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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-14/arrests-put-focus-policies
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/legislators-worry-bill-could-create-mor
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/preliminary-education-task-force-report
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080504/loc_fallingshort.shtml
News
AlaskaDigest

...at 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082203/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092502/sta_briefs.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030311/sta_793999099.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041699/Loc_education.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082907/let_20070829013.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Failing schools still need state's attention

...Smith testified. The community and any holdover faculty reject it. But superintendents, former and present state education commissioners and others made lots of other suggestions. Go lay out the problem to a community if the town's school system...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070907/opi_editorial001.shtml
Opinion

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