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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
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March 7, 2016
N.D. initiative aims to boost number of students taking Advanced Placement exams
BISMARCK--The state Department of Public Instruction announced Monday that all North Dakota high school students can now take one Advanced Placement test in English, mathematics or science--including computer science--with the cost paid for by the state. Low-income high school students...
March 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
March 2, 2016
GED students pass high school equivalency test retroactively
BISMARCK -- A reduction in the score needed to pass the General Educational Development test means that 100 North Dakotans who previously did not succeed over the past two years will receive the credential. The change announced earlier this year applies to test takers nationwide who...
March 2, 2016 - 6:09pm
February 16, 2016
Baesler promotes Matzke to assistant superintendent of ND schools
BISMARCK – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has promoted a Department of Public Instruction manager to the job of assistant superintendent...
February 16, 2016 - 11:49am
August 12, 2015
Baesler supports hiring community experts to help in teacher shortage
BISMARCK -- North Dakota state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler expressed support for hiring community experts to help fill a shortage of teachers during a monthly state Republican Party chairman's luncheon held Tuesday at the Bismarck Radisson. In addition,...
August 12, 2015 - 9:38am
May 21, 2015
DPI seeks public comment on state equity plan
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler are seeking public comment on a state equity plan aimed at ensuring that all students have good teachers. The U.S. Department of Education has required states to submit their...
May 21, 2015 - 3:06pm
April 15, 2015
House kills bill proposing education foundation to accept private donations
BISMARCK – House lawmakers warned about the potential for big corporations to wield their influence over North Dakota classrooms as they scrapped...
April 15, 2015 - 8:14pm
April 13, 2015
Lawmakers opt not to pass ‘opt-out’ bill
BISMARCK - The "opt-out bill" that has garnered debate over parents' ability to control whether their kids take certain school tests died Monday...
April 13, 2015 - 9:29pm
Supporters worry schools could miss out on millions in donations if foundation bill dies
BISMARCK – Officials from two of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies are urging North Dakota House lawmakers to approve legislation...
April 13, 2015 - 4:19pm
March 28, 2015
Teacher licensing board to consider action against Baesler, Tschosik
BISMARCK — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and former fiancé Todd Tschosik will appear on the agenda of an upcoming meeting of the state’s teacher licensing board. The Education Standards and Practices Board is slated to discuss both educators...
March 28, 2015 - 5:20pm
March 25, 2015
North Dakota districts resume Common Core-aligned test after delay
A test gauging North Dakota students' knowledge on new educational standards was delayed a second time Wednesday after a problem with the testing...
March 25, 2015 - 7:58pm
March 20, 2015
Charge against Baesler dropped
BISMARCK – A criminal charge accusing state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler of striking her then-fiancé with an object...
March 20, 2015 - 3:28pm
February 10, 2015
Baesler invites applications for Student Cabinet
BISMARCK — Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler is seeking applicants for her new Student Cabinet, which will provide ideas and opinions about how to improve education in the state. North Dakota students in grades 4 through 12, from both public and private schools,...
February 10, 2015 - 10:16pm
North Dakotans divided on education standards
FARGO — Leah Peterson of Fargo said she wants high education standards, but opposes the way Common Core State Standards came to be. “It’s not necessarily one or two things,” said Peterson, an active member of the group Stop Common Core in North Dakota. “It’s a combination...
January 10, 2015 - 8:03pm
Fargo lawmaker trims massive Common Core record request
FARGO — A staunch opponent of North Dakota’s adoption of Common Core standards for English and math has withdrawn several massive open records requests with the Department of Public Instruction and agreed to work with the state agency more informally to get the information he...
January 10, 2015 - 8:02pm
From both sides of the tracks: Like everyone else, train workers have to deal with accidents
LARIMORE — About a year and a half ago, local railway engineer Matt Fossum was working on a train that struck an automobile with two people...
January 10, 2015 - 7:22pm