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In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average

...approximately two-thirds of Alaska students did not "meet standards" according to a tough new grading scale, Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the low marks show promise and were on par with his expectations."If they weren't (low...
Juneau students on mark with state testing

...pass-fail exam, assesses each students' personal growth and skill level. Results do not affect grades.Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said it's that extra data analysis of ability, such as reading for information compared to reading...
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...


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