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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

GOP-supported candidate leads superintendent fundraising

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State superintendent candidate Kirsten Baesler has received campaign money from some of the state’s most prominent figures and has taken the fundraising lead in the race. Continue Reading

Max Laird, Bismarck, column: State schools office needs ‘paradigm shift’

May 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For years, data on schools has been collected and archived but seldom used or reported. But educators face issues every day in which they need to be able to access this information easily and understandably. They don’t have time to gather the data themselves; they are teaching. Continue Reading

3,100 new students expected in Oil Patch; Dickinson South Heart among schools preparing

May 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Officials are worried schools in the Oil Patch may not be able to accommodate the 3,100 children a study released this week estimates are coming to the area this fall. Continue Reading

N.D. school superintendent candidate says student testing too extensive

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Max Laird, a former Grand Forks teacher and former president of the North Dakota Education Association, believes the “No Child Left Behind” law demands too many tests. He said they are of limited usefulness in gauging a teacher’s skill or a student’s progress. Continue Reading

Former NDEA president Laird to run for state school superintendent

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Monson, Potter considering same raceFormer North Dakota Education Association president Max Laird says he’ll run for the job again. Laird ran against Sanstead four years ago and lost. Laird got 45 percent of the vote. Continue Reading

Laird, Hodur compete for N.D. Democratic chairman’s job

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Fargo attorney and a former president of the North Dakota Education Association are competing to become chairman of North Dakota’s Democratic Party. Continue Reading