What is NEA-Alaska?

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

Study after study reiterates the fact that a quality teacher in every classroom supported by quality education support professionals is the number one ingredient in delivering the best education possible to our children. NEA-Alaska, an affiliate of the National Education Association, is an organization of 12,000+ members who work in Alaska’s public schools.

Every child in Alaska gets one shot at receiving the best education possible.

We take our obligation seriously and aspire to exceed the expectations of parents, communities, and most importantly, our students.

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.

Alaska DEED hosts ESSA Interactive Webinars for the Public

The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) will be holding interactive webinars for the public to provide input on how to craft the education plan for Alaska to [...]

This Anchorage high school is bringing drones into the classroom

"When Lee Butterfield was a high school student, he felt frustrated. What he learned inside of the classroom seemed two decades behind what was happening outside the classroom, in the [...]

Getting Derailed Parent-Teacher Relationships Back on Track

By Brenda Álvarez Article from NEA Today Hello and welcome to the Blame Game, where parent blame teachers and teachers blame parents for low grades, mischievous behavior, and everything under [...]

Podcast: Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez

"Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified teacher. Her twelve years of classroom experience include teaching English language arts in middle school and preparing pre-service teachers at the college level. [...]

Change the Game for Girls in STEM: We Don’t Need More, We Need Different

"More coding camps and Maker Faires aren’t going to solve the diversity problem in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We don’t simply need more, we need different. We need [...]

How Trauma is Changing Children’s Brains

By Mary Ellen Flannery Article from NEA Today For several years, John Snelgrove began his workweek with a lengthy fax from the local police, listing the home addresses where officers had [...]

AK Students First


With the price of oil plunging and a projected state budget deficit of $3.6 billion, Alaska’s students need real leadership in Juneau now more than ever. With public education funding already stripped to the bone, Alaska’s students cannot afford even further cuts… Read more at akstudentsfirst.org.