Gov. Sean Parnell had funded the program at $2.5 million next year, but about a half million of that has been slashed from the budget being considered by the legislature.
By the time today’s K-12 students grow up, the challenges posed by climate change are expected to be severe and sweeping. Now, for the first time, new federal science standards due out this month will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about this climatic shift taking place.
A crowd of teachers, students, and parents gathered in front of the Capitol steps on Tuesday to speak out for increased funding of education.
Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Ryan Alsup is resigning after three years in the job. He will leave his post on June 30th for what he says are “personal reasons.”
Minority members say they’ve been getting hundreds of emails and other comments from frustrated parents, teachers, school administrators and education boards asking for increased public school funding.
Invest in education is the rally cry of the week in the state capitol, as the Senate completes its work on the state operating and mental health budgets.
A bill that would require a longer probationary period for teachers has attracted opposition from labor organizations, who say it’s an attack on job security.
University of Alaska would like to sell the downtown office and classroom building
Bill Ray Center was built in downtown Juneau in 1976.
It’s no secret that Alaska has the highest rate of suicide in the country.