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Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...act required different pass-fail rankings.The new system has been well-received by school districts, state education commissioner Mike Hanley said. "I see engagement and improvement that I didn't see before and I didn't experience...
Arrests put focus on policies

...leaders nationwide in dealing with the problem. But the laws do not specifically address sports teams.Acting state Education Commissioner David Hespe said the allegations have prompted a review."We do see this as an opportunity to provide guidance...
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts

...charter school at Eagle 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...
State | AK legislature
Preliminary education task force report answers few questions

...Commerce President Andrew Halcro. Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, Andy Baker of Kotzebue, former state education commissioner Jerry Covey and math teacher David Nees also serve on the task force.During a Dec. 31 teleconference, Halcro...
More schools statewide meet academic goals

...of 488 schools the year before, the state reported. "The news today is very, very encouraging," said state Education Commissioner Roger Sampson from a press videoconference in Anchorage on Wednesday. "I believe that we're seeing some...
AlaskaDigest least 64 percent of a school's students be proficient in reading and writing and 56 percent in math. State Education Commissioner Roger Sampson announced Wednesday that 282 of Alaska's 488 schools did not make adequate yearly progress...
State Briefs

...oversees federal fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Teacher of the Year finalists named ANCHORAGE - State Education Commissioner Shirley Holloway has named four finalists for 2003 Alaska Teacher of the Year. The honorees are Dimond High...
Stimulus dollars drive demand for consultants

...the competition, leading to an 11th-place finish - just out of the money. Bret Schundler, New Jersey's state education commissioner at the time, took responsibility for the error and was fired. Wireless Generation officials have not commented...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...recommendation to name Cross as state education commissioner. Cross' ``work on...recommendation to name Cross as state education commissioner. Rick Cross named to...recommendation to name Cross as state education commissioner. Home>Archives> Rick...
Failing miserably

...contain words such as "success," "progressing" and "improved." Sound off on the important issues at The state education commissioner and local superintendents seem disconnected from reality. In 2006, Alaska ranked 41st nationally with a 68...


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