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Anchorage School Board reinstates most classroom budget cuts after passage of bipartisan education bill

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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The Anchorage School Board passed a budget Tuesday night that reinstates funding for 69 full-time teachers. Of those positions, 18 work for the IGNITE program for gifted students. The board heard overwhelming support for IGNITE from teachers, parents and students who testified. The legislature passed a bipartisan education bill in the past week that included a significant increase to the base student allocation, the formula that determines state funding for schools. Although Gov. Mike Dunleavy cast doubt that he would sign the bill in a news conference Tuesday, board members...

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