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New charter school combines variety of models

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Last week, hours after thousands of students across town grabbed their backpacks and entered their classrooms for the start of the 2015-16 school year, a brand-new Anchorage charter school hosted its first open house in the wing of a downtown church.
Commissioner's resignation riles education board

The election of Gov. Sean Parnell to his own term in office resulted in a widespread call for resignations of top administration staff that's so extensive, he's even demanding resignations from people who don't work for him.
Lawmakers question education commissioner's appointment

...process, and I'm concerned about that, said Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer. The issue arose during a Board of Education and Early Development hearing, where Pat Shier was seeking reappointment. He defended the process by which Hanley got the...
Educators concerned about ethnic gap on exit exam

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State educators are concerned about the huge gap in scores between different ethnic groups taking the high school exit exam.
Education board wants former commissioner back

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state's Board of Education and Early Development voted unanimously Saturday to endorse a former commissioner to take the job again. Shirley Holloway was education commissioner...
Education topics up for debate

...streamed through the windows of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Chambers Thursday morning as the Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development met in Soldotna. The importance of vitamin D, often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, was not lost...
Legislature refuses to vote on some Knowles' appointments

JUNEAU (AP) -- The Legislature on Monday refused to confirm any of Gov. Tony Knowles' appointments to the Boards of Fisheries and Game, the University of Alaska Board of Regents or the state Board of Education.
Republican majority again refuses to take up Knowles appointments

JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles gave members of the Legislature a second chance to vote on his appointments to four key boards.


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