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Squeezed by deficit, Sitka school board considers staff cuts

Squeezed by deficit, Sitka school board considers staff cutsStaff cuts next year may be a foregone conclusion, as the Sitka School Board wrestles with an uncertain financial future.

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later"It’s better from an economic perspective for the state to maintain funding as much as possible than to cut it at this point," says economic analyst Jim Calvin.

Jury duty exemption proposed for teachers during school year

Currently, teachers at low performing schools are exempt, but the bill from Rep. Jim Colver would extend that to all teachers.

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewideThe state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is helping to fund the expansion.

Early education programs on chopping block

Pre-kindergarten grants, Parents as Teachers, Best Beginnings — all of these early learning programs were zeroed out in the budget recommendations offered by a House education subcommittee on Tuesday night.

Mosquito Lake school in Haines won’t reopen

Mosquito Lake school in Haines won’t reopenThe group still plans to work on strategies to open the school in the future.

University of Alaska to launch sexual assault survey next week

University of Alaska to launch sexual assault survey next week"This is a way for the university to get a sense of how big a problem sexual assault and sexual harassment are on our campuses," says UA attorney Michael O'Brien.

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher question

With school choice resolution, legislature revisits voucher questionWith a crowd of charter school students in the gallery, the Alaska State House used a school choice resolution as a proxy for a debate on vouchers on Monday.

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuitA Ketchikan judge says he will decide by today whether he should approve a stay of his January decision regarding an education funding case between the State of Alaska and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

University of Alaska Board of Regents approves 5% tuition increase

University of Alaska Board of Regents approves 5% tuition increaseThe University of Alaska Board of Regents on Friday voted 8-2 in favor of a 5 percent tuition increase, in an effort to gain ground on the University’s budget shortfall.