As the Alaska Department of Law considers the legality of using state funds to pay for private education costs, Attorney General Treg Taylor has recused himself from reviewing all matters involving the use of homeschool allotments for this purpose. Taylor’s
Alaskan parents have a legitimate right to choose the school that best fits their children’s needs, even if that is a private school. There is an opportunity, which has been hiding from public view. In 2014, educator and then-State Senator Mike Dunleavy
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
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
A voter guide detailing Alaska candidates’ positions on abortion, marriage, LGBT issues, religious freedom, educational choice and judicial reform has been released for Alaska’s Republican primary races. Absentee voting has already begun for the Aug. 18
In the race for the Alaska House seat in District 10 (Wasilla), the Alaska Watchman is not making any endorsements. In order to give voters a better idea of how the candidates differ, we sent questions to both incumbent Rep. David Eastman and his Republican
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 parents last week that schools would not be reopening for at least the first quarter of the
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 the same grants to secular private schools. The court’s ruling dealt with a state scholarship program in
Battle hardened educational bureaucrats finally pushed aside Fairbanks parents and concerned community members to force through a curriculum that weaves leftist ideology, multiculturalism and the LGBTQ agenda into area classrooms. In the end, the deck was
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 by the state. One of the speakers is Dr. Barbara Knox, the new medical director of
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