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Baesler: Partnership Strengthens Math, Science, English Education
BISMARCK, N.D., July 25, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said more than 180 North Dakota teachers from across the state are sharpening their classroom skills this week at a workshop dedicated to improving their ability to teach math, science and English.

Baesler: DPI, Ag Dept to Promote North Dakota Foods
BISMARCK, N.D., July 17, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said the Department of Public Instruction and the state Agriculture Department will team up this fall to encourage schools and child-care centers to serve more North Dakota-produced food.

Indian Education Summit Offers Help, Inspiration
BISMARCK, N.D., July 10, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s fourth Indian Education Summit will feature presentations on culturally relevant school instruction, ways to improve academic results for Native American students, and techniques for teaching students who are under traumatic stress.

ND Has ‘Foundation to Do Great Things’ in Education
BISMARCK, N.D., June 8, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, educators and state lawmakers expressed optimism Thursday that a new state law will foster innovative school projects, which will inspire students and position North Dakota as a national leader in education.

State Test Results Available More Quickly to ND Schools
BISMARCK, N.D., May 26, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said school administrators and teachers now have quicker access to student test results, which may be used to make improvements to classroom instruction in the future.

Baesler: ND Sees Jump in High School Advanced Placement Exams
BISMARCK, N.D., May 24, 2017 – School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said a Department of Public Instruction initiative that was supported by the Legislature has dramatically increased the number of North Dakota high school students who are doing advanced coursework.

Bismarck Students Honored For Community Science Project
BISMARCK, N.D., April 11, 2017 -- Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Tuesday presented a Department of Public Instruction education innovation award to Simle Middle School teacher Ryan Townsend’s science students.

Baesler Approves New ND Math, English Standards
BISMARCK, N.D., April 7, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is pleased and excited to announce that she has signed and approved the new math and English standards presented to her from the teacher standards writing committees last month. The new standards are ready for North Dakota teachers and students to use in classrooms this fall.

Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program now accepting applications
Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota University System began accepting applications for the 2016-17 teacher shortage loan forgiveness program today, Monday, April 3. The application process will close May 3.

Baesler: Bill Would Encourage Education Innovation
BISMARCK, N.D. Feb. 16, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler joined a group of legislators and  education leaders Thursday to support approval of SB2186, a bipartisan bill that would give school districts more freedom to use innovative ways to help students learn.

Baesler Seeks Comment On Education Improvement Plan
BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 15, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is seeking public comment on North Dakota’s almost-completed plan for complying with the new Every Student Succeeds Act federal education law.

Fargo, Bismarck Summer Children’s Meals Programs Honored
BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 13, 2017 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that the Bismarck school district and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties have been honored for almost doubling the participation in last summer’s meals program for children.