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Common Core is a Marxist theory
To the Editor: Lev Vygotsky worked at the Commissariat for Education with Lenin's wife, Krupskaya. Around 1933 he developed the theory of the “Zone of Proximal Development” in Leningrad. This theory basically says that the student is in charge of the learning. The teacher has a less important rol...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kindling
ARastaup’kaat (N); ARastuup’kaat (S) - Kindling (plural) Unuarpak angli aRastuup'kaalillianga. - This morning, I made a lot of kindling. Starting a fire in wet, windy Kodiak requires skill and help from some good tinder. Alutiiq families use a variety of natural materials to capture a flame. In f...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 18
Oct. 7-18 The Seattle-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned to the North Slope following a mid-patrol break in Seward. Over the past week and a half the crew and science party conducted conductivity, temperature and depth casts and deployed moorings. The moorings they are working wi...
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In the Courts: Oct. 18
Dismissals • A count of second-degree theft against Nicholas Haagensen, 34, was dismissed Sept. 3. • A charge of second-degree drugs misconduct against Maria Drinkwine, 46, was dismissed Sept. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct against Ash...
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Tapestry: Gardening instincts kick in for Ginger Duncan at remote retreat
Hoophouses are becoming as common as banyas on Kodiak Island. And they’re just about as hot. Ginger Duncan found that out as she sweated away her summer days in her hoophouses and outdoor gardens at Alderwood Retreat on the shores of Kupreanof Strait. For years, Ginger and her husband, Stan, ran ...
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Borough assembly says farewell to mayor Jerome Selby after 35 years of service
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and a crowd of well-wishers said farewell to borough mayor Jerome Selby on Thursday night as he ended almost 25 years of service to the Kodiak Island Borough. "I wish you all well to serve the people of the Kodiak Island borough, and remember, we are here to ser...
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Woman receives two years in forgery case
A Kodiak woman accused of stealing more than $46,000 by writing forged checks has been sentenced to two years in prison for second-degree theft. Maria Drinkwine, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, on Sept. 18. She was sentenced to 60 months in prison (36 mon...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 18
Native education meeting There will be a Native Education Parent Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in the school district’s central services conference room. The meeting will be available on the school district’s video teleconference system. M*A*S*H debuts Kodiak’s community theater production...
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