Kuskokwim schools want local teachers with both college credentials and Yup’ik skills

"When teacher Isabelle Dyment found herself in front of a classroom of kindergartners five years ago, she felt nearly as much at a loss as the scared, crying children just starting school. She came with [...]

Anchorage School District suggests cutting 99 full-time teaching positions to close $15M budget gap

"The Anchorage School District unveiled on Monday a $563.6 million general fund budget for next year with a $15.3 million gap that would be mainly closed by eliminating 99 full-time classroom teacher positions..." Read the full [...]

With historic tiebreaker from Pence, DeVos confirmed as education secretary

"The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary Tuesday by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a historic tiebreaking vote after senators deadlocked over her fitness for the job..." Read the [...]

Fewer teachers, fewer students predicted in draft education budget

"The proposed Fairbanks public education budget for the 2017-18 school year cuts the number of teachers and raises class sizes in the higher grades but provides for all-day kindergarten at three more elementary schools..." Read the [...]

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, charles.boyle@neaalaska.org 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 [...]

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