Alaska schools hire counselors, promote emotional learning

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska school superintendent has announced that the district has hired six counselors in its elementary schools, making progress toward its goal to provide more support to its students. Peninsula Clarion reported that Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien says that the district is about halfway through its five-year plan to empower students to positively shape their future. He says the plan includes the introduction of personalized learning in peninsula schools and providing social and emotional learning to students that need it.