the diverse academic needs and cultural backgrounds of all students.

Alaska Teacher Placement (ATP): Alaska Teacher Placement is a clearinghouse for educators looking to work in Alaska. We provide an
online application system and online job bank that is state wide. We also host online resources for teachers to learn about Alaska and our
unique communities. ATP works with all 54 of Alaska's public school districts and several educational agencies to recruit teachers for our
state. We host Alaska-school-district-only job fairs, provide virtual chats and job fairs, and recruit across the nation to help fill the over
1,000 teaching openings our state has each year.

Future Educators of Alaska (FEA): FEA is a statewide collaborative effort to inspire and support Alaska Native K-12 students to go into
the education profession. The fostering of prospective Alaska Native teachers and administrators involves a partnership among teachers,
communities, school districts, University of Alaska campuses and more. Funded by the Department of Education since 2003, FEA has
worked with eighteen partner and affiliate school districts and schools to establish over 50 FEA clubs across Alaska. Most recently, our
program name has changed from Future Teachers of Alaska to Future Educators of Alaska to be more encompassing to the many careers
in education.

Raising Educational Achievement through Cultural Heritage (REACH and REACH Up): provides Native students and their teachers
with accurate, culturally-relevant science curriculum, that improves student achievement on science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) assessments, and trains Native youth to propose solutions to local climate change problems.

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