Crime bill aims to reduce Alaska's incarceration rate

JUNEAU — Prisons. Jail time. Incarceration.

Those words for Alaska may mean something radically different if a sweeping crime bill, shepherded by Senate Majority Leader... Read more

Democrats offer education legislation

JUNEAU — Minority Democrats on Thursday pitched an education package that includes an increase in the per-pupil funding formula and allows charter schools to be... Read more

Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

JUNEAU — Amid cheers and clapping from spectators in a packed room, the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee advanced a bill symbolically making 20... Read more

House education panel delves into vo-tech credits

JUNEAU — The House Education Committee on Friday took up funding aspects of an education bill by Gov. Sean Parnell that would allow vocational credits... Read more

Bill would repeal local contribution to education

JUNEAU — A lawsuit filed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough over Alaska’s education funding has prompted a House bill seeking to repeal the required local... Read more

Gov. Sean Parnell wants school choices expanded

JUNEAU — Staff members at Aquarian Charter School in Anchorage are ecstatic that their school was spotlighted by Gov. Sean Parnell in his recent State... Read more


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