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The Alaska House of Representatives voted on Monday without opposition to raise the amount of the state’s merit-based scholarship program for high schoolers who attend… Continue reading
Layoffs and larger classes planned along with consolidation at local schools, but BSA increase would help
District leaders not counting on funds approved by Legislature, due to veto threat by governor.
Dunleavy schedules press conference Tuesday afternoon in Anchorage to discuss the legislation.
Elementary schools will be K-6; Marie Drake, Floyd Dryden to close this fall if plan gets final OK.
Charter study does not show how their testing success can be replicated in regular public schools.
District’s proposed move to TMHS would result in loss of vocational facilities, ninth-grade students.
Lawmakers spend much of Monday in closed-door negotiations, plan to take up bill again Tuesday.
A high cost of living and lack of a pension strain teachers in Alaska. Would bonuses help keep them?
Cory Hughes moved to a remote Alaska village to teach and would happily stay and retire there if he could afford to — despite the… Continue reading
School board, with time running out for budget-slashing decision, seeks more details on lone option.
For over 20 years Lorrie Heagy has been leading arts education integration in Juneau. This month the Alaska Arts Education Consortium awarded Lorrie the Arts… Continue reading
Juneau School District’s deficit is ‘only’ $8M instead of $9.5M after further review and initial cuts
Leaders still looking at specific options for school consolidation, asking city to cover some costs.
Senate says bill rushed and reckless; House calls it balanced solution to struggling school system.
Snow expected to end early Wednesday morning, but traffic and avalanche hazards remain high.
In a time of fiscal turbulence, why are we allowing Alaska’s children to exploit our budget through no fault of their own? K-12 education is… Continue reading
Bill contains $300 BSA increase, boosts for charter and homeschooling, random audits of districts.
In 2022, only one state, Arizona, had more chronically absent students than Alaska, where more than 45% of students missed enough school to be academically… Continue reading
A report detailing the framework for tribally run public schools will be sent to the legislators and the governor’s office. The intent is that it… Continue reading
State standards still among top third in nation, commissioner says.
House majority version includes a smaller funding boost than advocates requested
School district leaders express shock, anger at $9.5M deficit, say fix by June 30 deadline unrealistic
Board to meet next week to review all non-required expenses, such as student activities, for cuts.