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Poll: N.D. has highest confidence in K-12 system; Minn. ranks third

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Nearly nine out of 10 North Dakotans rate the state’s public kindergarten through 12th-grade education system as excellent or good – the highest rating in the nation.

Eighty-seven percent of North Dakotans gave the quality of K-12 ed…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Poll: N.D. has highest confidence in K-12 system; Minn. ranks third

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Nearly nine out of 10 North Dakotans rate the state’s public kindergarten through 12th-grade education system as excellent or good – the highest rating in the nation.

Eighty-seven percent of North Dakotans gave the quality of K-12 ed…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Consultant praises new K-12 funding formula

September 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – A national education consultant gives the North Dakota Legislature an A-plus for its work in providing adequate and equitable funding to K-12 public schools. Continue Reading

ND lawmakers build on school funding shift

May 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota’s government will begin picking up a larger percentage of the local education tabs starting Aug. 1. That’s because a new funding formula for K-12 education was passed by the Legislature at the close of session May 4 resulting in $656 million in property tax relief for residents. Continue Reading

Senate passes new K-12 funding formula

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Senate lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would provide $714 million in property tax relief while increasing state aid to school districts. Continue Reading

Crookston High mulls 8-period day

January 10, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Crookston High School students might be going to an eight-period day starting next fall, but, instead of more classes, it would mean more time for homework. The school is considering adding an extra hour each day after teachers expressed concern about homework completion. Continue Reading

Minnewaukan’s school opens in new development on higher ground

January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Breeanne Hinojos and Ellen Salisbury directed traffic as the first busloads of students filed into the spanking new Minnewaukan Public School for their first day of classes Thursday morning. Continue Reading

Students leave, budget plummets in Stephen-Argyle

December 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The net decline for the Stephen-Argyle (Minn.) Central school district was 36 students, attributed mostly to families moving elsewhere for jobs. With a value of about $10,000 in state aid per student, the school’s revenue stream took a $360,000 hit. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Rebuild America’s mental-health system

December 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Close to 100,000 public schools dot the American landscape. And on the question of how much it would cost to staff each one with an armed guard, estimates range from $3 billion to $10 billion a year. But would this be the best way to spend that sum? No because schools already are extremely safe. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Make sure teachers’ grades matter

December 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Congratulations to the Grand Forks School District for setting up a stronger evaluation system for teachers. Now, the challenge for the district will be to make sure the evaluations count. Continue Reading