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 By Olivia Rose    News    May 16, 2024

Teacher contract negotiations near agreement, with strings attached

On May 7, negotiating teams for the Associated Teachers of Petersburg (ATP) and Petersburg School...


Legislature adjourns after passing budget with $1,655 PFD and one-time $680 per-student school funding boost

The 33rd Alaska State Legislature came to a shuddering but active end early Thursday morning as lawmakers passed the state’s annual budget and a s... Full story

 By Andrew Kitchenman    News    May 9, 2024

In final judgment, judge blocks Alaska correspondence provisions, keeps current rules through June

An Anchorage Superior Court judge on Thursday put on hold through the end of the school year a ruling invalidating two provisions of state law... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    April 25, 2024

Alaska House members propose constitutional amendment to allow public money for private schools

After a court ruling that overturned a key part of Alaska’s education correspondence programs, members of the state Legislature have proposed a c... Full story


Guest Editorial: No need to amend the Alaska Constitution

Less than two years ago, Alaskans voted overwhelmingly against convening a constitutional convention to amend the state’s founding document. More t...


Alaska judge strikes down state's cash payments to families using correspondence school programs

An Anchorage Superior Court judge on Friday struck down an Alaska law that allows the state to... Full story

 By Olivia Rose    News    April 18, 2024

School Board votes to join coalition likely to sue state

The Petersburg School District Board unanimously agreed to join the Coalition for Education Equity...


Guest Editorial

Who better to talk about education in Alaska than students. They could continue leaving it to school administrators, elected officials, their parents...

 By James Brooks    News    April 11, 2024

Financial estimates being compiled Tuesday indicate there may not be enough revenue to cover the Legislature's draft spending plan

As the Alaska House of Representatives opened debate on the state operating budget Tuesday, financial experts away from the House floor were... Full story


Commentary: Alaskans families want and deserve education reform

If you read the mainstream papers and blogs and spend just a little bit of time on social media these days, you will see, read, and be told that the...

 By Claire Stremple    News    April 4, 2024

Missteps from Alaska's education department could cost the state millions in grants, feds say

The state government risks losing millions of dollars in federal funding because it did not comply with requirements for pandemic relief funds,... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska House finance committee approves $7.5 million more for child care facilities

Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee revised their latest budget draft Tuesday to include more money for child care and eliminate funding...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska Legislature boosts allowable payments from fund that covers fishers' crew medical costs

Maximum payouts from a fund that covers medical costs of injured seafood harvesters would be boosted under a bill that won final passage in the... Full story


Guest Editorial: Tax credits no substitute for state responsibility

Tax credits have long been popular, growing more so every year. Supporters push them to provide government backing for new initiatives or ongoing...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 21, 2024

Legislature fails by one vote to override of governor's school funding veto

Alaska lawmakers fell one vote short Monday in an attempt to override the governor’s veto of a comprehensive school funding bill, which included a per...

 By James Brooks    News    March 14, 2024

New forecast bumps Alaska oil price estimates slightly

A new state revenue forecast that includes modestly higher oil prices promises to give Alaskans a slightly larger Permanent Fund dividend and the Alas... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    March 14, 2024

Legislative budgeters say Dunleavy's proposed 2024 Permanent Fund dividend is a no-go

Leading Alaska legislators said last week that there’s little appetite for spending from savings to pay a super-sized Permanent Fund dividend this y...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    March 7, 2024

Guest Editorial: Alaska needs to control its PFD politics

It was a perplexing week in the Legislature. While the Senate Finance Committee was reviewing honest numbers about real budget needs hitting up...


Dunleavy threatens to veto public education funding bill unless legislators act on his priorities

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an ultimatum to state legislators on Tuesday, saying he will veto a multipart education funding bill unless... Full story


Make all schools better, not just some

The governor’s growing obsession with charter schools is frightening for the future of public education in Alaska. He talks as if charter schools a...

 By James Brooks    News    February 22, 2024

Permanent Fund leaders propose to borrow up to $4 billion for investments

The leaders of the $76 billion Alaska Permanent Fund voted unanimously on Friday to adopt a strategic plan that calls for borrowing up to $4 billion... Full story


Dunleavy proposes crackdown on unpermitted public protests

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration introduced legislation on Wednesday that would criminalize unpermitted street protests and other activities that b... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Landslide families could receive state parcels under disaster program

WRANGELL — The borough assembly has declared as “hazardous” and assigned a property value of zero to the two lots owned by victims of the deadl...

 By James Brooks    News    February 8, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy bans big new contracts with companies that boycott Israel

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a far-reaching administrative order on Monday that calls for public agencies to stop doing business with companies... Full story


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