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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.

Member Spotlight: Lessons from Botswana

By Cristina Casillo, Mat-Su EA Member Cristina Casillo on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa [...]

Rural America: If you shut down schools, you destroy a town

"In states that are mostly rural like Utah, where I’m from, public schools are not only the route to a [...]

Union 101: Making the most of membership

By Cindy Long Originally published on neaToday It was early in Joseph Daily’s teaching career when he got married and [...]

Will federal deregulation extend to school lunch programming?

"The School Nutrition Association has released a set of recommendations for federal lawmakers to consider changes to national guidelines promoting and rewarding healthier school lunch options in K-12 districts, implemented [...]

Senate seeks budget testimony, without a schools budget to discuss

"When the Senate Finance Committee begins open testimony Thursday morning on its latest spending plan, public school advocates will be facing a daunting budget proposal: a 96.9 percent cut to education..." [...]

Wrangell School District fills budget gap, but fiscal uncertainty remains

"The Wrangell School District hosted a workshop Monday on its budgeting process, giving the public a chance to give their input on the $363,000 budget gap. The school board also [...]

Students in Anchorage high schools have something to say about education

"One thing we were excited about was the discussion around excellent educators and making it easier for Alaska students to become local teachers. When we talked about it, we realized [...]

The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class

"On July 8, 2014, I published a post titled 'Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today' by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational [...]

Disagree with a student’s opinion?

"Every teacher knows that kids love to give their opinions. Opinions end up getting shared whether you’re asking for them or not. Sometimes they’re yelled [...]

Young adult novels that teach a growth mindset

"As advocates of growth mindset, we can teach children that heroism does not require obsession with perfection or product. We should show students that we [...]

4 good computer habits every teacher should have

"They say computers make life easier. I say they sometimes make our lives miserable..." Read the full article from eSchool News.

From the
President’s Desk

Incoming president Tim Parker

Inspiring Educators

The more I travel across Alaska, the more I realize how much NEA-Alaska members have in common. The ever tightening budget is raising class sizes and forcing districts to halt programs that have demonstrated that [...]


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