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by Your Alaska Link News Team

JUNEAU, AK- Lawmakers passed House Bill 278 or, Alaska's Education Opportunity Act.

    
The legislation provides new education opportunities such as charter, correspondence and residential schools and vocational training.
 
The bill also includes a significant increase to school funding.
 
It also eliminates the high school graduation qualifying exam, replacing it with a students choice of the ACT, SAT or Work Keys assessment test.
 
The final package commits 300 million dollars to the state's public schools over the next three years, half of which will go into the BSA and the other half outside the BSA.
    
The current BSA is 5,680 dollars.

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