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    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...

    25-year Alaska teacher raises key questions in dealing with controversial books

    Editor’s note: The following testimony was delivered on May 6 to the Mat-Su Borough School Board during its deliberation on whether to rescind its...

    25-year Alaska teacher raises key questions in dealing with controversial books

    Editor’s note: The following testimony was delivered on May 6 to the Mat-Su Borough School Board during its deliberation on whether to rescind its...

    Mat-Su book clash reveals flaw with how schools tackle divisive topics

    After three hours of call-in public testimony, including name-calling, half-truths and some thoughtful insights, the Mat-Su Borough School Board gaveled out of its May...

    Mat-Su School Board issues statement on book controversy

    The following statement was issued by the Mat-Su School Board on May 6 to address controversy and misunderstanding surrounding its decision to remove five...

    Mat-Su to announce finalists to replace school superintendent

    Alaska’s second largest school district is about to announce the top finalists in its search for a new superintendent who will oversee 46 schools...

    Book controversy shows need to empower Mat-Su parents, school board president says

    There’s nothing like national media coverage over a local controversy to liven up a school board meeting in Alaska. In the wake of the Mat-Su...

    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...

    Media fixation on Mat-Su’s so-called ‘book ban’ begs comparison to Fairbanks

    The Mat-Su School Board made national news a few days ago for its decision to remove 5 modern American classics from the list of...

    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...

    Fairbanks school board to vote on radical shift in education

    After months of opposition, hundreds of emails and many hours of public testimony, the Fairbanks School Board will finally vote on whether to approve...

    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...

    Fairbanks makes final push to include LGBTQ ideology in schools

    It’s been a long and contentious road, marked by unprecedented community resistance, hundreds of letters and many hours of public testimony, but the Fairbanks...

    Coronavirus sheds light on our ‘essential’ values

    COVID-19 is, among many other things, a conversation starter. It touches nearly every part of life and has shed some unexpected light on what...

    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....

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