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Union aims to cut class size

...mandatory for districts, but an option for schools who want to participate and receive funding from the state, said Bill Bjork, president of NEA-Alaska. "It's a carrot rather than a stick," said Bjork. He did not say how much state funding...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062105/sta_20050621023.shtml
News
My Turn: Schools need boost in funding

...cannot wait another two decades. Alaska's children are Alaska's future. And our children deserve great schools. Bill Bjork, the newly elected president of NEA-Alaska, is an honored math teacher who taught in Arctic Village for six years...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090704/opi_mt1.shtml
Opinion
My turn: State doesn't invest enough in schools

...it. Alaska's children deserve it. And Alaska's future depends on it. That's what this lawsuit is all about. Bill Bjork is president of National Education Association-Alaska. John Davis is superintendent of Bering Strait School District...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092906/opi_20060929024.shtml
Opinion
State to defend education budget

...Defense attorneys have repeatedly brought up the role parents play in education. That came up Tuesday during testimony by Bill Bjork, president of NEA-Alaska and a teacher for more than 30 years. "The role of parents in a child's education is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101906/sta_20061019030.shtml
News
School funds hike won't fill local gap

...inflation and retirement-system costs. But it doesn't address years of generally inadequate funding, union president Bill Bjork said in a statement. "Alaska's children are feeling the impacts of two decades of inadequate state funding - plus...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110704/loc_20041107003.shtml
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Fight expected over hike in school funds

...districts need more money each year to pay for pensions, insurance and inflation, all of which rise every year, said Bill Bjork, president of the National Education Association-Alaska. Because schools were "flat-funded" over the last two...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120205/sta_20051202002.shtml
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Teacher's union set for pension fight

...round over pensions, an issue some lawmakers said they consider a "done deal." Sound off on the important issues at Bill Bjork, president of the National Education Association-Alaska, said a major priority of his 13,000-member group this...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/loc_20080118026.shtml
News
Teacher's union set for pension fight

...it is gearing up to fight another round over pensions, an issue some lawmakers said they consider a "done deal." Bill Bjork, president of the National Education Association-Alaska, said a major priority of his 13,000-member group this...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/loc_237833048.shtml
Local
Task force appointed to consider school funding

...Seaton, R-Homer; Bob Roses, R-Anchorage; and Sens. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, and Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak. Bill Bjork, president of the National Education Association-Alaska, said he was disappointed the most recent Legislature waited...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060107/sta_20070601027.shtml
News
My Turn: $1 billion for K-12 schools begins the journey to adequate funding

...called for in Senate Bill 1. This increased amount would help us make systematic progress back toward adequate funding. Bill Bjork is president of National Education Association-Alaska, which represents more than 13,000 teachers and education...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050107/opi_20070501024.shtml
Opinion

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