Democrats Tom Begich and Ed Wesley are running to succeed Ellis. Republicans Wasilla Rep. Lynn Gattis and David Wilson are running for Huggins’ Senate seat.
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.
The Alaska State Legislature is still at an impasse over the Governor’s education bill.
A bill symbolically making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is heading to the House floor for a vote.
Two bills dealing with Alaska Native issues got different receptions from members of the Legislature on Thursday.
This year, Alaska got the OK to start judging schools using its own measurements instead of the standards required by the federal No Child Left Behind law. But with new metrics come new — and more difficult — tests, and state officials are expecting to see student performance fall as a result.
A measure that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls got its first hearing on Thursday.
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.