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Lawmakers plan joint session for Sunday, bucking Walker

...Friday. Confirmation hearings provide a way for legislators to vet and question nominees.A major teachers' union, NEA-Alaska, criticized Walker's picks to the board - the latest nominee, John Harmon, and Keith Hamilton - as unqualified...
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...
Gov handles range of questions in online town hall 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...
Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated 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...
Hanley: Education will have to be protected at some level

...Some lawmakers have raised concerns with Walker's proposal. The president of a teachers' union in the state, NEA-Alaska, called on Walker and lawmakers to keep the $32 million in place for next year "to lessen the impact of future budget...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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