The Senate Education Committee Monday approved a three-year increase to the Basic Student Allocation, or BSA.
As school districts across the state brace for budget cuts and layoffs, the Senate Education Committee this morning (Monday) will take up a bill to increase the Base Student Allocation.
A long-running lawsuit over rural education has been settled, and will provide $18-million for Alaska’s poorest-performing schools.
State Senate President Gary Stevens says nothing is more important this legislative session than coming to agreement on oil tax legislation.
Thirty-five states have banned texting while driving – and Alaska thought it had, too.
The CBJ Assembly expects to hire a new city manager by the end of the month. The two finalists took questions from the public Wednesday, followed by an informal reception.
It may be several days before airline travel is back on schedule.
Alaska’s Gross State Product reached an all-time high last year, thanks to high oil prices.
Gov. Sean Parnell Wednesday night set out a “road map” for getting access to North Slope gas.
State education funding for local districts won’t be known until the end of the legislative session in April. While the governor’s proposed education budget includes money for rural school construction and college scholarships, the amount districts receive for operations is the same as last year. And that translates to a loss of revenue.