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    2021 report: Alaska schools fail to teach basic reading, writing and math

    Alaska Policy Forum (APF), a nonprofit think tank in Anchorage, published a new interactive map showing that Alaska’s public schools are failing to teach...

    Fairbanks teachers want 12-year-olds exposed to explicit sex-ed videos

    With school board elections now behind them, the left-leaning majority of the Fairbanks North Star School Board heard a request from the school district...

    Mat-Su Schools report on divisive masks, enrollment levels and academics

    While the Mat-Su School District continues to grapple with low enrollment and intense community debate over whether students should be forced to wear masks...

    Fairbanks values voter guide looks to boost city’s conservative resurgence

    Fairbanks conservatives surged to victory in 2020 with seven of eight races going their way. In an effort to build on this momentum and...

    Alaska cancels survey asking teens about sexual orientation and gender ID

    Alaska has cancelled its biennial survey in which the state gathers detailed information about the sexual practices, drug use and general health of Alaska...

    Website empowers Alaska parents to address problems with schools

    Amid COVID mandates, critical race theory, LGBT agendas and a litany of other issues playing out in Alaska’s public schools, a new website has...

    Fairbanks school board to vote on whether to promote LGBTQ history, role models to students

    The Fairbanks School Board is set to vote on whether to encourage area schools to recognize LGBTQ history month. A resolution for the Sept. 21...

    Alaska to gather data on teens sexual orientation and gender identity

    In a few weeks, tens of thousands of teens from all across Alaska will be given time during school to fill out the Alaska...

    Fairbanks candidates reveal hard-left agenda during political forum

    Ten candidates running for borough or city offices in Fairbanks this October participated in a recent online forum where they shared views on LGBTQ...

    Anchorage School board looks to prioritize student testimony over parents

    Members of the Anchorage School Board have gotten an earful over the past year from parents who are disturbed by the introduction of critical...

    Heated masking debate dominates Mat-Su School Board meeting

    Parents, teachers and students on both sides of the mask mandate debate expressed strong opinions at the Sept. 1 Mat-Su School Board meeting. Mat-Su School...

    Alaska’s school mask controversy playing out across the nation

    It turns out that mask mandates disputes are not isolated to Alaska’s school districts. A new Gallup report indicates that the issue has become...

    Alaska school board association bans non-vaxed members from attending events

    Alaska school board members who decline to get a COVID shot are now banned from all in-person events held by the Association of Alaska...

    Alaska joins 20-state lawsuit to block transgender mandates in public schools

    Alaska is part of a 20-state federal lawsuit to stop the Biden administration from imposing transgender mandates on public schools. Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor signed...

    Mat-Su parents hold early-morning protest against school mask mandates

    An estimated 30 to 35 Mat-Su parents, students and others turned out for a 7 a.m. protest rally outside Career Tech High School on...

    Anchorage librarian defends her qualifications to lead city’s libraries

    Sami Graham, who has been nominated by Mayor Dave Bronson to lead the Anchorage library system, answered tough questions from Anchorage Assembly members regarding...

    Mat-Su teachers being trained to push radical ‘social justice’ agenda

    Hundreds of newly hired teachers in the Mat-Su School District are being instructed to infuse their classrooms with controversial and divisive ideas rooted in...

    Juneau imposes greater restrictions on unvaxed students and staff

    The Juneau School District will take a very different approach to students and staff who have not been unvaccinated when schools open on Aug....

    Mayor urges Anchorage superintendent to ditch universal masking in schools

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson has been clear, even while campaigning to be mayor, that he adamantly opposes mandating residents wear masks. On Friday, Aug....

    Activist Anchorage educators to rally in support of teaching Critical Race Theory

    The Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators (ACBE) plans to protest any attempt to block them from indoctrinating children with controversial ideas associated with critical...

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