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State English, math test results show room to improve

...reviewed the AMP questions to make sure they matched the standards the test attempts to measure, according to an Education Department release.The AMP is a "new trajectory of learning," not another test on the pile, Hanley said. In recent...
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Assembly supports schools, dings marketing and K-Beach flooded area

...want to do something about giving money away, take all of the money from the non-profits and give it to the education department."Assembly member Kelly Cooper motioned to reduce the marketing council's budget by $40,000 from the $380...
House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...immediately began their own in Anchorage.Heading the minorities' funding list is $48 million for the state Education Department.Several sections of the bill contain language that reads, "if and only if" the super-majority approval to...
State budget still under discussion funds for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The would be on top of proposed cuts to the state education department and the possible elimination of one-time funds approved by lawmakers last session, of $52 million between next...
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...cut $47.5 million in school funding for the coming year. That would be on top of cuts proposed to the state education department.The Senate committee's proposal also assumes that $32 million in one-time education money for next year...
Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...state's school rating system, now in its third year, is an improvement compared to the former system.State education department officials briefed the House and Senate education committees this week on the Alaska School Performance Index...
Alaska board seeks input on literacy screenings waiver

...School officials told the board the school does not teach reading in early grades. Susan McCauley with the state education department says the state only requires schools to prepare students for assessments in third grade. Information from: Fairbanks...
Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...standards would stay in place until agreement was reached on any revisions.In the upcoming school year, the state education department would have limits on use of standardized testing questions from a multistate consortium tied to Common Core. Testing...
Panels propose cuts to education, public defender agency

...general fund spending for public broadcasting.A separate subcommittee on Friday proposed deeper cuts to the state education department than the House as lawmakers continue to grapple with a projected multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.But...
Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...compromise and looked forward to continued work on the spending plan. Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, who oversaw the education department's budget, told reporters she tried to stick to what the state is constitutionally mandated to provide. The...


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