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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...
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...
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...
Hospital Career Fair a benefit for KPBSD students

...the Health Sciences. The event was sponsored by Central Peninsula Hospital and the KPBSD Career and Technical Education department. Thank you to the HCF committee members and the hospital staff for their efforts! A special thanks to Debi Honer...
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...
Judge invalidates part of school funding mechanism

...because of lower oil prices. He campaigned on a promise to cut the budget across-the-board by 16 percent.An education department spokeswoman said funding is up to the Alaska Legislature, which convenes in January.School funding was hotly...

...members speak the language.Deschene refused to take a fluency test developed by the personnel in the tribe's education department. He also declined to answer questions in a deposition or as a witness in the case against him. He said it was...


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