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Parnell approves new education commissioner

Anchorage elementary school principal Michael Hanley has been named commissioner of the Department of Education...governor's office asked the state board to consider Michael Hanley," he said. The board interviewed Hanley in executive...
State taking steps for NCLB waiver

...plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.Michael Hanley told The Associated Press the decision boiled down to either seeking a waiver or "riding out" No Child Left Behind...
Hanley: Officials look at new accountability system, weigh waivers from No Child Left Behind

...Left Behind and not consider seeking waivers from the federal law, Alaska's education commissioner said Tuesday.Michael Hanley said he's not optimistic the education law will be reauthorized or revamped before the 2012 presidential election...
Education commissioner: Focus should be on needs

...graduation rates, truancy and drop-outs and a need for many graduates to take remedial courses when they reach college. Michael Hanley said he doesn't think there needs to be a paradigm shift to address the problems facing schools. But he believes...
Lawmakers examine school choice

...time also would have allowed for scholarships at public schools.Both Alaska's governor and education commissioner Michael Hanley support the concept of choice, but choice is different things to different people and neither has taken a public...
Alaska senators Murkowski, Begich split on Obama education plan; state evaluating it

...excelling.Over the coming weeks, Alaska's education department plans to study the Obama plan, and Commissioner Michael Hanley will make recommendations to Parnell on how the state shouldThe U.S. Education Department said the plan comes four...
New education commissioner to live in Juneau

New education commissioner Michael Hanley will live in Juneau, where most Department of Education and Early Development staff are located, the department announced Friday...


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