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NEA-Alaska endorses Berkowitz for governor

JUNEAU - The political arm of an Alaska teachers' union has endorsed Democrat Ethan Berkowitz for governor. Barb Angaiak, president of the National Education Association-Alaska, says this is the group's first gubernatorial endorsement...
Regional News
In Alaska, Constitution no cure for education woes

...History and Alaska History, which encompass the topics these bills attempt to prescribe," Alaska chapter president Barb Angaiak said in a statement. "Both bills provide for additional testing of students who are already saturated with benchmarks...
Mixed reviews for Alaska's school funding increase

...of cash next year."We're happy with additional funding, and we thank everyone who helped us get there," said Barb Angaiak, president of NEA of Alaska. "But we could have had a much better mechanism so that schools would have a reliable...
Alaska education funding issues remain unresolved heading into legislative session's last week

...much more new money into funding education in the same way if better results aren't seen in improving the system. Barb Angaiak, president of National Education Association-Alaska, said the teachers' union accepts responsibility for ensuring...
Alaska senators Murkowski, Begich split on Obama education plan; state evaluating it

...shouldThe U.S. Education Department said the plan comes four years after it was due to have been rewritten by Congress.Barb Angaiak, president of a major teachers' union in Alaska, said she hasn't seen the specifics of the plan but is pleased...
Parnell hints at one-time education bump

...future years - meaning districts can't count on that money being there in the future either.NEA-Alaska President Barb Angaiak said that's not what the state's schools need. "I am shocked at the governor's failure to address the needs...
State | Local
Despite no layoffs, Alaska to get layoff prevention money

...Title 1 program, which provides additional help for educating children from poor families. NEA-Alaska President Barb Angaiak said she couldn't name any schools in Alaska facing teacher cuts because of budgets. "We haven't had a lot of...
State creates new rural education job

...involved intimately in the education of their children," LeDoux said. National Education Association-Alaska President Barb Angaiak praised the attention LeDoux was bringing to rural education in Alaska, and said she'll be watching who is hired...
Carlson appointed state rural education director

...Early Development Larry LeDoux, who has made improving rural education a focus of his efforts. NEA-Alaska President Barb Angaiak praised LeDoux for creating the position and choosing an Alaskan with impressive credentials to fill it. Union leader...
Incumbent Doll wins most support from labor unions

...Association of Alaska has endorsed both candidates, the first time they've done that in three elections, President Barb Angaiak said. "We've got two candidates who are right on our priority issues of school funding and restoring retirement...


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