I hesitate to rejoice over the news that the State of Alaska will reimburse families for the cost of private and homeschool education, since I don’t believe it’s healthy for a society when families are dependent upon the state to pay for their
Expansion of state-funded voluntary pre-kindergarten was part of the colossal budget passed by the Alaska Legislature this week and sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s desk. State lawmakers included a generous financial incentive for school districts to open and
Alaskan parents have a legitimate right to choose the school that best fits their children’s needs, even if that is a private school. There is an opportunity, which has been hiding from public view. In 2014, educator and then-State Senator Mike Dunleavy
The four leading conservative candidates who are running to fill out the remaining months of the late Rep. Don Young’s term have answered a survey questionnaire that deals with some of the most contentious social issues facing the nation. Conducted by
The annual Alaska Statewide Homeschool Convention is slated for April 8-9. Hosted by Alaska Private and Home Educators Association (APHEA), the event is the state’s largest gathering of independent homeschoolers – families that choose to forgo state
In an effort to avoid diluting the conservative vote, Anchorage School Board candidate Cliff Murray has suspended his campaign in the current mail-in election and thrown his support behind fellow conservative Mark Anthony Cox. Cox is attempting to unseat
In an effort to find out where Anchorage School Board candidates stand on some of the most controversial and critical issues facing public schools, the Watchman sent survey questions to each of the eight candidates running for two seats on the Anchorage
Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District have had to endure a combination of divisive and aggressive leftist ideas, Covid closures and controversial masking policies. Many families have had enough, and are pulling their kids from
Facing a dramatic and continuing decline in student enrollment, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District voted earlier this month to shutter three elementary schools. Now, it is set to eliminate nearly 70 full-time teacher positions for next year.
Amid the growing national movement toward homeschooling, Alaska leads all states in terms of interest, according to a newly released study. Entitled “Which States Are Seeing the Biggest Interest in Homeschooling Amongst Parents?” the study was conducted
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