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Juneau students on mark with state testing

...the assessment institute had its cyber-hands on them, but it had to wait for an approved grading scale from the state school board.With data and an approved grading scale in hand by Oct. 9, results were expected within a 48-hour window...
My Turn: Should Alaska's education go Hawaiian? funds are allocated by the legislature.? The budget for public schools is developed by the elected state school board, which has no taxing or bonding authority.? School-based budgeting in Hawaii means their Department of Education...
State school board approves tougher test standards

The Alaska School Board has approved tough new grading standards for the Alaska Measures of Progress standardized tests.
Familiar, fresh faces for school board

...Story's institutional knowledge of the school district will be an asset to the board."She's a member of the state school board assembly, she has a background, the experience and knows where the district has been and a vision of where it's...
My Turn: Should public school funds be used for education?

...funds be used for education?Sometimes the simplest question has the most interesting answer.This past week, the state school board met in Sitka. They got the usual tour of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the only facility it operates as a board...
Tough test finds most students miss marks

...on Monday and are being made public today as the state school board begins taking comments on the grading scale. That...don't put too much emphasis on a single test."The state school board is expected to open the recommended minimum scores...
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, had to call the meeting today because of Gov. Bill Walker's last-minute appointment to the state school board, Anchorage Catholic high school principal John Harmon. Harmon replaced former appointee and current board chair...
State | AK legislature
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

...local school district by the state school board. Her third amendment attempted...wrong path to go down when the state school board can tell a local school board...second amendment proposed the state school board could not override a local school...
State | AK legislature
Parnell wants school choices expanded

...the three.Charter schools are public 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
Empire editorial: State, School Board give dropout-reduction a chance

Juneau schools this week breathed what is becoming an annual sigh of relief, when the Juneau School Board restored funding for several positions aimed at curbing a demoralizing dropout rate.


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