Public Education
The Geography of School Choice Part V: The law of the land

While power politics and progressive teachers’ unions are found in every state, one legal hurdle for school choice is especially common in western states: the Blaine Amendment. Proposed in 1875… Read More

October 2, 2023
Alaska Board of Education passes resolution protecting women’s sports

The Alaska State Board of Education voted unanimously on August 31 to prohibit biological males from competing on girls’ sports teams. The resolution requires a female-only… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
Massive Alaska school spending bill tabled for now

(The Center Square) – State Rep. Dan Ortiz took a “loud and clear” stance this week on substantially raising Alaska’s base student allocation at the House Education Committee’s second reading… Read More

March 10, 2023
Alaska governor touts education bill requiring parental permission for sex ed and gender changes

(Daily Caller) – Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require schools to obtain parental permission for sexual education classes or any discussion regarding gender… Read More

March 9, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Lawsuit alleges Alaska program allowing students to purchase materials for certain courses unconstitutional despite reported benefits

A new lawsuit alleges Alaska’s state-funded correspondence study program is unconstitutional because it allows families to purchase private services and materials, including private school materials. The… Read More

January 27, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Alaska’s traditional public schools down 2%, charters up nearly 8%

(The Center Square) – Alaska traditional public schools experienced a drop in enrollment during the pandemic while public charter school enrollment grew, a new report shows. In a trend… Read More

November 23, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Alaska AG’s office: Public school funds cannot pay private school tuition

(The Center Square) – Public school funds can be used for a limited amount of private educational services but cannot be used to pay for full-private school tuition, according to… Read More

July 28, 2022
Dunleavy, lawmakers tout education bills in Alaska

(The Center Square) – Universal preschool is one of four new programs an education bill passed by Alaska lawmakers. Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he plans to sign … Read More

June 9, 2022
Public Education
Alaska bill would prevent biological males from competing in female sports

An Alaska Senate committee is considering a bill that would keep transgender girls from competing in female sports. Its supporters say it is about protecting the integrity of… Read More

March 10, 2022