Press Contact

Zachary Mannix
NEA-Alaska Communications Director
(907) 274-0536

Press Releases

Alaska’s educators welcome new commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2016 Alaska’s educators welcome new commissioner “Our top priority is always student success,” says Ron Fuhrer, NEA-Alaska President Contact: Charles Boyle, Work: (907) 274-0536 Cell: (907) 602-2900 (ANCHORAGE) – NEA-Alaska [...]

Tim Parker elected NEA-Alaska President

For Immediate Release 2/11/2016 Fairbanks teacher Tim Parker elected NEA-Alaska President Top priority is ensuring greater student success through high-quality educators in the classroom (Anchorage) – Fairbanks teacher Tim Parker has been elected to serve [...]

Teachers with student debt: the struggle, the causes and what comes next

"Teachers are paid significantly less than many other highly educated professionals. We decided to take a look at student debt among teachers specifically, because we see it as a crossroads of several big trends: chronic [...]

Could LKSD support of Alaska Native teacher training put an end to teacher turnover?

"The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have teamed up to try and solve two problems with one new program. The aim is to address high rates of teacher turnover, [...]

Teacher turnover costs state millions each year

"Teacher turnover is costing the state about $20 million each year, with those costs disproportionately falling on the shoulders of some rural districts..." Read the full story from the Bristol Bay Times.

At 2017 NEA Representative Assembly, educators vow to hold strong, fight for public education

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García greets Friend of Education award recipient LeVar Burton at the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly (Photo: Scott Iskowitz) By Tim Walker Originally published on neaToday  Vigorous debates and discussions [...]