The largest point of opposition to UA President Jim Johnsen’s plan came from Juneau-based Regent Dale Anderson, who accused Johnsen of consolidating most of the initial licensure program responsibility to the Fairbanks campus.
Alaska could be joining dozens of other states by adopting the framework of Next Generation Science Standards. On Friday, the State Board of Education unanimously approved a draft slated for public comment.
Unlike other members of the cabinet, the education commissioner is not directly appointed by the governor. Instead, the choice is made by the Alaska Board of Education. The governor confirms the board’s pick.