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Wilfred Volesky, Mandan, N.D., column: Let Kirsten Baesler improve N.D.’s schools

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Baesler has worked collaboratively with teachers and administrators on a variety of issues. She has worked with and lobbied legislators at the national level to make school changes. These experiences give her the skills to deal effectively with lawmakers to make schools better in our state. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Kirsten Baesler for state superintendent in N.D.

October 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mandan has made remarkable progress, and the fact that Kirsten Baesler’s fellow school-board members kept electing her as president speaks volumes for her leadership skill. Continue Reading

Tracy Potter, Bismarck, column: N.D. can help ease teacher shortages

July 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As for affordable housing, North Dakota school districts from Minot to Crosby to Dickinson face an emergency that requires state help. The state Land Board has provided some funding, but with $1.7 billion in the Common Schools Trust Fund, it can do much more. Continue Reading

Baesler leads state superintendent fundraising

June 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Baesler of Mandan has raised nearly $36,000 this year in her bid to become the state’s next leader of K-12 education, according to campaign finance reports. 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

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

Oil Patch schools need help

March 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – North Dakota needs to do more to help schools in the Oil Patch, increase teachers’ wages and address respect in schools, a candidate for state superintendent said Saturday. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Aim higher, N.D. state superintendent candidates

March 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

N.D. should give Massachusetts a run for its money as America’s best K-12 education state. Continue Reading