• World Cafe11:00 pm to 1:00 am

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

There are currently no events to display.

1410_Thank-you-banner

Senate Education Moves Governor’s Education Bill

By | March 14, 2014

The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee’s lone Democrat.

Download Audio

Sen. Berta Gardner, a Democrat from Anchorage, offered two amendments to Senate Bill 139 in attempt to prevent the forcing of a charter school upon a local school district by the state school board. Her third amendment attempted to raise the per-pupil allocation rate by $404 in the first year and tie it the inflation rate for the following years.

All three amendments failed by a four to one vote along party lines.

Gardner raised objections over the bill saying it does not improve the quality of pre-school programs nor support affective, highly effective teachers.

The bill moves to the Senate Finance Committee.

You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

About The Associated Press

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.