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Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

...a four to one vote along party lines."It's the wrong path to go down when the state school board can tell a local school board that they are going to have a charter school to run," Gardner said.Gardner's first amendment called for the...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: State money will compromise private schools' autonomy

...diplomas endorsed by one of two different agencies. Students graduating from a public school have met state and local school board requirements; they receive a diploma endorsed by the local board and EED's commissioner. Students graduating...
Parnell wants school choices expanded

...schools operating under the authority of both the local school board and the state school board. They receive their funding through the local school board. A charter school is created for focusing on a specific...
State | AK legislature
Parnell introduces sweeping education bill

...includes a provision that would allow for an appeals process for denied charter school applications. Currently local school boards have final say as to whether a public charter school may open. Under the bill charter school applicants could appeal...
State | AK legislature
Panel questions charter student transit

...each pupil.The bill allows a charter school to appeal to the education commissioner if its charter is denied by a local school board.Senate Education Committee Chair Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, questioned the appeals process as written in the governor's...
State | AK legislature
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts

...charter schools are authorized by entities other than local school boards.The discussion came as the panel considered a bill...charter schools are authorized by entities other than local school boards, funding would have to be provided directly by the...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Private school funding will degrade public education

...dysfunctional families: all are welcome in our public schools. The schools are overseen by our fellow citizens elected to local school boards, and the operation and budget of the schools is transparent and public. The authors of our Constitution recognized...
Primary to set tone for November races

...accomplished with Democrats in control.Menard, R-Wasilla, faced an aggressive campaign from Mike Dunleavy, the local school board president, in Senate District D, while McGuire, R-Anchorage, went against political newcomer Jeff Landfield...
State names delegates to U.S. Senate youth program

...funded by the Hearst Foundations.Madison Manning serves as her student body president, a representative on the local school board, and the student member of the State Board of Education and Early Development. She is a member of the board of...
McAdams hosting town halls, tired of 'drama'

...wanting a choice between his "extremist" views and McAdams' "inexperience." McAdams says his experience on the local school board and as mayor of Sitka give him perspective on constituent needs and budgeting. He says he's "tired of all the...
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