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  • West Valley and Barnette aim for history in academic competition

    In the high school competition discussion, there are some teams that stand out as dynasties — the De La Salle football team, the Carmel, Indiana girls swim team — teams who, year after year, find their students at the top of state podia. Now, West Valley High School and Barnette Magnet School are looking to create a dynasty of their own. Instead of swimming or tackling their way there, though, the schools hope to reach the top of their particular peak by analyzing primary sources.

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  • Fairbanks school board approves $206.8 million budget

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board approved a $206.8 million budget for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday. The board approved the school district budget more than two months after it approved its initial recommended budget while still awaiting funding levels from the borough and state.

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  • School board approves $12.4 million joint bond measure

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday calling for a $12.4 million joint bond measure in partnership with the Borough Assembly. The resolution was a formality required for the borough assembly to take up the issue. The assembly plans to consider its own ordinance in June, according to borough Public Works Director Dan Sloan.

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