Press Contact

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

Press Releases

Frustrated over curriculum, training and contract issues, teachers pack Anchorage School Board meeting

Anchorage band teacher Philip Walters told the School Board Monday that the district is trying to do far too much with too little. "I come before you tonight to ask you to stop, to take [...]

‘Every year it’s harder to fill the jobs’: Hiring teachers gets increasingly difficult in rural Alaska

"In the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Southwest Alaska, classes started this month with about a dozen teaching jobs unfilled. Farther north, the Bering Strait School District still needed eight teachers in classrooms a week into [...]

State release draft plan for Every Student Succeeds Act

"The chance to comment on enacting provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act ends at a Sept. 15 deadline, a month after the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development put its draft plan [...]

After 5 years without a school, the village of Clarks Point brought one in on a barge

"A teacher and his family moved to the tiny and remote Southwest Alaska village of Clarks Point in mid-July. Soon after, barges traveled across the bay, carrying the massive pieces of a building, wrapped tightly [...]