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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...
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
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...
Floyd Dryden students get hunters' ed.

...when it is improper to take a shot while hunting and other skills at the JHEF.On Tuesday morning, Commissioner Mike Hanley of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development and Michael Lesmann, special staff assistant to Gov. Sean...
JSD budget could cut more than 66 positions

...about 50 people included Assemblywoman Karen Crane and Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Mike Hanley.Gelbrich spoke of the success the district has had in increased graduation rates at both comprehensive high schools...


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