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ALASKA: State should build on success of public charter schools

This is, officially, the Education Session in Juneau. You have our attention. Actually, you had our attention at the State of the State address. It was during this speech that … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Alaska, charter schools straddle the line between public, private education

In Palmer, at 10:15 on a Wednesday morning, everyone at Academy Charter School is counting. Downstairs, 11 first graders are standing in line. When their teacher tells them to go, … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

ALASKA: Finding a home is next step for proposed school

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With school board approval, a new charter school devoted to using Southcentral Alaska as a laboratory to teach middle-schoolers through outdoor expeditions is one step closer … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALASKA: Charter expansion bill has Mat-Su roots

MAT-SU — Rep. Lynn Gattis wants more charter schools in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican is proposing legislation that would give state-vetted private nonprofits, universities and government agencies the power to … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALASKA: French school a possibility

FAIRBANKS — A local effort to form a French dual immersion charter school will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Watershed Charter School gym, 4975 Decathlon, … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALASKA: Senate president makes bold move on school choice bill

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate’s newly-empowered conservative majority asserted that power Friday as it pushed a controversial school choice amendment through a legislative committee. Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, raised … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

ALASKA: Get smart (Opinion)

Around the country, advocates for choice observed national school choice week (January 27 to February 3). Many advocated for different options ranging from methods of grading to more charter school … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALASKA: Lawmakers consider school voucher proposal

JUNEAU, Alaska — Parents will be able to send their kids to private or religious schools using public education funds if a new constitutional amendment passes. Wasilla Republican Rep. Wes … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

ALASKA: Gattis Introduces Bill to Enhance Public Charter Schools

(Juneau) – In celebration of National School Choice Week, Wasilla Representative Lynn Gattis has filed a bill to allow multiple authorizers of public charter schools. Authorizers can be government agencies, … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


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