A controversial youth survey from the Alaska Department of Health will likely be rejected in state’s second largest school district. On Jan. 18, the Mat-Su School Board held a work session in which the majority emphatically condemned the idea of using local
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a talk given for the Valley Republican Women of Alaska’s Jan. 19 meeting in Wasilla. I want to address a few major trends and developments in Alaska as they relate to our population, education and political
The Mat-Su School Board is meeting on Jan. 18 to consider whether area public schools should administer a 98-question state survey that asks high school teens about their sexual proclivities, various types of contraception they employ and whether they have
In what some see as an affront to the ability of parents and others to address elected representatives on the Juneau School Board, the board unanimously voted to grant public testifiers a 60-seconds minimum to speak during public hearings. “I worry that
With Alaska lawmakers now back in Juneau for the start of the 2023 legislative session, pro-abortion activists are planning to aggressively inundate legislators with phone calls, visits and even personalized Valentines Day cards advocating for the LGBTQ
In an effort to educate and empower Alaska families when it comes to educational freedoms, a School Choice Week celebration is being held this month to highlight educational options across the state, such as homeschooling, private schools, charter options and
Parents and others who want to publicly address the Juneau School Board may soon be limited to a mere 60 seconds before being cut off. On Jan. 10 the board is scheduled to vote on a policy change regarding “meeting conduct” which would impose
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is highlighting the many choices Alaskans have when it comes to educating children, whether that be private or public schools, charter programs, religious options or state or privately funded homeschooling. In observance of National School
By Sarah Montalbano – Alaska Policy Forum The Heritage Foundation recently released its inaugural Education Freedom Report Card for the U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Alaska ranked 45th in the nation
Allowing students to skip school when they feel the need for a mental health holiday is an emerging trend across a number of states throughout the country. The idea is to let kids forgo schooling in order to rest and recreate if they feel stressed out,
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