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Panel questions charter student transit

...we are really doing is siphoning funds from the school district's transportation funds."Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the bill is trying to guarantee some form of transportation for charter school students. He said the provision...
State | AK legislature
House Education will hear delay on new standards

...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
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts

...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 such as Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Tech for home school bill sticks in committee

...students' guardians and certified teachers with school districts supervising the effort.Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley told the committee he had worked with Dunleavy on the wording of the bill."Frankly, the department monitors districts...
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

...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 date of high school...
Parnell education bill critiqued in joint hearing

...This will take funds away from traditional schools," Wilson said, speaking to Alaska's education commissioner, Mike Hanley.Hanley acknowledged both concerns as legitimate, though he said he couldn't envision circumstance where a charter...
High schoolers push for end to Alaska's exit exam

...Such an exit test was first given to seniors in 1998, but only about 50 percent showed a proficiency in core areas, Mike Hanley, Alaska education and early childhood development commissioner, has said.The test has been revised over the years...
House Finance tackles charter school worries

...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 on their rolls...
State | AK legislature
Bill could cut high school exit exam

...helped antiquate the "high-stakes exam that puts a public school student's high school diploma on the line," said Mike Hanley, Commissioner of Education & Early Development."It's currently unneeded, and just an additional hurdle that's...
Fairbanks schools seek 180-day requirement waiver

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will appeal to Education Commissioner Mike Hanley for a waiver from the state law requiring schools to be open for at least 180 days.Fairbanks schools Friday closed for a fourth...


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