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Summit to Spotlight Classroom Inclusion of Indian History, Culture

Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Press Release

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said this week’s North Dakota Indian Education Summit will focus on ways to integrate instruction about North Dakota’s five tribes into the curriculum of the state’s K-12 schools.


McHugh, Nelson Named to State Education Board

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Thursday announced that Mike McHugh and Eric Nelson will be joining the North Dakota Board of Public School Education, which provides guidance and oversight for the state’s K-12 system.


Lowell Milken Presents 2021 North Dakota Milken Educator Award Recipient with $25,000 Cash Prize at National Forum

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, presented 2021 North Dakota recipient Erica Quale with her $25,000 cash prize on June 3, 2022, at a national forum held at UCLA in Los Angeles.


School Board Leadership Training Focuses On Student Results

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:40 am

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota school board members have begun new leadership training sessions, which are intended to sharpen their focus on improving their students’ academic performance.


School Board Training Provides Focus

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Blog

‘Student outcomes don’t change until adult behaviors change.’

The above statement is the focus of the recently-introduced North Dakota Be Legendary School Board Leadership Institute, a training program specifically developed for North Dakota school board members.


Baesler Announces Major Online Learning Upgrade

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 08:00 am

Categories: Press Release

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that North Dakota school districts will have free access to software that allows students, teachers, and families to have simple, quick, and easy access to all their online classroom learning tools.


Migrant Summer School Program Provides Opportunity

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Blog

There were once nine schools in North Dakota offering migrant summer programs. Currently, two are offered in Grafton and Manvel for K-12 students (up to 21 years of age) of families of migrant workers. 

The North Dakota Migrant Education Program is entirely funded by the federal government. A migrant worker is defined as a person who moves to another area to find employment. North Dakota sees an influx of seasonal workers in the spring and summer, and some move their families with them wherever they go. Last year, North Dakota served 215 students, with just over 30 enrolled in the distance program.


Inspiring Student Engagement and Academic Success

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 09:00 am

Categories: Blog

Education has always been a fast-changing system, even more so in the last few years. Recently the education system has made great shifts in the way that students and teachers interact with curriculum and learning, in general. It is inspiring and admirable to witness how many teachers, like Dunseith Elementary music teacher Tim Hines, have taken this shift in stride.


Initiative Supports Special Education and will Benefit all Students

Monday, May 23, 2022 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Blog

The ‘All for One, One for All’ program provides opportunities for eligible Fargo Public School District educators to receive additional compensation by participating in additional professional development and/or receiving an additional endorsement on their teaching license.


Grants Provide Summer Learning and Fun

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that the Department of Public Instruction has awarded $200,000 in grants to 11 summer learning programs across the state.