Investing in Our Next Generation
Educate and Train Alaskans for the Future of Our State
No one questions that education is a smart investment for the future of each student and our state as a whole. Our members hold a diverse portfolio of convictions on the best course to chart for Alaska's educational future.
As the Senate Majority we focus on accountability and standards, making sure that Alaska's educational dollars are being used to the greatest effect in the classroom.
We promote opportunity and choice for Alaska's parents and students – empowering students to pursue learning in different ways, whether in traditional classroom settings or in a charter school environment.
Since 2015, the State of Alaska has been challenged by a devastating drop in revenue. While cutting some departments by more than 30%, education funding has been held harmless. In an environment of scarce resources, the Senate Majority's focus has been finding revenue neutral ways to encourage excellence in education.
Senate Bills Focused on improving Education
- Post-Secondary Student Loans, SJR 2 >
- Protecting Parental Rights, SB 89 >
- Accountability for Department of Education, SB 80 >
- Protecting Student Data, SB 3 >
- Establishing a Task Force for Civics Education, SCR 1 >
- Establishing Alaska School Choice Week, SCR 3 >
- Reemployment of Retired Teachers, SB 79 >
- Unfunded Mandates to Schools, SB 102 >
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Senator Costello Promotes Physical Education in School
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The numbers are in for the 2019 Alaska Permanent Fund Education Raffle. The program, in its first year, raised a grand total of $976,400, with 85 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting...
JUNEAU – Today, a constitutional amendment was introduced in the Alaska Senate to require early-funding for Alaska’s K-12 public education system.
With many in Juneau anticipating budget cuts Wednesday from the governor, a legislator has introduced a bill to establish a $30 education head tax to help raise money for school...
Today Governor signed a bill allowing school districts to temporarily fill vacancies with qualified retired teachers.
JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature this week passed a bill allowing school districts to temporarily fill vacancies with qualified retired teachers.
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