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Building relationships is one of NDDPI’s core values. As such, we maintain close partnerships with outside entities to bolster our effort to provide a statewide system of excellent service that fosters student success. We are committed to collaborating with our partners to continuously identify and address the needs of our stakeholders while proactively seeking out opportunities for improvement.

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North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) works to provide North Dakota citizens – at all educational levels – with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a globally-competitive workplace. CTE is committed to providing career awareness, work readiness skills, occupational preparation, and retraining of workers through the state.

North Dakota Center for Distance Education (CDE)

The North Dakota Center for Distance Education (CDE) provides virtual education to support North Dakota's K-12 schools. It offers all students access to extensive educational opportunities, allowing them to achieve their personal goals and reach their full potential. CDE is innovative and quality-focused in its approach to educational delivery and its scope of services to foster the strength of North Dakota's future.

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

The North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) is an independent board comprised of ten educators, administrators, school board members, and teacher educators appointed by the governor to two 3-year terms. The ESPB oversees teacher licensure, teacher education program approval, professional development, and professional practices.

North Dakota Regional Education Associations (REAs)

Regional education associations as defined by North Dakota Century Code exist to offer the following services:

  • Coordination and facilitation of professional development activities for teachers and administrators employed by its member districts. 

  • Supplementation of technology support services.

  • Assistance with achieving school improvement goals identified by the superintendent of public instruction.

  • Assistance with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student achievement data.

  • Assistance with the expansion and enrichment of curricular offerings. 

The North Dakota Regional Education Association (NDREA) provides support to strengthen the seven regional education service agencies (REAs) across the state. These seven REAs serve 97% of the state’s public schools and more than 115,000 public school students. NDREAs use a systematic approach to effectively share methods and practices that research has found to produce the best performance and results.

North Dakota EduTech

EduTech was created specifically to strengthen education technology tools and offer support and training for educators. Services include professional development, PowerSchool support, technology support, and web hosting. EduTech offers services at no cost or for a nominal charge.