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Rep. Reinbold loses another post for bucking partisan politics

Rep. Lora Reinbold has been removed from another Legislature-appointed position in the aftermath of her vote against the House majority on the state operating budget.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Higher education diversifies state economy

We all know our state is facing a period of challenging public finances. At the same time, we know that continued, prudent investment in education of our people pays dividends in terms of our economy and our quality of life.
My Turn: Parnell has a proven track record on education

When choosing our next Governor, I ask myself, what is the candidate's promise and what is the evidence that he can deliver on an issue of importance to me?Oil taxes, gas lines, health care and budgets are clearly important issues worthy of extensive coverage and debate.For me, a critical issue is how we prepare our people through higher education for productive lives as leaders, workers, parents and citizens of Alaska.
Bill attempts to attract out-of-state interns

A bill pre-filed by Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, hopes to attract students at out-of-state schools to internships in Alaska, the representative's staff said.
Local | AK legislature
Officials question unauthorized 'law school' set to open in 2015

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education has asked state attorneys to draft a cease and desist letter for a woman who says she is creating Alaska's first law school.
More than 2,000 students using merit scholarships

...Performance scholarships, about 830 are using them this fall, according to preliminary data from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.The commission expects additional students will receive scholarships later in the fall term, boosting...
Senate committee moves amendment for student loans

JUNEAU - The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow state backing on low-interest loans for students interested in college. The proposal, sponsored by Sen.
State | AK legislature
Kids2College program teaches students to plan for their future

...students from 17 communities will take steps toward exploring their college and career interests. The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and UA College Savings Plan have again partnered to take Kids2College across Alaska ? offering students...
Report provides update on scholarship program

...from fall 2012 to fall 2013, said Brian Rae, assistant director of research and analysis with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.To date, the program has awarded a total of $16.7 million to about 3,000 students.The program...
Juneau's vocational school expands

...Vocational Training and Resource Center are now open to the public thanks to accreditation from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. The vocational school, which is operated by the Tlingit-Haida Central Council, was previously...


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