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Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee's lone Democrat...
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Panel questions charter student transit students raised questions Monday in the Senate Education Committee.Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage and a...charter is denied by a local school board.Senate Education Committee Chair Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, questioned...
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Alaska lawmakers disagree on school intervention

JUNEAU - The Senate Education Committee on Monday discussed a plan...D-Fairbanks, for the Senate Education Committee, SB 194, would affirm...194 will continue at a Senate Education Committee hearing Wednesday; HB...
Plan would use oil royalty funds for scholarships under a proposal being crafted by the Senate Education Committee. The panel's Republican co-chairman, Kevin...settlement fund contains more than $400 million, Senate Education Committee co-chairman Joe Thomas said. That generates...
House Education passes Governor's omnibus bill bill with 18 amendments, while its counterparts in the state Senate deleted sections.The Alaska Senate Education Committee on Wednesday deleted a provision calling for transportation for charter school students from its version of...
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Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...funding needs to rise.What they don't agree on is the amount and how to deliver the increase.Members of the Senate Education Committee heard testimony on pair of bills Friday - one backed by Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and the other, a Democratic...
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Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...return, though there was question about whether it would."I would be surprised to see it again, frankly," Senate Education Committee chair, and critic of SJR9, Gary Stevens, said Wednesday.Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, told reporters he asked...
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High schoolers push for end to Alaska's exit exam

...funding formula, known as the base student allocation.Dillingham High School senior Brandie Bocatch told the Senate Education Committee that the state's exit exam has become irrelevant."It's on an eighth-grade level," Bocatch said...
Empire Editorial: When two is less than one, subtraction is the answer pass this mandatory hurdle.The test was designed as a measuring stick, but those testifying before the Senate Education Committee on Monday called it "obsolete."Next year, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development will...
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...The vote was seven in favor, 31 against.Senate Education hears grants for correspondenceJUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee plans a Monday hearing a bill for creating a grant program to assist correspondence studies.The bill, sponsored...
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