The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) recently received a $1 million grant, funded by the federal CARES Act, to research a “legal and practical pathway” for tribal compacting of education. Tribal compacting is an education agreement between the state and tribes where local authority for K-12 schools is vested […]
It is a sad fact, but it is true: children who cannot read by nine rarely catch up to their peers. In 2019, only 25 percent of Alaskan fourth-graders were proficient in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and almost […]
Project Nickel is a tool that makes it easy for parents and policymakers alike to understand how much is spent per student at a school by bundling together the most informative statistics and […]
Advocates of higher school spending often frame the problem as a no-brainer solution to assist struggling students. However, the school funding issue in Alaska is far more complicated; a recent report by the […]
National School Choice Week is underway, and families across the country are celebrating and participating in a variety of events. National School Choice Week (NSCW) shines a spotlight on effective education options for […]
On November 19, 2020, the following amicus brief was accepted by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in the case Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools v. Henrich. APF joined the Liberty Justice Center, […]
On July 6, 2020, I hosted Choice Media‘s Story of the Day for Instagram. The article I chose to discuss is “Parents are opting to home school their children because of COVID-19, but experts say […]
Parents and students in Montana and across the country achieved a big win on June 30. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that states cannot exclude religious […]
Join your Anchorage community for a FREE family barbecue in the park! There will be exciting activities for all ages complete with food, face-painting, obstacle courses, and more! While you’re having fun in […]
Here is a great article recently posted on the national EdChoice website. We agree that we should say, “thank you for your service” by giving military families access to the educational choice options […]
Military families have greater challenges than most when it comes to finding the best K12 education for their kids. And active duty families favor school choice overwhelmingly–75%.
The recently-released PEAKs student test scores should be eye-opening for parents, students and every Alaskan who values public K-12 education. Unfortunately, these recent test scores are not just an anomaly; they are further […]
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 […]
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.