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Governor Walker Appoints John Harmon, Lumen Christi High School, to the State Board of Education & Early Development

Governor Walker has appointed John Harmon, principal of Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage, to fill Esther Cox's seat on the State Board of Education & Early Development.

Link to Mr. Harmon's application to the state board

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Report: 2/5/2015 Senate Education Committee, 2/6/2015 House Education Committee

Here's a report on Thursday's Senate Education Committee Hearing (ANSWERS statewide longitudinal database, SCR 3) and Friday's House Education Committee Hearing (HCR 2, HB 30)

Shana

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February 5/6, 2015 Senate Education Committee, House Education Committee Hearings

Haven't posted in forever.  Here's a report on the February 5, 2015 Senate Education Committee hearing and February 6, 2015 House Education Committee hearing.

Shana

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First Prefiled Bills Released

A report on the first prefiled bills released today.  

Someone asked a question earlier this week about what the BSA will be for FY16. The BSA is what was passed in HB 278 last year - $5,880 for FY16 and $5,930 for FY17.  The amount for FY16 was forward funded last session.  
 
As to any predictions about what might occur regarding education funding during the upcoming session,

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Walker-Mallott December 9, 2014 Press Conference

At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Bill Walker said he may keep Dept. of Education & Early Development Commissioner Mark Hanley and Dept. of Environmental Commissioner Larry Hartig in his administration.  He also discussed his budget process and education funding.  See the full report here.

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Parnell's Proposed FY16 DEED Operating Budget, House Sustainable Education Task Force, ARRC Common Core Hearings

Hello, here's Parnell's proposed FY16 DEED operating budget detail.  This is NOT Governor Walker's budget, but what Parnell would have proposed for FY16.  Governor Walker's budget will most likely not be out until the first day of session.

Details on Parnell's Budget

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