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Member Spotlight: Helping students find their place through Project SEARCH

When we think of a classroom, or even a school, we often have a pretty clear image in mind. However, when you actually spend time in Alaska’s diverse and varied [...]

Alaska’s Education Challenge: Take the survey!

Governor Bill Walker and the Department of Education and Early Development want to hear from you about how we can meet Alaska’s education challenge. Please take a moment to fill [...]

NEA-Alaska is hiring 2 UniServ Directors

NEA-Alaska is seeking two UniServ Directors (located in Anchorage) to provide statewide support to our members. Qualified candidates will have general knowledge of public education issues and the labor movement, the [...]

Kuskokwim schools want local teachers with both college credentials and Yup’ik skills

"When teacher Isabelle Dyment found herself in front of a classroom of kindergartners five years ago, she felt nearly as much at a loss as the scared, crying children just [...]

Anchorage School District suggests cutting 99 full-time teaching positions to close $15M budget gap

"The Anchorage School District unveiled on Monday a $563.6 million general fund budget for next year with a $15.3 million gap that would be mainly closed by eliminating 99 full-time classroom [...]

With historic tiebreaker from Pence, DeVos confirmed as education secretary

"The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary Tuesday by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a historic tiebreaking vote after senators deadlocked over her fitness [...]

5 ways teachers are fighting fake news

"As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom..." Read the [...]

Not getting enough sleep? Tired teachers aren’t usually the best teachers

By Dave Stuart Jr. Originally published in neaToday Sleep is extremely important to the well-being of teenagers – but they’re not getting enough. According to a 2016 study published by the Centers for Disease [...]

Presidents’ Day activities

On this Presidents Day, celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United State. Check out NEA's resources for K-12 classrooms.

Black History Month lessons & resources

To help you bring Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple [...]

What is NEA-Alaska?

NEA-Alaska is an advocate for an excellent public education for each child in Alaska and works to advance the interests of public school employees.

NEA-Alaska, an affiliate of the National Education Association, is an organization of 13,000+ members who work in Alaska’s public schools.

Whether it’s in a crowded urban classroom or a remote community in rural Alaska with only one school, we all aim to accomplish the same task: provide an excellent public education for every child in Alaska. Please join us in our journey.

From the
President’s Desk

Incoming president Tim Parker

Thank You, Delegates

Three days, 350 delegates, and 15 hours of debate. Those are some of the statistics that your representatives to NEA-Alaska’s Delegate Assembly accumulated from Jan. 12-14 in Anchorage. I want to thank each of our [...]


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