Education survey reveals key issues in schools

Funded by the NEA, an indepth survey was conducted on public education looking at how to make improvements in our classrooms.

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE- Funded by the NEA, an indepth survey was conducted on public education looking at how to make improvements in our classrooms. 

The online survey was open to all public school teachers and households in Alaska. In total, 1,200 teachers responded, as well as 750 households. Both were asked how they see social issues affecting education, and what their priorities are moving forward. 
 
At the top of the list: chronic absences, at-home safety, and drug and alcohol abuse.
 
Surprisingly, the most emphasis is on the high profile social issues.
 
Both households and teachers agreed, though, that the most important issue to address is making sure students understand the skills they need to be successful in the next step. 
 
The survey is the first of its kid, and will serve as a baseline to address the issues at hand.