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Community outreach grants – Deadline extended!

Application Deadline: November 4 Now’s the time to be thinking about applying for a grant for your local association. Public relations and community outreach activities strengthen locals through fostering member involvement [...]

Listening Tours around the state

Throughout the month of September, the Anchorage Education Association (AEA) has been holding listening tours to connect with their members and gain member feedback and ideas. Over the course of [...]

Students pinpoint their academic needs in Georgia district

"On Mondays at Luella Middle School, the big, broad goal of 'personalized learning' gets distilled down to a simple concept: Students who need extra help get it. All students at [...]

Laughter, learning, and why teens are such a tough crowd

"The teen brain is like a novelty-seeking missile, disengaged one moment, but capable of intense focus and attention when a task becomes rewarding. I believe it was the late Rodney [...]

From Hmong to Sinhalese, over 100 languages are represented in Anchorage schools

"In an Anchorage School District classroom this month, teacher Bonnie Palach asked her 14 high school students where they were from. One by one they answered: Laos, Mexico, Guatemala, Ethiopia, [...]

Successful community efforts to prevent bullying

"Involving the whole community in bullying prevention ensures that not only the students and staff but also the parents and the larger community work toward shared goals of kindness, inclusion, [...]

Closing the academic achievement gap requires a concerted effort around engaging males of color

"For years, most in education circles have been acutely aware of a “boy crisis” in education — though around the world, girls are less likely to enter school, boys are significantly [...]

Closing the culture gap

When it comes to connecting with students, cultural sensitivity is more important than a common ethnic background. by Tim Walker Originally published on The majority of the 22 students [...]

With autism, school is part academics, part making sense of others

"Colin Ozeki, 16, doesn't like to sugarcoat how autism spectrum disorder has affected his interactions with others, his emotions and his own self-confidence. He sees it as an issue to confront, something [...]

8 anti-bullying resources for schools and classroom

"As part of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, educators and students are turning to technology solutions that allow for anonymous reporting and encourage those who witness bullying to stand up [...]

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

Meet Tim Parker, NEA-Alaska President

By Tim Parker, NEA-Alaska President As a classroom teacher in Fairbanks for the past 18 years, nothing has given me more joy than helping students learn. It’s what motivated me to stay up way too [...]


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