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School custodians help students through mentoring

By John Rosales Originally published on neaToday When he started his job in 2003 as a custodian, Larry Everett never dreamed that teachers and administrators would someday summon him on [...]

Stories of Great Educators

We're looking for stories of great educators around Alaska and the things they do to make their students' learning experience a little extra special. Please share your stories below and [...]

Schools increasingly fighting summer slide with learning opportunities

"About 2,000 elementary and middle school students in Pittsburgh Public Schools are getting 90 minutes of reading and 90 minutes of math instruction every morning. But they don’t call it [...]

USDA dictates final rules on smart snacks in school program

"A USDA has announced to all US schools that unhealthy snacks for students must be eliminated in the 2016-2017 academic year, a move that completes the Smart Snacks in School [...]

After years of cuts to playtime, parents and educators are bringing recess back

By Mary Ellen Flannery Originally published in neaToday Last year in Seattle public schools, low-income kids won an equal right to play, thanks to a fierce coalition of Seattle teachers [...]

Be your students’ hero, Teacher of the Year tells RA Delegates

By Tim Walker Originally published in neaToday 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes addresses the 95th NEA Representative Assembly (Scott Iskowitz/NEA) In a stirring and emotional speech to [...]

Creative ways to use (and love!) your whiteboard

"After years of interactive whiteboards being touted as the next best thing for engaging students, the unfortunate reality is that while they have become common in many schools, they are often used as [...]

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3 ways to increase parent engagement

"Parent involvement is a challenge for schools across the country and Joseph Ferderbar Elementary is no exception. Our school of about 500 students is in Neshaminy School District, located 20 [...]

Resources for creating a radically compassionate classroom

"Manifesting the magic of compassion within the four walls of your classroom may not always be an easy task, but it's a darn worthy one. That being said, we only can [...]

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.

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Incoming president Tim Parker

65 delegates represent NEA-Alaska at RA

By Tim Parker, NEA-Alaska President Spending nearly a week in Washington DC around the Fourth of July is usually all about fireworks and patriotism. But for the 65 Alaskans who volunteered to represent their colleagues [...]