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Community outreach matching grants for local associations

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 [...]

Now Hiring: NEA-Alaska Executive Director

Announcement of opening for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEA-ALASKA NEA-Alaska Headquarters – Anchorage, Alaska APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 4, 2016 NEA-Alaska is the most-recognized organization of public education professionals [...]

‘Let’s work together to educate our children’: National Teacher of the Year speaks out

By Cindy Long Originally published in neaToday Jahana Hayes, history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, and the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, has lived [...]

Teaching teenagers to cope with social stress

"Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity?" Read the full [...]

Campaign spotlights school nurses’ role as community health equalizers

By John Rosales Originally published in neaToday The busiest office at a public school may be the nurse’s station. From managing playground bumps and bruises to administering insulin regimens, tending [...]

Quality physical education makes a difference

"Last week I received a photograph from a teacher at my school. Her kindergarteners were working on an assignment in which they had to count a set of objects and [...]

In first year of teaching, acting more, reacting less, can reduce anxiety

By Sara Ketcham Originally published in neaToday If this school year is your first as a new educator, and you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. The first month or so of [...]

Bringing restorative practices to your school

"Schools across the country are being urged to adopt restorative approaches as an alternative to suspensions, which may disproportionately affect students of color. But restorative practices do more than supplant [...]

What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school

"People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can’t seem to get out of their heads, called obsessions, which often compel them to perform [...]

Encouraging student engagement

"'Be less boring.' That's a low bar for us as teachers. However, improvement is implicit in this command. Face it: some days, trying to be slightly less boring is all [...]

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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President’s Desk

Incoming president Tim Parker

A New School Year Begins!

By Tim Parker, NEA-Alaska President The bulletin boards are up, the new student registrations are complete, and the squeak of new shoes on freshly polished floors echo through school hallways. Welcome to the 2016-2017 school [...]


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