There are both short-term and long-term gains from investing time, money and energy into improving the quality of education for all children.This issue area aims its focus on early childhood education programs in Alaska. Current research on Head Start and reading programs show that kids who go to preschool substantially improve their performance in elementary school. The more time and effort put into supporting and educating children as they grow, the more successful community members they will become.


Academic Resourses

Rachel Wintz, UAA student engaging in social issues on Domestic Violence   
Teaching and Learning Together
  • Related service-learning courses
  • Faculty involved in related teaching or research
  • Relevant UAA-based research


Professor Van Dommelen engaging students on the issues of environmental sustainability

   Deepening Levels of Engagement

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