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State English, math test results show room to improve

...proficiency standards, but that does not come as a surprise to the Department of Education and Early Development.Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said the results of the Alaska Measures of Progress, or AMP, standardized test released Nov. 9...
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AMP results release date targeted

...state's 54 public school districts.On Oct. 26, most likely following an announcement via webinar by State Education Commissioner Mike Hanley, DEED is anticipating posting the student achievement percentages for English Language Arts and...
Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...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 before...
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...
Hanley: Education will have to be protected at some level

JUNEAU - State education commissioner Mike Hanley said the department, schools and districts will have to work to find efficiencies in light of the state's budget...
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...
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 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...
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...


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