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Read Across America 2014

...for Dr. Seuss, the inspiration for the event, was provided by the Juneau and Haines Reading Council.The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in...
Empire Editorial: Education reform shouldn't be rushed

...importantly, is the education reform touted in HB278 and SB139 the change Alaska needs? A survey paid for by the National Education Association-Alaska reveals a different problem. According to educators surveyed, factors outside school walls are...
School vouchers move step closer to ballot box

...the direct benefit of any religious or other private educational institution."The Juneau school board and National Education Association-Alaska came out in strong opposition to the resolution, saying it is not a foregone conclusion that the...
State | Local
Survey: Outside influences inhibit learning

...Andrew Halcro, the president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.Over 1,160 teachers responded to the National Education Association-Alaska funded survey that was posted online for three weeks. About 78 percent of the teachers were from...
State | Local
Analysis: BSA increase would still mean bigger classes, fewer teachers

...fiscal impact of the teachers' new contract doesn't rise above the current projection of $1.3 million.National Education Association-Alaska President Ron Fuhrer issued a statement saying the increase was a step in the right direction, but...
State | Local | AK legislature
Parnell introduces sweeping education bill

...per-pupil funding would increase $85 the first year and $58 in the second and third for a total of $5,881.National Education Association-Alaska President Ron Fuhrer said that while the organization supports an increase in per-pupil spending...
State | AK legislature
School District mulls union proposal

...bargain with the district until now," said Willie Anderson, the UniServ Director for the Alaska branch of the National Education Association. "So we made an offer we think will at least get us close to a settlement."The offer ask for a two-year...
Task force co-chair says more info on the way

...done recently, if ever."They had the budget to do a comprehensive job," said Ron Fuhrer, president of National Education Association-Alaska. "They had direction in terms of specific investigations and they did not accomplish that task...
Parnell proposes BSA increase in 'good faith'

...are happening in Juneau and the struggles that rural districts are having."Ron Fuhrer, president of the National Education Association-Alaska, said he didn't trust Parnell's proposal, noting that there wasn't funding for an increased...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Time for a new conversation about education

...beyond increases to student funding and more school choices for parents.A statewide survey funded by the National Education Association-Alaska asking teachers what factors they believe are inhibiting student learning was released Friday, and...


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