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House Education considers delaying standards

...standards. Wilson said requiring the districts to make the transition within a year was not fair.The Alaska State Board of Education approved the new English language arts and mathematic standards this year. They are to go into effect 2015...
House Finance takes up charter school education bill

...when a local school district denies a charter to a school, but the school wins the charter on appeal from the state Board of Education.The committee became bogged down on the issue of transporting charter school students.Rep. Tammie Wilson...
What others say: When two is less than one, subtraction is the answer

...less time for basic instruction by teachers. Students will acquire fewer skills, and schools will suffer.The state board of education realizes this. Two weeks ago, it unanimously approved a resolution calling for the test to be repealed. The...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sean Parnell's education proposal would increase the per-pupil funding formula by about $200 over current levels over three years, a level that critics say is insufficient to meet the needs of districts.
Education topics up for debate

...The sunshine 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...
Commissioner's resignation riles education board

...people who don't work for him. Larry LeDoux, commissioner of Education and Early Development, works for the state Board of Education and Early Development, not for Parnell, according to state law. The ouster of LeDoux came as a surprise to...
Education Board revises rules for school closures

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously to tighten rules for closing Alaska public schools. Old school closure rules written in the 1970s...
Anchorage businessman to seek Democratic nod for lieutenant governor

...said he changed his political affiliation from nonpartisan to Democrat and has resigned as a member of the Alaska State Board of Education to run for office. He also is resigning as chair of Alaskans United, a grass roots organization concerned with...
Lawmakers question education commissioner's appointment

...Commissioner of Education and Early Development job by handing responsibility for filling the job over to the state Board of Education, but may have made it more political, say some lawmakers. "It would appear that the Board of Education has...
Educators concerned about ethnic gap on exit exam

...performance levels and oversee school improvement plans using the test data. Holloway plans to propose to the State Board of Education and Early Development that the state assign students identification numbers. This would allow them to monitor...


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