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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...
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...
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...
New education commissioner to live in Juneau

New education commissioner Michael Hanley will live in Juneau...state law the board appoints the education commissioner, subject to approval of Gov...which Hanley will take over as education commissioner has not yet been determined...
Parnell approves new education commissioner

...Hanley's ability to be a strong education commissioner. "Mike's experience...Under state law, the education commissioner position is unusual, the appointment of the education commissioner is despite a state law saying...
Legislators lament lack of education commissioner

...advocates happy: Alaska had no education commissioner. The state's top education...Parnell replaced former Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux, first appointed...that long to wait for a new education commissioner. Parnell said the delay...


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