Applications Open for Summer Food Service Program

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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

North Dakota U.S. Senate Youth Program Winners Chosen

Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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Megha Bharadwaj, a junior at Bismarck’s St. Mary’s Central High School, and Rachel Goven, a senior at Turtle Lake Mercer High School, have been chosen to take part in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in March. The honor includes a $10,000 college scholarship.

Schools, Early Care Providers Encouraged to Apply For Literacy Grants

Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Monday encouraged North Dakota school districts and early childhood care providers to apply for grant funds that will help strengthen the reading, writing and speaking skills of the state’s young people.

A legislative committee last week gave the Department of Public Instruction permission to begin distributing funds from the $43.9 million U.S. Department of Education grant.

School districts and early childhood care providers may apply for a share of the money, which will be distributed over five years. Training sessions on how to fill out grant applications will begin Jan. 14. The application deadline is March 1.

Baesler Announces Results of Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Monday that new survey information about the health behavior of high-school students shows they are drinking less and using less tobacco.

Fewer high school students reported being bullied electronically or personally at school in the survey, which was taken last spring. Fewer young people neglected to buckle up when riding in vehicles, the survey said. "These trends are moving in the right direction and are things we can and should celebrate," Baesler said.

Baesler Announces 2020 School Administrator Conference Days

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has approved a request from the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders to designate Oct. 22-23, 2020, as days during the 2020-21 school year when classes, sports events and practices, and other school activities may not be held.

Lexile and Quantile Hub

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Check out the new Lexile and Quantile Hub! Find new and enhanced tools that fit your needs.

Baesler: New School Information on ND Education Dashboard

Friday, October 4, 2019

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BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 4, 2019 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Friday that a new year’s worth of North Dakota school performance and accountability information has been integrated into the state’s “education dashboard” website.

Leadership Professional Development Opportunities

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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NDDPI is pleased to announce funding support for existing and upcoming leadership professional development opportunities designed specifically to meet the individual needs of school leaders across the state.

Betsy Ames - 50 Years of Service

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 05:00 pm

What does it take to be an incredible school board leader? Betsy Ames has served for 50 years!

ACT Seeking Participants

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 08:01 am

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ACT, Inc. and MetaMetrics, Inc. are conducting an important research study this fall to link the Lexile and Quantile Frameworks with the ACT Reading and Mathematics scales.