New law funds pilot program on curriculum

New education legislation signed into law on July 30 establishes and funds a three-year pilot program to identify and test curriculum for each grade level in four rural and urban school districts.

If successful, that curriculum would then be made available to every district.

Senate Bill 104 also includes a measure to provide for 25 percent of the state’s tax revenue from marijuana to go toward drug education, prevention and treatment programs.

Gov. Bill Walker signed the bill into law at the Anchorage School District’s 2018 Learning and Leadership Summit, attended by Superintendent Deena Bishop, with principals, teachers and staff from the district preparing for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.