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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...
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 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 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
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 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...
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...
State breaks ground on SLAM project

...Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp, Education Commissioner Mike Hanley and Ron Inouye of the Alaska Historical Society spoke...from Russia."It really isn't about a building," Mike Hanley commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education and...


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