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
Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivered his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 25 before a joint session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau. The governor touted his administration’s work on reducing crime, importing health care workers and fighting the Biden
Alaska parents and educators are set to rally in support of school choice options, including homeschooling, private and religious education, charter schools and other options. The gathering is part of a national celebration of “School Choice Week”
There is a growing movement to suppress parental concerns across our nation, especially for those who advocate for their children’s educational wellbeing. Anyone who follows the national media can see this unfolding trend. Last year, the National School
The Alaska chapter of BLEXIT, which is part of a national conservative movement to educate and empower African Americans and other minorities across America, is hosting a special presentation on Friday, Jan. 14, to build support for addressing education
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