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Alexa Hubbard walks across the University of Mary campus in blowing snow and winds gusting to 25 mph, which created ground blizzard conditions during a 2016 storm. Photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Republican Lawmakers Introducing Bill to Allow Make up of Snow Days With Virtual School Days

Republican Lawmakers Introducing Bill to Allow Make up of Snow Days With Virtual School Days

As we head into another one of North Dakota’s notoriously unpredictable winters, school closures because of inclement weather will be much on our minds. But with school closures come make up days, which see schools opening when they’d be normally closed in order to meet state requirements for instruction time. It’s a drag, but a

Podcast: SBHE Chair Says Burgum’s Proposed Cuts to University Budgets Are Achievable, “We Will Live Within the Budget”

Superintendent Don Morton spoke about Governor Doug Burgum’s proposed 10 percent cuts to the North Dakota University System on the radio show today. “Every organization has room to find efficiencies,” Morton told me, acknowledging that the universities “let programs grow” in the past which perhaps shouldn’t have. “I really like Doug’s approach,” Morton continued. “Let’s

Video: Superintendent Baesler Says Burgum Skipping His Own Education Summit Was “Less Than Ideal”

Yesterday I wrote a post about some grumbling resulting from Governor Doug Burgum skipping a summit of education leaders he had convened in order to meet with the Trump administration in Washington D.C. on the topic of infrastructure. Last night on his television show Chris Berg asked Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, who was appearing live from

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler speaks at a news conference in Bismarck. Photo courtesy of state Dept. of Public Instruction.

Baesler Says Shift Away From Common Core Wasn't A Campaign Choice

Yesterday Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced that the Department of Public Instruction would begin the process of developing new North Dakota education standards which will move the state away Common Core. “We will be producing a superior set of North Dakota standards for our public schools, written by North Dakota teachers, that establish clear and high

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces the gathering of a task force to look into future options the state has for the assessment of students during a press conference on 5-8-2015 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune (must credit Bismarck Tribune)

ND Superintendent Announces Beginning Of Move Away From Common Core Standards

About a month ago I wrote that North Dakota’s Republicans, many of whom were stalwart supporters of Common Core, were beginning to turn their backs on the education standards. Among them the Stenehjem/Poolman gubernatorial ticket and state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler who has had a rocky first year in office, in no small part because of

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