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Education questionnaire puts candidates on record

...but not nearly enough to restore lost value we've had in past couple years."It also directed a lot of funds to charter schools and other programs that resulted in neighborhood schools not getting what they really needed in terms of funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10/education-questionnaire-puts-candidates
State
My Turn: Bright future ahead for Alaska's students

...public schools, we've encouraged and funded more choices in public schools. We've opened more opportunities for charter schools, residential schools, correspondence and home schools, and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-08/my-turn-bright-future-ahead-alaskas-s
Opinion
Photo: Concert in the Pocket Park

Floyd Dryden Middle School music teacher Mike Bucy directs a combined band of seventh and eighth graders from FDMS and the Juneau Community Charter School as they give a noon concert at the Gunakadeit Park (also known as Pocket Park) on Franklin Street on Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/photo-concert-pocket-park
Local
Education reform bill becomes law

...will ensure Alaska's students are better prepared for life and work."The new law includes changes to the way charter schools are funded and run, offers more options for home, residential and vocational programs, and includes a substantial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-14/education-reform-bill-becomes-law
State | Local
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...low-performing school, you get out of jury duty. There's more scholarship opportunities for students and a helping hand for charter schools, among other things.HB 281PRESCRIPTION WITHOUT PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONIt's OK if a doctor provides a prescription...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/28th-alaska-legislature-plain-english
State
Education funding picture still murky

...training opportunities, and more charter school opportunities," Republican Gov...assistance to correspondence and charter schools.Juneau stands to gain less than...broadband component, and the charter school funding should send about $235...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/education-funding-picture-still-murky
State | Local
TRS pulled from education bill in House

...have mastered and providing an appeals process for charter schools as a way to improve access to those schools. It also...in committee also added a grant program for startup charter schools and increased from three years to five years the amount...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-08/trs-pulled-education-bill-house
State | AK legislature
House changes little as state education bill advances

...unanimously.? Amendment 8: Adjusts lease assistance for charter schools to account for differences between traditional public...Amendment 9: Allocates $500 per student to new charter schools so supplies can be purchased before BSA funds become...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/house-changes-little-state-education-bi
State | AK legislature
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...education bill, focusing on the charter schools.Many committee members worried...backing."What exactly would a charter school need to become its own school...down on the issue of transporting charter school students.Rep. Tammie Wilson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-19/house-finance-tackles-charter-school-wo
State | AK legislature
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

...attempt to prevent the forcing of a charter school upon a local school district by...that they are going to have a charter school to run," Gardner said.Gardner's...called for the state to operate a charter school that is rejected by a local board...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/senate-committee-moves-govs-education-o
State | AK legislature

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