Creating educational opportunity
Letter to the Editor
With days left in the legislative session, I am pleased with the legislative progress on our legislation to create more educational opportunities for our children.
In addition to putting more money into the classroom and improving access to vocational training, I am committed to providing more access to residential schools. I have seen first-hand the terrific opportunities Alaska’s residential schools provide to our young people. From the Star of the Northwest Magnet School in Kotzebue, to Bethel, Nenana, Galena and beyond, students prepare for careers in education, health care, resource development, and more.
We will work with the state Senate to restore a key provision to increase funds for residential school room-and-board. This will allow more of our young people to gain these opportunities. I am also fighting for our digital teaching initiative to ensure all of Alaska’s children have access to the best teachers available.
A special thanks to Sen. Lyman Hoffman and Rep. Bob Herron for working with me on creating new educational opportunity for our kids.
To learn more about what we are doing for Alaska’s students, please visit: EducationOpportunity.Alaska.gov.
— Gov. Sean Parnell, Alaska