Alaska has made significant investments in the infrastructure needed for Electronic Health Records, but will EHR’s deliver on the grand promises made? Some are skeptical.
Dr. Lance Izumi, Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, will be the exciting keynote speaker at the School Choice event on August 11. Dr. Izumi will […]
Douglas County,Colorado School Board starts voucher program to allow 500 students this year to enroll in their school of choice. Parents would receive 75% of state per student funding ($4,500) to help kids achieve their potential in a school that fits them best.
Fire up your computer: Enrollment is now open.
Executive Director Jeremy Thompson explains why Alaska government transparency is a worthy cause.
Charter schools in the Anchorage School District have a difficult time starting up and continuing operating due to serious constraints on locating and financing facilities. These charter schools are on their own when locating adequate physical facilities for their students. Unlike Massachusetts, where charter schools receive $893 per student for facilities, charter schools receive little help in funding. The District even charges fair market rent to charters for using District facilities. Time to have another bake sale.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has decided to challenge the 5-0 vote of the Alaska State Redistricting Board. In an 8-1 vote the FNSB has decided to take the State to court to change the redistricting lines and put them more in line with the Alaska Democratic Party’s recommended redistricting plan. Is this a good use of taxpayers’ money?
The Anchorage School District is keeping the Everyday Math curriculum. What is it?
The math curriculum at the ASD needs to be closely evaluated and maybe sent to the scrap heap of education prototyping on our kids.
We posted an original story on June 7, 2010 on serious problems with the Port of Anchorage expansion project. Problems continue to plague the project. Maybe the design is the root cause of […]
(BBC News) The John Muir Trust Fund, a conservation charity, has conclude that UK wind farms operate well below capacity more than half the time. During the highest peak demand time, the farms […]
A bipartisan contingent of senators has reintroduced legislation to provide better protections for federal whistleblowers. The 2011 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act is virtually identical to the legislation that narrowly missed passage last December, […]
US Department of Energy loans billions (rather outsources) to German developer to build solar power plant in California
Chicago schools ban “unhealthy” food brought from home. Father doesn’t know best, principals do.
Obamacare requires states to establish “exchanges” to limit the health-insurance choices of many of their residents. This idea will not work in Alaska.
Alaska Policy Forum breaks down the campaign funding in this municipal election to make it easy for voters to understand.