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April 11, 2017
ND Department of Public Education pushes forward with project to increase Native American education
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—Spirit Lake elder Oliver Gourd Sr. wants to keep his people's culture alive. He worries they will lose their native Dakota language, with younger generations speaking it only as a second language. He also wants people to understand the damage Native American...
April 11, 2017 - 9:39pm
March 12, 2017
Educators react to ND education innovation bill
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — For North Dakota educators, 2015 marked the end of the No Child Left Behind Act and replaced it with the Every Student...
March 12, 2017 - 3:21pm
February 28, 2017
Baesler praises Fargo's Advanced Placement test success
FARGO — The Fargo School District was praised this week for successfully broadening the reach of its Advanced Placement classes. Superintendent...
February 28, 2017 - 5:55pm
October 27, 2016
ND student scores rank in top five in national science exam
BISMARCK — North Dakota's fourth- and eighth-graders ranked in the top five among states in a national science exam, the superintendent...
October 27, 2016 - 6:12pm
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