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Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services lowered...house before the downgrades accelerate.Standard and Poor's wrote that the current budget...billion as of June 30, according to the Standard and Poor's report.S&P noted the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/standard-and-poors-downgrades-alaska
News
New education standards increase rigor

...and incorporate other state standards, including the Cultural Standards." Valentour said the goal...to not only create a higher standard, but still allow for flexibility...via the new assessments and standards beginning in 2016. Valentour...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-08/new-education-standards-increase-rig
News
New education standards increase rigor

...and incorporate other state standards, including the Cultural Standards." Valentour said the goal...to not only create a higher standard, but still allow for flexibility...via the new assessments and standards beginning in 2016. Valentour...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-08/new-education-standards-increase-rig
News
House Education considers delaying standards

...new English language and mathematics standards for Alaska.House Resolution 9, sponsored...cost analysis on implementing the new standards. She noted a delay would help school districts with the transition to the new standards. Wilson said requiring the districts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-19/house-education-considers-delaying-s
News
Kenai Watershed Forum study links turbidity with boat traffic, levels exceed state standards

...showing violations of state water quality standards on the Kenai River. Sunday's story...Kenai River to cause violations of state standards for drinking water, recreational use...suggested violations of state water quality standards, there had not yet been a baseline of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-15/kenai-watershed-forum-study-links-tu
News
House Education puts hold on standards resolution

...intended to delay implementing new education standards suffered a serious setback Wednesday when the...third-party cost analysis of the new education standards to be conducted before the standards are put into place. The resolution also seeks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-26/house-education-puts-hold-on-standar
News
Time for borough to enforce animal welfare standards

...understand that Alaska has state laws covering the minimum standards of animal care that citizens of Alaska must follow. There...dogs getting into your garbage, etc., just the minimum standards of care already on the books. I've heard that the troopers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-27/time-for-borough-to-enfor
Letters
Borough needs to bring roads up to its own standards

...section 14.06.170 of the KPB road standards. It states: Roads shall be constructed...KPB roadside ditches up to their own standards, the KPB using taxpayer money can build...bring the ditches along KPB roads up to standards; they will be using taxpayers money...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-17/borough-needs-to-bring-ro
Letters
Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...and critics of the multistate education standards.But exactly what the deal would mean...chief critic of the multistate education standards, said he was "glad that we're putting...in education circles.The Common Core standards are benchmarks of what students should...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
Opinion
State English, math test results show room to improve

...state math and English proficiency standards, but that does not come as a surprise...nearly 73,000 students tested met AMP standards for English language arts, while 31 percent of students met math standards.Achievement levels generally decreased...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state-government/2015-11-09/state-english-math-test-
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