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378 ND public schools not meeting No Child Left Behind requirements: Baesler says AYP goals lofty, unrealistic

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Hundreds of public schools in North Dakota are not meeting requirements set by federal law, but the goal set is unrealistic, the state’s top education administrator said.

Of the 455 public schools in the state, only 77 met Adequate Y…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Department of Public Instruction goal: 100 percent immunized or exempt students

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Nearly 10,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students across the state are not fully immunized, according to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. That’s about 8 percent of the elementary and secondary academic population. Continue Reading

Baesler secures ballot spot for superintendent of public instruction

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Kirsten Baesler appeared to have secured a spot on the November ballot in the superintendent of public instruction race Tuesday, but the race for the second spot remained close at press time. Continue Reading

Some North Dakota schools pokey on bullying policy

June 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Schools across the state are taking an approach often used by students: waiting until the last minute to turn in their homework. The state Department of Public Instruction has received only 74 bullying policies of the 235 required to be turned in by July 1. Continue Reading

Kirsten Baesler, Mandan, N.D., letter: Grant can take schools from ‘good’ to ‘great’

May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This is an exciting time for education in North Dakota. We’re entering a new era with new opportunities to take our public schools from good to great.
The funding provided by Succeed 2020 will help bring North Dakota’s public education system to an entirely new level. Continue Reading

Only 37 percent of N.D. school districts make ‘adequate yearly progress’

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new report from the state’s Department of Public Instruction shows that only 67 of the 178 public school districts, or about 37.6 percent, met their “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP, this past school year. Continue Reading