The President of the Fairbanks Education Association, spoke at the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday on Alaska’s Education Challenge.
During her discussion on the new Education Challenge, Sandi Ryan prompted the audience on the three major points of the program – increasing student success, cultivating safety and well-being, and supporting responsible and reflective learning.
The challenge, she said, is in the beginning stages – collecting data from stakeholders on how this should look for Fairbanks.
“What does it look like for a businessman to say that you have a responsible and reflective learner? What does it look like for a tribal member? What does it look like for a small town, what does it look like in a larger town? We want that kind of congealed knowledge to come together and for it to look the same and measured the same around the state,” she added.
The comments left by attendees at the luncheon could be submitted as official comments to the state, if that’s what they desire.