Education funding and outcomes | Talk of Alaska

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The Anchorage School District Education Center on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

What is the best way to support students, teachers and schools for Alaska’s future? There are many competing ideas for how to get the most impact out of education funding and how that funding should be prioritized. What do education leaders say is most needed and how can Alaskan families support their local schools when budgets are tight? We discuss best practices for educational outcomes on this Talk of Alaska.

NOTE: Due to technical issues, this episode of Talk of Alaska is shorter than a typical program.



GUESTS: Lori Townsend

  • Dr. Deena Bishop, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
  • Dr. Lisa Parady, Executive Director, Alaska Council of School Administrators
  • Felix Myers, Senior student advisor, State Board of Education and Early Development



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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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