With a new school year now underway in Alaska and across the nation, a record high 63% of Americans now say they are dissatisfied with the state of public education, according to a recent national Gallup poll. The loss of faith in public schools cuts across
The Alaska Policy Forum recently held a webinar to inform Anchorage families about three of many options available for those who no longer want to enroll their children in the Anchorage School District. Controversy erupted last month when the Anchorage
Mat-Su Central, a correspondence program in the Mat-Su School District, is welcoming Anchorage-area families who are unhappy with the school district’s last-minute decision to clamp down on how families use correspondence allotments. Last month, Anchorage
In an effort to expose residents of Haines to the controversial world of drag queens, the Southeast Alaska State Fair paraded six performers on its mainstage last week for an all-ages show. The garish, cross-dressing dancers – wearing heavy makeup and
The concerted effort to address book controversies in Mat-Su school libraries took a leap forward on Aug. 2 with the school board approving members to serve on a citizens’ library advisory committee. The board also voted to enact a new library policy
In an effort to encourage faith-based and family-friendly content at community libraries across the nation, an Alaska organization has booked the Loussac Library for a virtue-based children’s story hour in Anchorage. Inspired as a reaction against Drag
As part of an ongoing overhaul of policies intended to boost parental rights, curtail teacher activism, reign in explicit sex education and restrict the use of LGBTQ pronouns in public schools, the Mat-Su School Board is set to vote on a new library policy at
In an effort to address widespread controversy over sexually charged books in school libraries, the Mat-Su School Board is set to vote on seven people who have been nominated to serve on the newly formed Library Citizens Advisory Committee. The school board
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