News

Meeting the Needs of College-bound Students

Monday, October 25, 2021

Categories: Blog

When North Dakota colleges and universities started seeing an increase in the number of students having to take remedial courses in English and math, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction stepped up to create the College Ready English and Math (CREAM) program.


Make Your Voice Heard On Student Learning

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Press Release

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking North Dakotans for their opinions about the skills students should learn as they move through the state public education system, as part of the work of establishing a state “learning continuum.”


Preparing Students for Success

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 04:20 pm

Categories: Blog

Not every student who graduates from high school will go to college. Some might enter the workforce and others might enlist in the military. Making sure students are successful, no matter what they choose, is the goal of the North Dakota Choice Ready initiative.  


New Test Data Shows Pandemic Learning Decline in ND Schools

Monday, October 11, 2021

Categories: Press Release

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Thursday that new test information shows a decline in student math and English proficiency during the 2020-21 school year.  The results offer evidence about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected student learning in North Dakota.


Changing the One-Size-Fits-All Education Model

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 02:30 pm

Categories: Blog

DPI believes that every child deserves a personalized learning experience. In 2017, DPI and partners across the state garnered support for SB 2186, which created a pilot program that fosters personalized, competency-based learning in North Dakota. This initiative supports the North Dakota PK-12 Strategic Vision that all students will graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be successful.


Grants Will Help Students Whose Learning Was Affected by Pandemic

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 05:30 pm

Categories: COVID-19, Newsletter

North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced a new grant program to fund learning opportunities outside of school for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Five-Minute Brain Breaks Can Help Us All

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 03:00 pm

Categories: Blog

When you hear the word literacy, you may think of reading and writing. But it is so much more. Literacy involves a wide variety of skills, including listening, speaking, comprehension and problem solving. It is the foundation for lifelong success at home, school and in the community.


Bret Dockter Named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 02:55 pm

Categories: Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 27, 2021 – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday that Bret Dockter, a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey, has been named North Dakota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.


Giving Students a Pathway Up with Computer Science

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 09:00 am

Categories: Blog

Most of us grew up knowing the ‘3 Rs’ were the foundations of learning in our schools. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are still important, but why not make those foundations stronger with computer science? NDDPI continues to advocate for the value of including computer science and cybersecurity in K-12 curriculum across the state.


Transforming Lives Through Adult Education

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 09:00 am

Categories: Blog

What do a college president, an astronaut, a preschool teacher, and a U.S. Surgeon General have in common? Each of these people dropped out of school as teenagers. Years later, they enrolled in adult education to improve their lives. The North Dakota GED pass rate is one of the highest in the nation. For the 2020-21 school year, 453 GEDs were earned, which equates to an 86 percent pass rate.