By Sarah Montalbano – Alaska Policy Forum Introduction Late October brought the release of the 2022 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The NAEP is a nationwide assessment
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 Alaska chapter of BLEXIT, which is part of a national conservative movement to educate and empower African Americans and other minorities across America, is hosting a special presentation on Friday, Jan. 14, to build support for addressing education
With the first day of school just a few weeks away, Alaska parents have some tough decisions to make. Many have already decided to continue or begin homeschooling or private education. While every family is different, many parents want to avoid the
For more than century the U.S. has conducted education by pouring government funds into brick-and-mortar neighborhood public schools. It seemed to work for a time. Education became compulsory so we would feel good about kids not being forced to work in
Critical race theory is a worldview in direct conflict with our long-held principles of enlightenment thought that helped us progress into the modern era. Critical race theory questions the very concept of objective reasoning and egalitarianism among all
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 National School Choice Week, the governor issued a Jan. 24 proclamation in
Alaskans love choice and have lots to celebrate with the many publicly funded schooling options available for our children. We can choose standard public school or various specialized schools. We can accept state funding to join a homeschool charter program
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
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
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