Attendance rates, staff details and more for Alaska schools available online

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) There's a new tool available to the public that allows individuals to look at details about Alaska's public schools.

Attendance rates, education proficiency, staff details and more are available within this online resource. The website also allows you to compare two different schools. (Photo Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development)

It's called Compass: A Guide to Alaska's Public Schools. The resource can be found on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's website: https://education.alaska.gov/compass/ .

The page launched Monday, September 30th.

Attendance rates, education proficiency, staff details and more are available within this online resource. The website also allows you to compare two different schools.

Michael Johnson, the Commissioner of the Department of Education, talks about what he hopes compass will accomplish.

"My hope is many people will spend time on this website, celebrating great successes around our state in terms of education outcomes and also identifying targeted areas for improvement in our public education system,” said Johnson.

Commissioner Johnson says the department will be attentive in uploading data on the page. He added they are looking for suggestions on what other data the public wants to see added. For those who want to make a suggestion, there is a 'Share Your Feedback' link on the Compass. Johnson says you can also send an email to the department.

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