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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...
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...
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


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