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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...
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

...diploma was removed from the bill. High school seniors are under current law and will have to pass the test, Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said. The test is offered in October and April. But if the bill becomes law before the graduation...
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...It's being overblown. But if it needs to be tightened down, we can do that," Stoltze said.Both he and Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said it was a situation local school districts would want to avoid because it would mean fewer students...
State | AK legislature
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

...state law.The committee did change the appeal process for charter schools taking the approval decision from the education commissioner and placing it solely in the hands of the state school board.Gardner's third amendment was for raising the...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Education reform shouldn't be rushed

...without any way for the state to ensure results? And if a community turns down a new charter school, will the education commissioner be able to override that decision? These questions and many more are unanswered, and there's only two months...
Fairbanks schools seek 180-day requirement waiver

...North Star Borough School District will appeal to Education Commissioner Mike Hanley for a waiver from the state law requiring...state and national disaster.The law gives the education commissioner discretion to waive the 180-day limit by declaring...
Parnell introduces sweeping education bill to whether a public charter school may open. Under the bill charter school applicants could appeal to the education commissioner."No one knows better how to help a student succeed than his or her own family," Parnell said in a statement...
State | AK legislature
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts at Eagle River within the Anchorage School District."There is no prohibition against this," state education commissioner Mike Hanley said. It is also not prohibited in the two bills. But Hanley said it was unlikely for a district...
State | AK legislature
Panel questions charter student transit district's transportation funds."Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the bill is trying to guarantee...bill allows a charter school to appeal to the education commissioner if its charter is denied by a local school board...
State | AK legislature


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