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Educators concerned about ethnic gap on exit exam

...full round of tests in math, reading and writing produced the first solid data about which teens are failing, said Harry Gamble, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development spokesman. Of 8,659 Alaska sophomores who took the math exam...
High school graduation test being revamped

...numbers. Students have several chances to take the test until they pass. ''We set the mark pretty high,'' said Harry Gamble, Education Department spokesman. ''We were looking for world-class standards.'' This reworking of the tests...
State Education Board approves district spending waivers

...classrooms, to the instructional component,'' said state Department of Education and Early Development spokesman Harry Gamble. ''I think it is safe to say that districts are being more careful about directing funds into the classroom...
Accused North Pole molester taught in private school, despite conviction

...Alaska before the state will issue a teacher certificate to applicants, according to education department spokesman Harry Gamble. Private schools in Alaska, however, do not go by the same rules as public schools. The same is true for private...
Educators question loss of control under new federal law

...failure. ''It's about closing that achievement gap between advantaged students and disadvantaged students,'' said Harry Gamble, spokesman for the state Department of Education and Early Development, which has been pouring hours and manpower...
State urges speedy reopening of Kivalina schoolf

...don't remember a situation where a chief executive officer has come in and closed a school indefinitely,'' said Harry Gamble, spokesman for the Department of Education. He said education Commissioner Shirley Holloway is asking the school district...


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