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Tough test finds most students miss marks

...administered this spring. The results can't be compared to those from previous standardized tests, explained education commissioner Mike Hanley."We've likened the analogy to a minor league baseball player who's hitting .300, gets moved...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate remove ourselves from an accountability model that has inaccurately labeled Alaskan schools," said state education Commissioner Mike Hanley at the time. "In its place we will implement a system that will incorporate data that includes...
My Turn: Reflecting on the good and bad on Alaska Flag Day

...the most northerly in the Union. The dipper is for the Great Bear ? symbolizing strenth (sic)." When education commissioner Marie Drake was tasked with writing a poem to familiarize school children with the new flag, she clearly echoed...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...of rural Alaska. Championed by former Alaska Education Commissioner Jerry Covey, this regional hub system provides...entered into this consent decree in 1976. Then-Education Commissioner Marshall Lind signed a detailed consent decree...
Senate panel includes Kivalina school money in budget is on higher ground, with no access road to it, according to budget documents.In a letter to the state education commissioner in January, Charles Wohlforth, the executive director of the group that pursued the case for the plaintiffs...
Photo: Sign of approval

...Building. The bill also names the Representative Richard Foster Reading Room. In the background are Department of Education Commissioner Mike Hanely, left, and Bob Banghart, Deputy Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums.
AMPed over new testing

...test that aligns to our standards, as well as moving to a computer-based format, was a big step," Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said. "Our districts worked hard to make the changes, and our students adapted well to the change...
Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...required different pass-fail rankings.The new system has been well-received by school districts, state education commissioner Mike Hanley said. "I see engagement and improvement that I didn't see before and I didn't experience before...
Arrests put focus on policies in dealing with the problem. But the laws do not specifically address sports teams.Acting state Education Commissioner David Hespe said the allegations have prompted a review."We do see this as an opportunity to provide guidance...
THCC signs cooperative agreement with state and Microsoft near technical schools," Department of Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said. "As Alaska seeks to graduate...and Policy Director Randy Ruaro, Department of Education Commissioner Mike Hanley, and Department of Labor Dianne...


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