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    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...

    50 private religious schools to consider in Alaska

    Each year the Private School Review researches and lists quality private religious schools across the nation. This year, the group included 50 Alaska schools...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Alaska mandates private and public schools closures until May 1

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued his eighth health mandate for the State of Alaska, closing all private, religious and public schools until May 1 in...

    Alaska’s failing public schools need some stiff competition

    In late 2019 Alaskans learned that, despite spending more than 1.6 billion dollars every year on education, our elementary and high school students ranked...

    Alaska parents have rights when schools push LGBT agenda

    In 1978, the Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), otherwise known as the Hatch Amendment was passed after parents were shocked and outraged to learn that...

    Governor: Alaska parents have choices when educating kids

    Governor Mike Dunleavy is highlighting the opportunities Alaskans have to send their children to private, public, charter, religious or home-schools. In observance of National School...

    Letter to school board: Keep pornographic LGBT material away from our kids

    The big issue in Fairbanks this week was the pornographic LGBT curriculum the Fairbanks North Star School District's curriculum committee is trying to add...

    Supreme Court to decide whether church schools can choose religion teachers

    With scores of religious schools scattered across Alaska, Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and others could be impacted by a religious freedom case headed to the...

    No religious exemption for AK teachers who breach gender-identity policy

    Earlier this week Alaska Watchman reported that all teachers who are certified by the Alaska Department of Education are now forced to abide by...

    Alaska teachers forced to refer to students by preferred gender identity

    Many Alaska schools now mandate that teachers refer to students by their preferred gender identity, even when it contradicts the student’s biological sex. In 2016...

    Parental rights organizer needed for ‘at risk’ Alaska

    A leading national parental rights organization, with the mission to “educate and inform the public and policymakers regarding parental rights,” is in need of...

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