NORTHWOOD -- Some of North Dakota's brightest students are competing at a new state academic event Monday. Eighteen high school teams are testing their knowledge of English, science, math, social studies, current events and other topics at the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals State Academic Olympic Competition in Bismarck. Teams represent a mix of the largest and smallest schools in the state, including Wahpeton and Fargo.
GRAND FORKS -- The number of workers with bachelor's degrees in North Dakota and Minnesota falls short of employers' demand for that education credential, according a recent study. A new report released last month by Achieve, an education reform organization, reveals a large gap between the number of jobs requiring a bachelor's degree and the number of adults who have that degree.
GRAND FORKS -- A North Dakota education initiative has significantly expanded college and career preparation for middle and high school students over just a few years. A program manager for...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Medical bills can be jaw-dropping. A surgery might be anticipated to cost $1,500 but the bill could be for $3,000. A basic check-up might spur several tests, causing the bill to jump beyond a $25 copay. What happened?
GRAND FORKS — Leah Whigham imagines a future in which dieters could use a hand-held device to tell them right after a meal how many calories they just consumed, and all they’d have to do would be to breathe in the machine. She led a project this past year to develop such a device at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. Having instant feedback could help people correct their eating habits quicker, she said.
GRAND FORKS -- A confession to stealing sparked a spirited debate among students at South Middle School in Grand Forks. With only three lines of dialogue to rely on, eighth-graders recently spent several minutes analyzing the narrator’s self-interest, experience, moral values and gender. English teacher Andrea Simon asked the class if the narrator felt bad. “I say no, she didn’t really care about what she did,” said Isaac Burger.