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My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...insulating the Board of Education from anticipated whims of any future governor or Legislature, he turned his eyes to how Alaska's public education system might be viable in rural communities.He wrote: "In another effort to reduce crippling costs...
My Turn: Stand up and stop the crazy education cuts

...the second year in a row, I find myself having to go to our state capital in Juneau as a citizen concerned about Alaska's public schools. After spending five weeks there last year along with many others, I was so shell-shocked that it took...
School choice talk turns into ideological debate

...last session, without really talking about them.Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said the resolution doesn't raise Alaska's public schools as a choice to be celebrated, and he said he would not be voting to establish the week, which lines up...
State | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words in Yup'ik, the other is in Kotzebue and run in Inupiaq. There are Native language programs integrated into Alaska's public school districts, including Juneau's, but these schools operate entirely in their chosen languages."We want...
State | Local | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...D-Anchorage, are sponsoring bills relating to sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in Alaska's public schools, also known as "Erin's Law." The legislation is named for Erin Merryn, an activist and survivor of...
Local | AK legislature
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...priorities for the Senate majority include establishing Alaska leadership in Arctic research and policy, honing Alaska's public education system and solidifying a plan for the liquefied natural gas pipe line."That's still a really big unknown...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...intended to "assist agencies in creating better and more legally defensible forecasting applications," the kings of Alaska's public highways want the Juneau Access construction to start as early as 2016. The shortcut they've taken will more than...
Mine project splits major state industries

...was the source of much of the statewide initiative's money.The consortium behind Pebble filed a complaint with Alaska's Public Offices Commission, which Gillam settled by paying $100,000 in 2012. Gillam and Hackney, who claimed millions...
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...that this was a historic settlement that held Mercer accountable while also returning desperately needed funds to Alaska's public retirement system in a timely manner," he said in an emailed statement.Duncan said not everyone was happy when...
Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

...the issue.When Stevens asked about K-12 teacher tenure, and how it would impact the quality of education in Alaska's public schools, it was Dukowitz's turn to blank. He said his No. 1 priority is the school system, but failed to talk...


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