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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...The bill was snubbed after reaching the House Finance Committee in 2014, despite earning full approval by the House Education Committee. An identical bill cleared the Senate.Erin Merryn, whom the bill is named after, visited Alaska last session...
Not done yet

...people. The Senate version of HB 278 didn't address tenure.Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, chair of the House Education Committee, said that could be a sore spot.
State | AK legislature
Letter: Alaska should be next to pass Erin's Law

...about it, we give all of the power and control to those who commit these horrible acts.HB233 moved out of the House Education Committee quickly last Friday morning. The bill has broad, bi-partisan support and I'm hopeful it will pass this...
Anti-bullying bills clear committee

...forms of bullying and harassment among students and other young people have cleared their first hurdle.The House Education Committee unanimously approved HB45 and HB189, sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins...
House Education moves 'Erin's Law'

JUNEAU - The House Education Committee on Friday advanced the so-called "Erin's Law," which is an effort to prevent childhood sexual abuse.Namesake Erin Merryn...
State | AK legislature
House education panel delves into vocational-tech credits

JUNEAU - The House Education Committee on Friday took up funding aspects of an education bill by Gov. Sean Parnell that would allow vocational credits to be counted...
State | AK legislature
Students, teachers, parents rally against vouchers

...should be a priority for all legislators all the time."Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, is in favor of the measure that would allow vouchers for students to attend private schools."I'm in favor...
Bill could cut high school exit exam

...enters its fourth week, lawmakers are honing in on Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's education bill. In the House Education Committee meeting Friday, that focus centered on sections of HB278 that seek to remove the High School Graduation Qualifying...
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts

JUNEAU - Members of the state House Education Committee raised concerns on Wednesday that Alaska could end up with more school districts if charter schools are authorized by entities...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Education funding needs to rise

...can easily be called "Education Week."The House Education Committee has hearings scheduled Monday through Friday...superintendent's number.Let's hope that the House Education Committee's members - there are none from the Interior...


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