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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...
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
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
House Education will hear delay on new standards

...Legislature have the right to know the costs involved with implementing the standards.Her resolution calls on Education Commissioner Mike Hanley and the state board of education to delay their implementation until a cost analysis is completed...
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...


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