Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

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Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Michael Hanley
FY 2014 Budget:$1.57 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in Alaska. The department managed 509 schools and 128,966 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2]

Structure

Mission

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See also
Alaska Commissioner of Education
Alaska school districts
List of school districts in Alaska
Public education in Alaska
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The mission statement of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development reads:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

To ensure quality standards-based instruction to improve academic achievement for all students.

Leadership

The current Commissioner of Education is Michael Hanley.[4] The current Deputy Commissioner of Education is Les Morse.[5]

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education and Early Development has five divisions managed by the officials listed below:[3]

  • Teaching and Learning Support: Susan McCauley[6]
  • School Finance and Facilities: Vacant[7]
  • Libraries, Archives and Museums: Linda Thibodeau[8]
  • Administrative Services: Vacant[3]
  • Mt. Edgecumbe High School: Vacant[9]

State Board of Education and Early Development

The State Board of Education and Early Development is comprised of seven voting members. The board also includes a military representative and student advisor as non-voting members.[10] All board members are appointed by the Governor of Alaska and voting members are appointed to five-year terms.[11] Of the seven voting members, two serve as at-large representatives, four serve as judicial district representatives and one serves as the Regional Education Attendance Areas representative.[12] The State Board of Education and Early Development appoints the state's Commissioner of Education. The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system.[13]

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References

  1. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Department Totals - Operating Budget," accessed January 21, 2014
  2. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "2012-2013 Report Card to the Public," accessed January 21, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "About EED," accessed January 21, 2014
  4. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Office of the Commissioner," accessed January 21, 2014
  5. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Office of the Commissioner," accessed January 21, 2014
  6. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Division of Teaching & Learning Support," accessed January 21, 2014
  7. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Facilities," accessed January 21, 2014
  8. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Libraries, Archives & Museums - Admin Office Directory," accessed January 21, 2014
  9. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "State of Alaska Recruitment Notice," accessed January 21, 2014
  10. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "State Board," accessed February 20, 2014
  11. Education Commission of the States, "State Boards of Education," accessed February 20, 2014
  12. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "State Board of Education & Early Development," accessed February 20, 2014
  13. Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, "Bylaws of the State Board of Education & Early Development," accessed February 20, 2014