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TRS pulled from education bill in House

...student allocation.HB278, which had been introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell as a way to bring changes to Alaska's education system, retained provisions he had called for, such as allowing students to test out of and earn credit for courses they...

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

...Guttenberg and Edgmon)? Amendment 6: Prevents the state from adopting educational standards based on the Common Core education system. Vote: Passed unanimously.? Amendment 8: Adjusts lease assistance for charter schools to account for differences between...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/house-changes-little-state-education-bi
State | AK legislature
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...developed a comprehensive global strategic partnership. India's intellectual power has a presence in Alaska's higher education system, too. For instance, compared to peers there is an enviable presence of Indian faculty on the campus on the University...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/us-relationships-asia-pacific-region-
Opinion
Panel puts more money for education in budget

...approaches and possible consolidation of services that will, over time, lower costs while maintaining a quality education system.""It is also the intent of the legislature that this increased funding will serve as a bridge to develop a plan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/panel-puts-more-money-education-budget
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...committees of referral in the House; state budgets; proposed changes to and possible increased funding for the education system; and addressing the state's unfunded pension obligation.The 90-day session is scheduled to end April 20...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Conference aims to 'reshape the system'

...How do we reform this entire system?"The University of Alaska Southeast educator was referring to Alaska's education system, a major focus of the second annual Alaska Native Studies Conference, held Friday through Sunday at UAS.At the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-17/conference-aims-reshape-system
Local
Senate Democrats aim fire at rich, obscure brothers

...would look like," he said in one recent speech. "The Koch brothers don't care about creating a strong public education system in America," Reid said, nor a "strong safety net of Medicare and Social Security" or "a guarantee of affordable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/senate-democrats-aim-ire-rich-obscure-b
State
Committee advances school vouchers

...probably less of a concern in Juneau, but Juneau has a strong interest because it's undermining ... our public education system," she said. "Any time you weaken that anywhere in the state, my perception is you weaken it for all students...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/committee-advances-school-vouchers
State | AK legislature
Meeting of the minds is head-on collision

...They're looking at each piece of legislation, and looking at how we put each piece of the puzzle together to move the education system further ahead."At the center of the education discussion is the Base Student Allocation, the amount of money...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-21/meeting-minds-head-collision
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Education reform shouldn't be rushed

...Something as far-reaching as overhauling our public education system shouldn't be rushed. What voucher model will Alaska...branches instead of going after the root.Alaska's education system needs to evolve as times change, but such a widespread...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-20/empire-editorial-education-reform-sho
Opinion

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