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OPINION: A strategic investment approach to education

By Deena Bishop

Updated: 1 hour ago Published: 1 hour ago

As the newly appointed commissioner for Alaska’s Department of Education and Early Development, or DEED, I am honored to serve the people of Alaska, particularly our youth, as well as our educators and essential state workers at DEED. My unwavering commitment to public education stems from its transformative power in shaping intelligent problem solvers, responsible citizens and diligent individuals.

Since assuming my role, I have engaged in numerous interviews and fielded many questions. Some have asked about my perceived shift in perspective regarding the Base Student Allocation, aka BSA, after the release of the education budget. I have always advocated for investing…

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