Folks in Interior Alaska now know about the Friedman Foundation survey results which show Alaskans support school vouchers by a 2 to 1 margin thanks to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The results are […]
If your child is having difficulties with the Everyday Math program or is doing well in the EDM program, then you should attend the community input meeting the School District is hosting and […]
Steve Jobs strongly favored school choice (vouchers) for every child as a means to improve educational opportunity for all. He believed that competition from “vouchered” schools would make the public schools either improve […]
Because Superintendent Carol Comeau will retire as of June 30, 2012, the Anchorage School Board has begun a selection process for her replacement. This new superintendent will be the implementer of the School […]
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.
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 math curriculum at the ASD needs to be closely evaluated and maybe sent to the scrap heap of education prototyping on our kids.
Chicago schools ban “unhealthy” food brought from home. Father doesn’t know best, principals do.
School vouchers lead to statistically significant improved graduation rates and increased reading achievement in DC public schools. Low income minority students can and do achieve when given the chance.
Contrary to the widespread claim that vouchers do not benefit participants and hurt public schools, the empirical evidence consistently shows that vouchers improve outcomes for both participants and public schools.
On Jan. 28, the Alaska Policy Forum will be showing a documentary by Bob Bowdon. The event is free and open to the public.
Alaska Policy Forum has assembled a page of resources with FAQs and publications from nationally recognized organizations.
How can we make schools better for all kids? The first step might be untying the hands of schools that are already effective.
$578 million dollar schools, school districts building when in $640 million dollar deficits, and less than half of students graduating high school sum up L.A. county, a perfect candidate for school choice.