SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Standardized testing at some Sitka schools has been pushed back after the first day of testing was cut short because of Internet connectivity problems in Kansas.
Superintendents of two of Alaska’s largest school districts say a Senate Finance Committee plan to shift teacher retirement costs away from the state and to local governments would prompt layoffs and larger class sizes.
Alaska Senate leaders proposed Monday to roll back a signature college scholarship program of former Gov. Sean Parnell’s and pass pension costs to cities and school districts as lawmakers continue to hunt for cuts to fix the state’s budget crisis.
“Believe it or not, the Copper River School District in the tiny town of Glennallen won the 5th place for school districts in Alaska!”