Alaska Supreme Court will hear school correspondence funding case in June

(The Center Square) – The Alaska Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case over state funding of materials for correspondence schools on June 25. Anchorage Superior Court Judge… Read More

May 10, 2024
Alaska lawmakers seek constitutional amendment on correspondence school funding

(The Center Square) – The Alaska House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings next week on a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment regarding school correspondence funding. An Anchorage Superior Court judge struck down… Read More

April 23, 2024
Public Education
‘Funding is not a silver bullet’: Alaskans want education reforms, not just more spending

Amid a contentious debate about education funding, polling reveals Alaskans care more about reforms than mere dollar increases. A March survey finds broad dissatisfaction with the… Read More

April 16, 2024
Alaska school choice program in jeopardy after judge rules it ‘facially unconstitutional’

An Alaska Superior Court knocked down one of the state’s few school choice programs, sparking bipartisan concern from policymakers. Judge Adolph Zeman released a decision on… Read More

April 15, 2024
Effort to overturn Alaska governor’s veto of ‘half done’ education bill fails

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a bipartisan education bill will stand after legislators failed to gather enough votes to override it. The bill, overwhelmingly passed in both chambers last… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
Emerging studies show charter school performance benefits students everywhere

New studies on the efficacy of charter schools and the impact their presence has on local public schools are fueling the fire for school choice advocates. Amid debates within the… Read More

February 14, 2024
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