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My Turn: Should Alaska's education go Hawaiian?

...public school. She won her case in court.Dismantling of the BIA school system and the transfer of DOD schools to local school districts have left Alaska with a system that was a kludge of the original constitutional construct. Today we have more...
Alaska Supreme Court to hear school funding lawsuit soon

...municipalities are required to pay into their school districts. Statewide, municipalities pay $220 million annually to local school districts.Regional education attendance areas in unincorporated Alaska are fully funded by the state.Opponents of the...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...already. Closer to home, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly added $4.5 million in additional funds to the local school district's budget to stave off the elimination of dozens of full-time positions in local schools.The question that...
For school district budget, it's a game of wait and see

...allocation of $5,880.? The Legislature will appropriate $16 million as one-time state grant money to local school districts - half the amount promised a year ago.? CBJ will appropriate funds at the maximum level permitted by law for...
House Education moves 'Erin's Law'

...majority of those were Alaska Native children.There are a number of different curriculums online available for local school districts to use with different age groups, Tarr said."Alaska is first in so many things that aren't good," said...
State | AK legislature
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...if a charter is denied by a local school district.Co-chairman Rep. Bill...Hanley said it was a situation local school districts would want to avoid because...looking at what happens when a local school district denies a charter to a school...
State | AK legislature
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill prevent the forcing of a charter school upon a local school district by the state school board. Her third amendment...proposed the state school board could not override a local school district's decision unless it did not follow state law...
State | AK legislature
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts nonprofits, and accredited post-secondary institutions. Currently, the authority rests with local school districts.Gattis told the committee, which she chairs, that her intent was to debate aspects of the bill and identify...
State | AK legislature
House Education passes Governor's omnibus bill

...costs of getting started," said Chairwoman Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla.The House committee also capped how much local school districts can bill charter schools for the use of buildings, furnishings and equipment. Although charter school students...
State | AK legislature
Senate Education moves bill on grant program

...individual learning plan monitored by a certified teacher and such vendors are from a pre-approved list by a local school district.It calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation for those involved in correspondence and...
State | AK legislature


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