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What are the best measures of school quality?

By Brenda Álvarez Originally published on neaToday The National Education Association (NEA) recently hosted an online poll that asked more than 1,200 educators to specify which of NEA’s “Opportunity Dashboard” indicators [...]

NEA-Alaska President Tim Parker Travels Around Alaska

NEA-Alaska President Tim Parker is traveling Alaska to meet with our members, listen to their stories and share his vision for public education. Below is a map of where he's been [...]

Report: Teacher shortage crisis can be averted by keeping educators in the profession

By Cindy Long Originally published in neaToday The United States is facing a major teacher shortage, as schools are scrambling to fill positions in math, science, special education, bilingual education, [...]

Workplace bullying moves food service workers to organize and unionize

By John Rosales Originally published in neaToday For long-suffering food service workers in the Laurel School District in Delaware, who endured years of bullying and hyper-criticism by a district manager, [...]

School district seeks Alaska Native student representatives

"The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking representatives for the 1,232 Alaska Native and Native American students enrolled in local schools..." Read the full piece from the Peninsula Clarion.

Veteran teachers fly across Alaska to mentor those new to the job

"Cathé Rhodes has plastic bins stored at schools across Alaska with sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses, air pumps and dry food, like granola bars..." Read the full article from the ADN.

Schools look to creative solutions to help reduce student stress

By Tim Walker Originally in neaToday The change Chris Boitz saw in his students was gradual but unmistakable. “Over the course of a few years, everything was different—their expressions, their [...]

Mental health in schools: nprEd series

This month, nprEd has put together a series on mental health in schools. Below is a list of the stories and resources they created: Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden [...]

What teachers should know about ADHD & ASD

"Teachers should not underestimate their importance as members of a multidisciplinary team in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD. Communication of what a teacher sees in the classroom to [...]

The lasting impact of mispronouncing students’ names

By Clare McLaughlin Originally published in neaToday Taking the attendance at the beginning of class may seem a routine, if not mundane, task to many educators. But to students, their [...]

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

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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