Sitka school board says Native hire a priority

SITKA, ALASKA Alaska Natives represent less than 5% of educators in the state, yet 25% of the population is Alaska Native. Across the state school districts are struggling to increase the number of Native teachers, but qualified candidates can be difficult to find, especially when budgets are decreasing for hiring ANY teachers at all. As KCAW’s Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock reports, Sitka faces the same challenges regarding Native hire that other districts face, but the school board would like to see that change.
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