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Fall Event 2016

This year’s Fall Event “Charting New Waters: Navigating the Profession in the Modern Age” featured a variety of speakers and workshops tailored to meet the needs of NEA-Alaska educators. During [...]

ESP Day: Honoring the hard-working women and men who help educate the whole student

By Brenda Álverez and Celeste Busser Originally published in neaToday From coast to coast, students, teachers, and parents are rolling out the red carpet in a national day of recognition [...]

State picks Data Recognition Corporation for new student assessments

"The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development on Thursday announced the new vendor for statewide student assessments, to replace the problem-plagued Alaska Measures of Progress test..." Listen to the [...]

Alaska education department picks new test vendor for 2017 exam

"The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has selected a Minnesota-based vendor to deliver a new statewide standardized test starting in spring 2017..." Read the full article from the [...]

Looking for community and support, new educators in Arizona turn to the union

It’s tough to make a dollar stretch on an educator salary—especially a new educator salary. Many new educators in Yuma, Az., weren’t sure how joining the union could change that—that [...]

Retired social studies teacher says democracy needs educated electorate

"Maida Buckley has made her life’s work getting Alaska youth interested in government and democracy..." Read the full story from the Fairbanks Newsminer.

The Techy Teacher Joins the TED-Ed Club

"Classrooms exist in an insular environment, and the work done there often feels disconnected from students' lives, interests, and hobbies. However, students today must cultivate the ability to navigate an [...]

15+ ways of teaching every student to code (even without a computer)

"With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself..." Read the full piece from Edutopia.

Literacy skills in career and technical education classes

"CTE classes are a great place for literacy lessons as students are presented with authentic texts like technical manuals, computer programs, and blueprints..." Read the full piece from Edutopia.

Do’s & don’ts for teaching English-language learners

"The number of English-Language Learners in the United States is growing rapidly, including many states that have not previously had large immigrant populations. As teachers try to respond to the [...]

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 12,000+ 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

Shaping our education system

One of the greatest things about living in Alaska is snow. When it arrives, it’s officially time for winter. And winter is when our public schools are finding their rhythm and begin to really thrive. [...]


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