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    Scrambling Anchorage parents ask school district for homeschool stipends

    Parents are petitioning the Anchorage School District for financial help as they take on the task of homeschooling their children this year. The district notified...

    Southeast university imposes mask mandates, wants violators reported

    The University of Alaska Southeast, which has campuses in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan will impose mask mandates for all students, staff and visitors as...

    Alaska Attorney General supports high school coach’s right to pray on field

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit in support of a Washington state...

    Finding offense with the perpetually offended

    There is an apt phrase seen on bumper-stickers: “Tolerance has become Intolerable.” The culture of victimization has T-boned its way into our lives. There are...

    Alaska Planned Parenthood brags on gender hormone and abortion services in 2019

    The Planned Parenthood chapter that oversees four abortion clinics in Alaska is celebrating its perceived successes over the past year. This includes the death...

    Social justice activists come after Alaska high school’s ‘Warrior’ mascot

    The growing controversy of renaming sports teams around the nation and eliminating what some view as culturally insensitive mascots has reached Wasilla High School...

    Supreme Court rules states can’t discriminate against religious schools

    On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot prohibit tuition grants or scholarships to private religious schools if they award...

    Alaskans should resist hypocritical calls to topple monuments

    Over the past few weeks, a small but vocal group of Alaskans have jumped on the monument toppling bandwagon. A few online petitions are calling...

    Program equips Alaskans to promote Judeo-Christian values in the public square

    “We live in a culture that is at best morally indifferent. A culture in which Judeo-Christian values are mocked and where immorality in high...

    Dept. of Education says boys competing as girls violates federal law – Alaska does this

    Alaska’s practice of letting boys compete as girls in high school sports could jeopardize its federal education funding. The U.S. Department of Education said the...

    Homeschool numbers in Mat-Su may double

    In the wake of COVID-19, it appears the number of homeschool students may double in the Mat-Su Borough, which is home to the state's...

    25-year Alaska teacher raises key questions in dealing with controversial books

    Editor’s note: The following testimony was delivered on May 6 to the Mat-Su Borough School Board during its deliberation on whether to rescind its...

    25-year Alaska teacher raises key questions in dealing with controversial books

    Editor’s note: The following testimony was delivered on May 6 to the Mat-Su Borough School Board during its deliberation on whether to rescind its...

    Mat-Su book clash reveals flaw with how schools tackle divisive topics

    After three hours of call-in public testimony, including name-calling, half-truths and some thoughtful insights, the Mat-Su Borough School Board gaveled out of its May...

    Mat-Su School Board issues statement on book controversy

    The following statement was issued by the Mat-Su School Board on May 6 to address controversy and misunderstanding surrounding its decision to remove five...

    Mat-Su to announce finalists to replace school superintendent

    Alaska’s second largest school district is about to announce the top finalists in its search for a new superintendent who will oversee 46 schools...

    Book controversy shows need to empower Mat-Su parents, school board president says

    There’s nothing like national media coverage over a local controversy to liven up a school board meeting in Alaska. In the wake of the Mat-Su...

    Harvard’s anti-homeschool summit cancelled

    An anti-homeschool summit that was scheduled for next month at Harvard Law School has reportedly been cancelled. According to one of the invited speakers, the...

    Media fixation on Mat-Su’s so-called ‘book ban’ begs comparison to Fairbanks

    The Mat-Su School Board made national news a few days ago for its decision to remove 5 modern American classics from the list of...

    Schools took the role of parents because we let them

    Much has been said about Alaskan student test scores lately. We now hold the honor of being dead last in literacy rates. That's right,...

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