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Update: Legislature to address education today

...attached to a budget bill. Groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools, Alaska Federation of Natives and NEA-Alaska called for an increase in funding through the formula over what the House proposed, as a way to help districts stave...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-21/legislature-to-address-education-tod
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Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

...one-time shot," he said.Groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools, Alaska Federation of Natives and NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, have called for a bigger boost in the base student allocation than what the House included...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-16/gov-handles-range-of-questions-in-on
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Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated

...school applications and allowing for students to test of our classes they've mastered.Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, said in a statement that while he appreciated the proposed increases in the base student...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-08/education-bill-rewrite-leaves-some-f
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Tentative education deal overshadowed by Knik Arm

...year, $32 million in 2016 and about $20 million in 2017, according to the fiscal notes.Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, said his group was still analyzing the funding but is hopeful that it would reverse the cuts districts are facing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-24/tentative-education-deal-overshadowe
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Governor's education package to include funding increase

...allocation. That statement was left open for interpretation in the hours that followed.Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, said it "almost feels like blackmail." Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said her...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-23/governors-education-package-to-inclu
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Report recommends insurance pooling for school districts

...upon bargaining rights. Ron Fuhrer, the president of NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, also said mandating that...Public Education Health Trust, which was created by NEA-Alaska, provides insurance to school employees across Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-11/report-recommends-insurance-pooling-
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Union head says schools need more funding

...Alaska teachers' union said Wednesday.Ron Fuhrer of NEA-Alaska told The Associated Press the state is "starving Alaska...student can get is one-on-one with a teacher.One of NEA-Alaska's priorities is an increase in the base student allocation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-30/union-head-says-schools-need-more-fu
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Stevens speaks out on proposed amendment

...and ludicrous given the implications the measure could have on education in the state. Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, a major teachers union, called the decision stunning, saying: "This action holds Alaskans in very low regard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-19/stevens-speaks-out-on-proposed-amend
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Adequate school funding is once in a lifetime for students

...opportunities provided to our students to prepare them for a world that is ever changing and increasingly demanding. NEA-Alaska wishes all the students of Alaska a wonderful school year ahead. Our 12,000 members in your schools and classrooms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-08-20/adequate-school-funding-i
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Educators question loss of control under new federal law

...Basing penalties on such ''high-stakes testing'' will change how students are taught, said the president of NEA-Alaska, the union representing most public school teachers. ''There's an old adage in education: What gets tested is...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042003/ala_042003ala0080001.shtml
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