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    Anchorage School Board candidates’ views on parent rights, curriculum debates, low test scores, sex-ed, gender ID

    Anchorage education is in crisis. Test scores are dismal, many students are struggling with school closures and virtual classrooms, and radical social ideologies are...

    ASAA tables plan to punish Alaska student athletes for ‘hate speech’

    The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) postponed action to impose severe penalties on any student athlete who uses certain words deemed “hate speech.” The item...

    Proposal would punish Alaska athletes for ‘hate speech’

    The Alaska School Activities Association, which governs high school sports across the state, is set to vote on a new policy that would impose...

    Dunleavy: Alaskans should be empowered to choose how their kids are educated

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy is highlighting the choices Alaskans have when educating children, whether that be private, public, charter, religious, online or home-schools. In observance of...

    Who could be against school choice in Alaska?

    Alaskans love choice and have lots to celebrate with the many publicly funded schooling options available for our children. We can choose standard public...

    Fairbanks approves LGBTQ class in narrow 4-3 vote

    After a year of unprecedented public comment over highly controversial changes to the Fairbanks School District’s curriculum, the final piece of the language arts...

    Eastman vs. Sumner for Alaska House: Here’s where they stand

    In the race for the Alaska House seat in District 10 (Wasilla), the Alaska Watchman is not making any endorsements. In order to give...

    Scrambling Anchorage parents ask school district for homeschool stipends

    Parents are petitioning the Anchorage School District for financial help as they take on the task of homeschooling their children this year. The district notified...

    Supreme Court rules states can’t discriminate against religious schools

    On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot prohibit tuition grants or scholarships to private religious schools if they award...

    Homeschool numbers in Mat-Su may double

    In the wake of COVID-19, it appears the number of homeschool students may double in the Mat-Su Borough, which is home to the state's...

    Harvard’s anti-homeschool summit cancelled

    An anti-homeschool summit that was scheduled for next month at Harvard Law School has reportedly been cancelled. According to one of the invited speakers, the...

    Schools took the role of parents because we let them

    Much has been said about Alaskan student test scores lately. We now hold the honor of being dead last in literacy rates. That's right,...

    Fairbanks parents defeated by school district’s pro-LGBT forces

    Battle hardened educational bureaucrats finally pushed aside Fairbanks parents and concerned community members to force through a curriculum that weaves leftist ideology, multiculturalism and...

    Anti-homeschool summit features influential Alaskan

    Parental rights advocates are concerned about an upcoming Harvard summit in June that includes nationally known figures who want homeschooling banned and/or heavily regulated...

    Alaska allows graduation ceremonies with strict limits

    Alaska’s high school graduates will be allowed to participate in small, heavily sanitized in-person graduation ceremonies under new COVID-19 health guidelines released from the...

    Tips for Alaskans considering homeschool this fall

    In response to COVID-19, Alaska took the unprecedented step of closing schools from mid-March until the end of the school year. Schools both in...

    Alaska schools closed for rest of the academic year

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced April 9 that all of Alaska’s public and private K-12th grade schools will remain closed for the remainder of the...

    Alaska’s homeschool ranks surge amid virus outbreak

    With COVID-19 shutting down all traditional public schools in Alaska, tens of thousands of parents have been thrust, almost overnight, into the role of...

    Homeschool options: A list of all state-funded programs in Alaska

    Alaska offers 30 public-homeschool programs for students across the state. These options provide parents with a roughly $2,000 educational allotment for each enrolled child....

    The sad, bizarre state of Alaska’s government schools

    Earlier this month the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District published the final draft of its new policies on transgender students. It was going...

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