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The Anchorage School District lottery has opened. Here’s what parents need to know.
Jan 16, 5:44 AM: Parents who want to enroll their children in an alternative, charter or immersion language program next school year should apply, according to the Anchorage School District. So should any parents who want to send their >
20 years in, Juneau Community Charter School is still constructing its own path
Jan 12, 5:58 AM: Founded in 1997, JCCS celebrates two decades of community-minded education this year. Though the students, parents and state education standards have changed, the school’s philosophy remains largely the same: it’s about >
Two charter schools propose changes
Dec 8, 7:47 AM: Two charter schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are looking to the school board to amend their charter school contracts.
Spanish, Japanese and alternative programs; hundreds wait for results on the school lottery
Mar 24, 6:12 AM: Thursday, at 5 p.m., is the deadline to apply for the Anchorage School District lottery. The lottery gives options to parents who want their children to attend a neighborhood school outside their zone, charter school or an >
New Fairbanks charter school to offer different approach to teaching
Jan 23, 7:25 AM: A new public charter school is opening this fall in Fairbanks, and it’s going to be unlike any of the other public schools.
Anchorage’s newest charter school wants students to get outside
Aug 24, 7:18 AM: Exploring the outdoors is a cornerstone of the students' new school, the Anchorage STrEaM Academy. It's the newest establishment in Anchorage School District's fleet of public charter schools, welcoming middle school >
Board approves charter school for Fairbanks
Aug 3, 7:19 AM: The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District approved the creation of a new charter school Tuesday evening.
State seeks to throw out "highly qualified" teacher requirements
Jul 26, 6:51 AM: It is the first step to align Alaska’s policies that prove educators are equipped to instruct in their content areas with new regulations set forth in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, the 2015 reauthorization of >
New Fronteras first publicly owned, financed charter school
Jul 22, 7:13 AM: Thanks to hardworking parents, dedicated educators, a faithful borough and a hefty loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fronteras Spanish Immersion School finally has a school that fits.
Alaska repeals teacher evaluation plan
Jun 27, 7:53 AM: In a win for Alaska’s teachers, the State Board of Education has repealed a requirement that teacher evaluations include student achievement data.
School Board members optimistic about new charter school
Jun 7, 7:07 AM: Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board members asked questions but mostly expressed optimism at the prospect of creating another charter school Monday.
Local group hopes to open new charter school
Jun 6, 6:20 AM: A group of parents and teachers is hoping to bring a new charter school to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
Borough school board to review district’s charter school policies
Mar 25, 7:04 AM: The Fairbanks North Star Borough school board will soon take up a review of the district’s charter school policies.
In Anchorage education lottery, lots of winners
Mar 3, 7:51 AM: It’s school lottery time in Anchorage. That means parents who may want to opt out of their neighborhood school are considering optional and charter school programs across the district. But at least one neighborhood school >
School district looking into creating K-8 schools
Dec 31, 8:41 AM: Fairbanks school district officials are advancing preliminary plans to potentially replace one or more middle schools with schools that would teach students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Drawing new lines
Dec 9, 6:56 AM: When a charter school hoping to attract low-income students failed to get the green light by the Juneau Board of Education earlier this year, a legal discussion began – can more poor students legally be anyone’s goal? >
Summit STEM charter school proposal fails
Oct 21, 6:30 AM: After three hours of testimony and discussion, the Juneau School Board on Tuesday night rejected a proposal to start a STEM charter elementary school in the district.
Kaleidoscope named a Blue Ribbon School
Oct 6, 6:04 AM: The Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science was announced Tuesday as one of 335 schools nationwide and three in Alaska named the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
STEM school paused amid concerns
Sep 17, 6:15 AM: If a charter school in Alaska wants to set strict socioeconomic requirements for enrollment, it should pick another state.
Big push for STEM
Sep 1, 5:53 AM: Members of the Juneau School Board and proponents of a new charter school came together during a special meeting Tuesday night. For the second time this year before the board, they proposed creating the first elementary >



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