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Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated was Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka.With the bill now before the Senate Finance Committee, Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said Tuesday that he would seek to have provisions related to residential school stipends and the...
Democrats offer education legislation

...includes a one-time $5,000 bonus for school administrators deemed "principals of excellence" by the state education commissioner for the next fiscal year.The bills will be introduced Friday, more than a third of the way into the session...
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

...may receive notice of a deadline.High school seniors are under current law and will have to pass the test, Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said. The test is offered in October and April. But if the bill becomes law before the graduation...
Bill to end high school exit exams advances in House finance

...graduating under current law, which means they will have to take the test or have already taken the test," Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said. The test is offered twice in an academic year, October and April. But if the bill becomes...
House Finance takes up charter school education bill

...It's being overblown. But if it needs to be tightened down, we can do that," Stoltze said.Both he and Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said it was a situation local school districts would want to avoid because it would mean fewer students...
What others say: Education reform shouldn't be rushed

...without any way for the state to ensure results? And if a community turns down a new charter school, will the education commissioner be able to override that decision?These questions and many more are unanswered, and there's only two months...

...course credit. It also would allow charter school applicants denied by local school boards to appeal to the state education commissioner and it addresses residential schools and tax credits for certain education contributions.Parnell, who had...
Parnell lays out vision for education creation with no path to appeal. He said there needs to be a way to appeal such decisions to the state education commissioner. He said he also proposed that all state, local and federal funding, except some capped district administrative...
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...
Education Board revises rules for school closures

...Alaska public schools. Old school closure rules written in the 1970s were outdated, said Shirley Holloway, education commissioner. The need for revisions was apparent after the abrupt three-week closure last February of the village school...


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