On May 24, the Anchorage School District will consider the tentative teachers (AEA) contract for approval. The health insurance alone will cost $166,968,000 for the three year period. The process needs to allow the public more time to read the contract and offer their comments.
Ohio Senate moves to improve school-age obesity
The Ohio Senate approved a bill that mandates a 30 minute exercise period in schools, among other nutritional requirements. Ohio, with one in three children obese, aims to monitor and control each student’s body weight.
Texas schools improved with voucher system
(National Center for Policy Analysis) The University of Texas-San Antonio studied the effects of the voucher program in the Edgewood school district. The Texas Education Agency uses student performance on standardized tests toRead More
Charter schools boost graduates
(Education Next) With roughly 30 percent of American students dropping out before receiving a diploma—a rate that has been stable for several decades—assessing existing alternatives to the traditional high school is an urgentRead More
APF presents before Muni Budget Group
Alaska Policy Forum Research Fellow Bob Griffin presented before a budget working group for the Municipality of Anchorage on ways the Anchorage School District can improve its performance.
ASD: Competition, not spending
For those who seek a better value education (better results at a lower cost) in Anchorage, policies with proven results are the only ones that should be considered. The facts show that more financial resources will not increase student achievement and lower dropout rates. Unfortunately, this failed policy assumption is the current strategy of the Anchorage School District.