- Bill to encourage innovation in schools
- Apr 13, 5:41 AM: A bipartisan bill to allow school board approved waivers of North Dakota education laws when it would improve delivery or administration was signed by Gov. Doug Burgum on April 3.
- More North Dakota parents opting for private schools
- Mar 28, 4:51 AM: More parents in North Dakota are opting for private schools and home schooling as the debate regarding school choice has grown into a national conversation.
- School choice options gain momentum in North Dakota
- > Mar 27, 6:21 AM: No charter schools operate in North Dakota, and there are few virtual schools. However, recent state data shows more parents are opting for private schools and homeschooling, signaling, perhaps, that more parents are already
- With new administration, ND leaders address school choice debate (CER in the news)
- Mar 6, 8:17 AM: The country's education system could be in for changes under new leadership in Washington, but how that may affect North Dakota schools remains to be seen.
- District works on marketing plan
- > Oct 7, 5:35 AM: Challenges public school districts face today in attracting more students include private school options, open enrollment from other districts in the area as well as an increase in the number of families choosing to homeschool their
- Bringing innovative ideas into N.D. schools
- > Aug 31, 5:27 AM: Ted Dintersmith has spent his whole life as a venture capitalist, backing top entrepreneurs. He now spends his time advocating for education reform and, this week, will make stops across North Dakota showing a film he produced to
- North Dakota prepares to develop plans under sweeping education act
- Jan 4, 6:32 AM: A new federal education law that dramatically changes North Dakota's approach to education will soon be developed over the next year.
- Group formed to address N.D. teacher shortage: Nontraditional routes to teaching to be considered
- > Jun 25, 6:18 AM: North Dakota educational leaders began brainstorming Wednesday about ways to reverse a statewide teacher shortage that’s been labeled as critical in every subject area and is worsening with enrollment growth, a wave of retirements
- 378 ND public schools not meeting No Child Left Behind requirements
- Jun 12, 5:13 AM: 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.
- Editorial: Why N.D. doesn’t choose school choice
- > Jun 9, 8:59 AM: It’s the paradox of North Dakota’s supermajority Republican rule. And nowhere does it show up more clearly than in the Legislature’s refusal to pass key conservative K-12 reforms, including charter schools and a “private school
- Not Up To Par Under NCLB
Number of ND schools have failed to meet AYP, standards established under No Child Left Behind. State has not received NCLB waiver, schools could face sanctions.
Jul 31, 9:39 AM:
- Real Autonomy for Homeschoolers?
In ND homeschoolers are required to take the same tests as kids in public schools. A new bill could change that, provided the parent has a bachelors degree. But here qualifications are irrelevant; the real issue is one of parental >
Mar 4, 11:37 AM:
- ND District’s Tougher Assessment
Overview of new teacher evals to be used in Grand Forks. Explores how they're more rigorous than previous ones and independent of state's efforts under NCLB waiver.
Dec 20, 7:25 AM:
A ND Board okays plan to go with phone company's proposal to offer district Wide Area Network capabilities. No groundwork on what WAN means to students and teachers, though.
Oct 24, 1:19 PM:
- ND Elections
U.S. Senate candidates running ed ads to promote themselves and denounce opponents. Some of these ads, including ones in CT, are from PACs. Gives examples of ads and how they are used.
Oct 8, 1:10 PM:
- Board About Budget
Nitty gritty on district school budget revealed at meeting. He said-she said account of meeting offers little insight into how money is spent to boost quality of instruction and student achievement.
Oct 5, 12:56 PM:
- Evals In Place
ND officials voted this month to apply for NCLB waiver & teacher eval already part of state plan. . Student tests not yet used and principal eval will be piloted. State also part of fed eval study to see if evals have impact on >
Aug 29, 6:15 AM:
- Union Bullies Buffalo
Pits success of kids against prevailing winds of status quo, with students loosing big in Buffalo (NY) since Johns Hopkins U walked away from turning around 2 schools. Union fought evals. A shake-my-head kinda story.
May 4, 6:57 AM:
- PA Open Campus Progress
Legislation for PA open-campus plan moves forward. Plan would provide a range of online, traditional, hybrid courses to students in three districts. Some info on how the offerings differ from current district programs would be >
May 3, 9:39 AM: