Education Task Force Aims At Higher Education and Career Possibilities

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

The legislature continued task force hearings today designed to get more of Alaska’s students ready for higher education or careers.  The group of 20 lawmakers and experts came together with the goal of coming up with recommendations to improve the graduation rate and reduce the number of students who need remedial studies when they get to college.

The task force was set up by Senate President Gary Stevens, who is also its chairman.  He says the current system is not working.

The Task Force wraps up meetings Friday. They’ll also gather during next year’s legislative session before making a full report in April.

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