House Education Committee

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)

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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.

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HB 151: School Grading Systems and School Improvement

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 the House Education Committee spent two more hours on HB 151, and the more testimony I hear on the bill, the more it sounds like something that is certainly well-intentioned, but which confuses the issue of school grading with school improvement and would be unworkable for Alaska.  Rep. Paul Seaton, Rep. Peggy Wilson, and Rep. Dan Saddler all sounded pretty skeptical of the efficacy of HB 151, and they all made good points in their discussion of the bill.

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Parental "Volunteer" Requirements at Alaska Charter Schools

I found the discussion during Monday's House Education Committee hearing about how “charter schools are so much better because of parental involvement, and how can we make other parents more involved – it would just solve much of the problems, and we can’t make it easier for parents to have their children attend charter schools by providing transportation, meals, and charter school facilities, because then the parents wouldn’t be as committed to making the charter schools successful” very difficult to listen to because of my personal experience with a charter school and the “volunteer” time

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