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The Fantastic Forty: ND County Teachers of the Year Named for 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Monday celebrated 40 North Dakota educators who are being honored as Teachers of the Year in the counties in which they work.


Baesler: Free Student Access to Education Software Will Continue

Monday, April 19, 2021

Categories: COVID-19, Press Release

North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said that an educational software program used by about 6,000 students for accelerated learning will remain available at no cost to students and families for the next two years. She encouraged North Dakota districts, schools, and families to continue using the program, or to consider becoming new users.


The Dish On Summer Meals For Kids

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 08:00 am

Categories: Press Release

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is seeking applications from organizations that are interested in operating North Dakota’s Summer Food Service Program. The program provides meals to children when school is not in session.


Baesler Salutes ND High School Seniors Who Had Perfect ACT Scores

Friday, March 19, 2021 at 08:00 am

Categories: Press Release

North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Friday praised four North Dakota high school seniors who registered perfect 36 composite scores on the ACT college entrance exam during their high school careers.


Public Notice - North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Accountability Waiver Request to the U.S. Department of Education

Monday, March 15, 2021

On behalf of the State of North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will be submitting a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year of accountability, school identification, and related reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).


Baesler Chooses New Superintendent’s Student Cabinet

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 01:40 pm

Categories: Press Release

North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said her new Superintendent’s Student Cabinet includes 23 students from across the state, from a third grader to two high school seniors.


Panel To Review Board of Higher Education Applicants

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said the state Board of Higher Education’s member nominating committee will meet Thursday to consider seven applicants for two seats on the board.


Baesler Provides Flexibility for Professional Development Training

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 05:45 pm

Categories: COVID-19, Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she will not require North Dakota schools to close for two days during the 2021-22 school year, which she said will give school districts more options in planning their upcoming school year.


North Dakota School Approvals Completed for 2020-2021

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 06:20 pm

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced the publication of the annual North Dakota school compliance report. State law requires all North Dakota schools to submit these reports.


Supt. Baesler Responds to Gov. Burgum’s 2021-23 Budget Plan

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler provides statements following Gov. Doug Burgum’s budget address to the organizational session of the 2021 North Dakota Legislature on Thursday.