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

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

Leah Peterson of Fargo , center, holds a pile of more than 1,400 signed petitions protesting implementation of Common Core that were presented to the House education committee on Feb. 2, 2015. Peterson, of Fargo, is sitting in the packed Brynhild Haugland Room of the state capitol during a hearing on HB 1461, a bill that would do away with North Dakota involvement with Common Core standards. TOM STROMME / Bismarck Tribune

Justin LaBar: Common Core Is Not Gone in North Dakota

As elected representatives from across the state of North Dakota assemble for the 65th Legislative Assembly, I have a message for many of them. When it comes to the Common Core State Standards, it appears you have been duped. “By whom?,” you say. By our very own Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler. It seems

Kirsten Baesler asks for the endorsement for Superintendant of public instruction during the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Kirsten Baesler: A Vision for North Dakota’s Schools

In North Dakota, we have a proud tradition of local control of education. We elect our school board members and put our trust in them. We have a chance to reinvigorate this tradition as we go about the task of implementing a new federal education law, called the Every Student Succeeds Act. This law gives

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler holds a press conference Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Fargo South High School. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Supt. Kirsten Baesler: How to Improve Education in North Dakota

In May I announced that the Department of Public Instruction was beginning the process of revising North Dakota’s academic standards for math and English. These new standards will replace the standards adopted in 2011 based on the Common Core. Since May, two committees comprised of North Dakota teachers have met and completed the first draft

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces plans to rewrite the state's English and math content standards as North Dakota School Boards Association Executive Director Jon Martinson (left) and North Dakota United President Nick Archuleta listen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Capitol in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Justin LaBar: This Teacher Does Not Want Common Core Or Kirsten Baesler

As I listened to an interview with North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, on Joel Heitkamp’s show, I realized that Ms. Baesler is either delusional or a liar. Maybe both. On Tuesday, the Bismarck Tribune reported in an article titled, “North Dakota to Write Standards Replacing Common Core,” that Baesler said, “We will

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces plans to rewrite the state's English and math content standards as North Dakota School Boards Association Executive Director Jon Martinson (from left), North Dakota United President Nick Archuleta and North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders Assistant Director Russ Ziegler listen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Capitol in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Leah Peterson: Anti-Common Core Parents Want More Than Empty Promises

Kirsten Baesler’s announcement that North Dakota is moving away from Common Core should raise a lot of questions for parents and voters concerned about our education system. It would be too easy to see this as a ploy to gain votes. Baesler’s own statements leads one to suspect that this is just that–a strategy made

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

Fargo Forum Has A Double Standard When It Comes To Which Candidates We Should Be Ashamed Of

“A teacher who almost got the North Dakota Republican Party’s nod to run for superintendent of public instruction harbors opinions and beliefs that should embarrass sensible Republicans,” opines the Fargo Forum editorial board today. The operative word in that sentence is “almost.” The candidate in question is Fort Totten teacher Joe Chiang who did outperform expectations

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