An activist school psychologist within the Mat-Su School District is using his position to encourage educators at several elementary schools to secretly affirm students who believe they are gay, bi-sexual or transgender. Jake Balaskovits is a roving school
The Mat-Su School Board is set to debate whether to nix a current guideline from 2015 that allows transgender students to access the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. The school board’s Policy Committee is now requesting that the board direct
The Mat-Su School Board was caught off guard when a little-known administrative protocol on transgender students came to light last week. Written in 2015, but essentially buried deep in the school district’s website and completely unknown to several
In an effort to maintain fairness in athletic opportunities for girls, the Mat-Su School Board is looking to amend its policy to ensure that transgender biological males who identify as female cannot compete on all-girls sports teams or events. “Requiring
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 during the school day, a new report by Superintendent Randy Trani also highlights areas which he
In an effort to clearly identify the strongest conservative candidates for local office in the Mat-Su, the Alaska Watchman sent a survey to everyone running for seats in Palmer, Wasilla and the Mat-Su Borough. Our survey focused on some of the most important
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 been launched to help Alaska parents engage with local school officials. “Be bold, but be kind,” the website
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 Superintendent Randy Trani spoke to the audience at the start of the meeting, thanking all sides for
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 Aug. 31. As cars and busses arrived, they were welcomed by signs that read “Unmask our kids,” “No more face diapers,”
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 critical race theory. The Matanuska Susitna Education Association (MSEA), which represents more than
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