But experts say the details of what the Dunleavy administration proposes will be important.
State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affected
“Plans have been put in place that it’s hard to walk back from, because this was such a disruption,” said Tlingit and Haida Head Start director Amber Frommherz.
Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures
One village leader said the cultures and traditions of Alaska Natives have prepared them to respond to the cuts.
Governor’s veto could close Head Start classrooms in Southeast Alaska
Tlingit & Haida’s Head Start pre-K program serves 10 communities in Southeast Alaska. Without state funding, they may have to reduce staff, cut spots or close classrooms altogether.
Republicans leave school budget subcommittee in protest over process
Chairman Rep. Dan Ortiz claims minority-caucus Republicans had more of a say on the governor’s ideas than they had in the past.
On education, candidates for governor have different priorities and styles
Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy come from different backgrounds. Begich has been outside the education system, Dunleavy within it.
Southeast Alaska Native literacy program expands
The Sealaska Heritage Institute announced this week it will be partnering with the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska’s Head Start to offer the Baby Raven Reads program in Southeast communities.
Juneau Head Start classes still in session despite shutdown
Funding is secure through December
Sequestration’s cuts shorten Head Start year
The Tlingit-Haida Central Council’s Head Start program serves more than 250 Southeast Alaska preschoolers. But they’ll have less time in the classroom this year due to budget cuts tied to sequestration.
Federal budget cuts hit Head Start
Juneau’s Head Start program will be delayed 20 days this fall, due to federal budget cuts. The so-called sequestration that went into effect last spring is affecting Head Start throughout the state. Tlingit & Haida operates the pre-school programs in Juneau. The budget is taking about a 5 percent hit. Instead of early September, classes…