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Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Executive Director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start, Ethan Petticrew, is happy about the new partnerships and pipeline for Yup'ik language immersion with the Anchorage School District, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Cook Inlet Native Head Start. 

However, Petticrew wants to recruit for other languages - notably Dena'ina Athabascan.  "We need two 

speakers who can talk in the classroom, as we aren't doing things the foreign language model, and at a minimum they need to have an Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education." 

As Heard on Morning Line: Cook Inlet Native Head Start

Mar 5, 2018
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Our guest on Morning Line today is Ethan Petticrew, Executive Director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start. The Cook Inlet Native Head Start program has been around for several years, and opened a Yup'ik immersion program in 2015.

Listen below to hear about the newest developments Petticrew is happy to share about including partnerships with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and classrooms at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Anchorage Snow Day

Associated Press

The Anchorage school district canceled classes Tuesday due to icy roads from an overnight snowstorm. The Alaska Dispatch News reports police dispatchers had reports of 11 accidents and two more with injuries. Dispatchers had reports of more than 25 other vehicles in distress, and almost all of those were on the Glenn Highway.

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