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February 7, 2013

Among a littany of other studies, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation releases an annual economic forecast. Their 2013 report, available now, is a great synopsis of Anchorage-specific data on growth within industries, population totals, and unemployment rates.

March 22, 2012

The hoarding of unneeded school buildings by the Anchorage School District is undermining taxpayer confidence. Our overcapacity of elementary schools in particular, is beginning to look like Imelda Marcos's shoe closet. Until the ASD effectively deals with excess school capacity, they will continue to have big problems garnering voter trust for new school bonds.

March 21, 2012

Time to say goodbye to the SRO program? I say yes.

Time to say goodbye to the SRO program? I say yes.

February 20, 2012

When the ASD first received federal stimulus dollars from Obama's American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, we were told this wind-fall spending would produce better results for our kids and that budget growth from this one-time injection would not impact future budgets. That's not exactly how it's panned-out for the kids or the taxpayers. 

When the ASD first received federal stimulus dollars from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, we were told that this wind-fall spending would produce better results for our kids. We were also assured by the district that budget growth from this one-time injection would not impact future budgets. That's not exactly how it's panned-out for the kids or the taxpayers.

January 4, 2012

This afternoon, members of the public will mingle with one of the two candidates to replace Carol Comeau as the new superintendent of the Anchorage School District. Hundreds of parents, teachers and others are expected to ask him questions about his vision for education and what he thinks of the district in its current condition.