Vic Fischer appeared before the House education committee on Friday to oppose a resolution that could allow for public funding of religious schools through vouchers.
The Juneau School District’s budget committee wants a nurse in every building for the next school year. The district cut two nursing positions in this year’s budget, but the committee Tuesday night said those jobs should be restored. The Marie Drake building – where the alternative high school meets – has not had a nurse…
The chairman of the Senate Education Committee is speaking out on last week’s decision to pull from his committee a proposed constitutional amendment that would let public money be used for private schools.
Some legislators are trying to bring vouchers to Alaska. The push for directing state funding to private schools has more momentum than its had in the past.
Alaskans marked Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Saturday, in honor of the Tlingit woman whose testimony to the territorial legislature helped pass an Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945. A small crowd gathered at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau to hear a talk from Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, a board member of Sealaska Native Corporation and the Douglas Indian…
The final round of the annual marine science competition pitted Team Pogonophoraphobia from JDHS against the Mat-Tsunamis from Mat Su Career & Technical High School in Wasilla.
The proposed Mendenhall Valley library has its first funding toward planning, permitting and design.
Oil taxes remain the legislature’s top issue this week, with six hearings scheduled on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to bring them down. But there’s also plenty else going on in Juneau, from consideration of education and home energy bills to visits from state dignitaries.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is recognizing arts education efforts in Alaska’s Capital City.
In the legislature, a bill that would increase funding for schools has been introduced.