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State may require more math for diplomas

...have a new math requirement for obtaining a high school diploma under a proposed state regulation. The Alaska State Board of Education is considering a measure that would require students to earn three credits of math. The current requirement is...
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...
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 Two weeks ago, it unanimously approved a resolution calling for the test to be repealed.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...
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...

...certificate of achievement." Regulations implementing the test provisions and waiver standards would be left to the state board of education.The bill also would allow for high school students to test out of classes they've proven mastery in and receive...
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...
State Education Board approves district spending waivers

FAIRBANKS(AP) -- The state Board of Education has approved budget waivers for 24 school districts that anticipate spending less than 70 percent of their budgets on instruction...
Chugach School District wins national award

...resulting from changes the district implemented in the early 1990s. At that time, the district won a waiver from the state Board of Education to use a performance-based system of education rather than the credit system used elsewhere around the state...
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...
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...


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