Alaska Senate eyes changes to public education

EDUCATION WEEK | on Tue, Apr 4, 8:43 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate is proposing school funding cuts and phasing out a scholarship program the Senate majority says hasn't met expectations. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Lyman Hoffman says a $69-million cut to a school funding formula is being considered as part of a larger budget-cutting strategy. The Senate also is proposing steps intended to improve education, including repurposing a fund for scholarships to instead provide education innovation grants. Under one pr...

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