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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 [...]

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, [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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

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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