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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...
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...
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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...
Tests show scores for Natives up

...required tests at a 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...
Alaska Digest

State education commissioner resigns Sound off on the important issues at JUNEAU - Roger Sampson, the state commissioner of Education and Early Development...
National search launched for state education commissioner

Alaska officials will conduct a national search to find a replacement for the outgoing commissioner of the Department of Education and Early Development.
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...
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...
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...
Holloway retires

...Commissioner Shirley Holloway will retire Thursday due to health problems. Holloway, 59, the first woman appointed state education commissioner, said the problem is an injury to her back caused when she was thrown out of a car as a child. ``I've...


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