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Sampson to head Education

Roger Sampson was named to be the next education commissioner by Gov. Frank Murkowski on Friday. Sampson, an education consultant and former...
Correspondence schools scolded for reimbursements

ANCHORAGE - Education Commissioner Roger Sampson is cracking down on Alaska correspondence schools that reimburse families for questionable activities, including trips to a water...
A good move to end financial abuse

State Education Commissioner Roger Sampson is headed in the right direction as he tries to tighten up state rules for "correspondence" schools. Well-publicized abuses...
282 Alaska schools fall short of federal standards

ANCHORAGE - State Education Commissioner Roger Sampson said Wednesday that 282 schools in Alaska - nearly 58 percent - failed to make adequate yearly progress under federal standards...
Alaska Digest

State education commissioner resigns Sound off on the important issues at JUNEAU - Roger Sampson, the state commissioner of Education and Early Development, has resigned, Gov. Sarah Palin's office announced. Sampson...
What the test scores mean

...progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act are nonetheless "high-proficiency," Education Commissioner Roger Sampson said in an interview last week. This afternoon in Anchorage the state was scheduled to release the list of schools...
Tests show scores for Natives up

...slightly higher rate than before, even though the target for proficiency has increased, state Education Commissioner Roger Sampson says. Moreover, Alaska Natives are doing better on the English and math tests, given in grades three to 10. Sampson...
Alaska Digest

...districts $1.85 million worth of incentive payments earned during the most recent school year, Education Commissioner Roger Sampson said Tuesday. The payments will go to educators and support staff whose students showed marked improvement from the...
National search launched for state education commissioner

...commissioner of the Department of Education and Early Development. Sound off on the important issues at Commissioner Roger Sampson announced last week he would leave Aug. 17. Eric Fry, an Education Department spokesman, says the state Board of...
Companies vie to provide state with new exams

...better aligned with what students are supposed to be learning and meet demands of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Roger Sampson, Alaska's education commissioner, says the tests have to change to comply with federal law. Also, he said, Alaska...


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