School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler

ND United members seek state to do more to slow spread of COVID-19

In a poll of 756 teachers and education support staff conducted in October, 67% say Governor Doug Burgum has not gone far enough in trying to slow the spread.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota United has conducted three polls since July to hear from K-12 teachers and education support staff on what concerns they are facing during this unprecedented school year. The most recent survey suggests these educators are growing more fearful of the coronavirus and are asking for more to be done to help slow the spread. There…

Interim State Health Officer Resigns As COVID-19 Numbers Keep Rising

It all comes as some schools welcome kids back this week for the first time since March 13th

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says the COVID-19 trend is not going in the right direction. The state adds two more deaths and another 188 positive cases. He also announced the resignation of Dr. Andrew Stahl, the interim State Health Officer. Stahl is returning to private practice in Bismarck. It all comes as some schools welcome kids…

Minot Reading & Math Interventionist Named Teacher of the Year for 2020

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and Governor Doug Burgum made the announcement

BISMARCK, N.D. — Minot elementary school teacher Sara Medalen is North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year for 2020. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and Governor Doug Burgum made the announcement. Medalen is a reading and math interventionist at Sunnyside Elementary in Minot. She also started programs to encourage reading, leadership development, and physical fitness. Baesler and Burgum will be hosting…