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Rick Cross named to state education leadership spot...EMPIRE Gov. Tony Knowles today praised Rick Cross as a leader in education with a commitment...Archives Gov. Tony Knowles today praised Rick Cross as a leader in education with a commitment...
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...summer before making a final decision in September. The scores shouldn't cause panic, said Education Commissioner Rick Cross at an Anchorage press conference today. Sophomores have two more years to pass the tests, he said. And he said it...
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...member of the Juneau School Board, was appointed to the state Board of Education this spring. Education Commissioner Rick Cross recommended quick adoption of the standards. ``We have real issues to deal with,'' he said. ``But we can't...
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...DAILY NEWS The following editorial appeared in the June 27 edition of the Anchorage Daily News: Alaska education chief Rick Cross is right when he says there's no need to panic over Alaska sophomores' high failure rate in writing and math in the...
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...first for Alaska. And it remains to be seen if private management will work here, said Alaska Education Commissioner Rick Cross. ``We're going to need to see how people in villages and the smaller communities feel about it,'' he said. Villagers...
EdWeek report flunks Alaska school again

...the state's education system. But Alaska education officials say the report is what should get a terrible grade. Rick Cross, deputy director of the state Department of Education, said the magazine, Education Week, didn't take into account...
Governor tries to sell school plan to students

...their teachers had taken the test and what happens if they don't pass the exam. Department of Education Commissioner Rick Cross fielded some of those questions. Students were assured they'll have multiple chances to take the test up to age 21...
Funding change worries some school officials

...students must pass an exit exam before they can get a diploma. Today, at the Baranof Hotel, AASB members heard from Rick Cross, deputy commissioner with the Department of Education. Cross used an automotive analogy to describe the state of funding...
Lawmakers OK Knowles' picks

...Legislators didn't get to vote on the appointment of Rick Cross as commissioner of the Department of Education, but...the state Board of Education. ``This board hired Rick Cross,'' Sen. Robin Taylor said as he voted against the...
Thank you . . .

...of issues. The speakers during the series were Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer; Jim Ayers; Commissioners Michelle Brown, Rick Cross, Ed Flanagan and Margaret Pugh; Senators Johnny Ellis and Kim Elton; Representatives Ethan Berkowitz, Tom Brice...


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