Overcoming Challenges to Early Childhood Education in North Dakota
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Baesler, Burgum Ask North Dakotans To Support Student’s ‘Google Doodle’
Gov. Doug Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler are asking North Dakotans to support a Medora student’s bid to win a Google design contest, which carries a top prize of a $30,000 college scholarship. Connor Honeyman, a third grader at DeMores Elementary in Medora, was chosen last week as the North Dakota winner of the “Doodles 4 Google” contest. A Google doodle is a design that appears on the internet search giant’s home page, where it is seen by millions of users d
Standing Rock students perform in Washington
On Sunday, March 11 Kirsten joined a group of 11 students from Standing Rock as they performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. “I was thrilled to be able to join our students and support them as they performed in this national talent show,” said Kirsten. “North Dakota is proud of these young people for showcasing their talents!” Follow the conversation on Twitter and support these students using #TurnaroundArts. #baesler #kirsten #kirstenbaesler
Breaking: Baesler secures authorization for testing flexibility, despite initial disagreement
The U.S. Department of Education has conditionally cleared the way for North Dakota’s school districts to gain more control over student assessments. After much contention, Superintendent Baesler was successful in securing authorization for several districts to administer the locally selected, nationally recognized ACT college entrance exam to students in grade 10 in lieu of the North Dakota State Assessment. What does this mean for our students, parents and school districts?
Apply for the Student Cabinet Today!
Kirsten is inviting North Dakota students to apply for her Student Cabinet. The Cabinet is a group that offers the Superintendent ideas and advice about how the state’s education system can be improved. Students from public and private schools in grades four through 12 are encouraged to seek a Cabinet position. The application form is posted on the Department of Public Instruction’s website. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. “Having the honor to serve on the
Baesler, Education Leaders Discuss School Safety Agenda
State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said a comprehensive school safety effort should include greater access to school resource officers and behavioral health specialists, as well as training in early identification of potential threats. Baesler and representatives of North Dakota United, the North Dakota School Boards Association and the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders met Thursday in the superintendent’s Capitol office to find common ground on a school safety ag
#NDAfterschool Network is a Success!
On Wednesday, February 21 during the opening remarks of the third annual ND Afterschool Summit, Kirsten celebrated the success of the North Dakota Afterschool Network. “The proof of our success is the growing demand for afterschool programs,” said Baesler. “We have survey data that shows that there are more than 20,000 children who’s parents want to enroll in these programs, but there simply aren’t enough spots!” The ND Afterschool Network is a group of stakeholders from acro
Most Likely to Succeed: North Dakota
Education in North Dakota is destined to be the greatest in the nation! Watch to hear what our stakeholders have to say about it, how Kirsten is leading the cause, and how others are reacting! #baesler #kirsten
Equity in Education: North Dakota’s Progress
On Friday, February 16 Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction joined a panel of national leaders in education to discuss North Dakota’s progress toward ensuring that all students, regardless of color, socio-economic status, or zip code receive equity in education. Since the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Aspen Education & Society Program published Leading for Equity one year ago, states have made promising practices against these
Majority of ND Students Dedicated to School Work
BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 29, 2018 – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced that a survey of North Dakota students shows a majority are invested in their schoolwork and pay close attention to what they are learning, while smaller groups do just enough to get by or don’t do what is asked of them. The 20-question “student engagement survey” was given from Nov. 1 through Dec. 8, 2017. Baesler said it was completed by 72,976 students, or 89 percent of North Dakota’s
Bertsch hoping to help state in student cabinet
Aidan Bertsch now knows he wants to go into government or education. A seventh-grader at Cheney Middle School, Bertsch was selected to be part of the North Dakota student cabinet, which had its first meeting Nov. 10, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Bertsch met with 19 other students in the cabinet as well as Kirsten Baesler, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, who put together the cabinet. “I’m learning a lot about government and how education is run,” Bertsch
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