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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.

Congratulations 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year Finalists!

The Department of Education and Early Development announced the 2018 [...]

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Support NEA Members in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is having a devastating impact on thousands along [...]

Keeping the promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness for educators

By Mary Ellen Flannery Originally published on neaToday For many [...]

Alaska Teacher of the Year Wins NEA Foundation Award

Alaska Teacher of the Year, James Harris, was recently [...]

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Innovation Grant Opportunity

Carrs Safeway and the Alaska Council of School Administrators are proud to support innovative teaching practices across the state of [...]

Talking to students about Charlottesville violence and racism

"In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia after one of the largest white nationalist rallies in recent years, [...]

Back to School 2017: How to keep stress at bay

By Cindy Long Originally Published in neaToday As you prepare to head back to school this fall, we’ve put together [...]

Looking for books on social justice issues?

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) just put out a great resource to bring texts tackling [...]

Back to School 2017: How will you motivate and engage your students?

By Cindy Long Originally Published in neaToday As you prepare to head back to school this fall, we’ve put together [...]

From the President’s Desk

Incoming president Tim Parker

Welcome back!

The school year is upon us and across the state, NEA-Alaska members are kicking into high gear. From Kotzebue to Anchorage, our public schools and [...]

Frustrated over curriculum, training and contract issues, teachers pack Anchorage School Board meeting

Anchorage band teacher Philip Walters told the School Board Monday that the district is trying to do far too much [...]

‘Every year it’s harder to fill the jobs’: Hiring teachers gets increasingly difficult in rural Alaska

"In the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Southwest Alaska, classes started this month with about a dozen teaching jobs unfilled. Farther [...]

State release draft plan for Every Student Succeeds Act

"The chance to comment on enacting provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act ends at a Sept. 15 deadline, [...]

After 5 years without a school, the village of Clarks Point brought one in on a barge

"A teacher and his family moved to the tiny and remote Southwest Alaska village of Clarks Point in mid-July. Soon [...]

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