State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler

Red River High School English Teacher Named N.D. Teacher of the Year

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Ivona Todorovic and Governor Doug BurgumBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — An English Language teacher at Red River High School in Grand Forks is named the 2023 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. A ceremony was held Monday morning to celebrate Ivona Todorovic in Bismarck at the Capitol’s Memorial Hall. She was honored along with three other finalists…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

ND students among nation’s top performers on GEDs

North Dakota was second behind Wyoming.

BISMARCK, N.D.–State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced North Dakota finished second in the nation for GED test-takers who earned a diploma in the last 12 months. From July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, 498 North Dakota students completed the GED tests. Of those, 439 or 88 percent of students got passing grades. The GED test requires students to pass…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to discuss plans for K-12 education at 3:30 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press conference to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s plan for K-12 education in the fall. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. In addition, Fargo Public Schools and West Fargo Public Schools say they are working on their education plan for the fall. The information provided by Burgum today…

Public Encouraged to Complete Survey about Federal Education Aid

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking the public for suggestions about how to use the federal education aid recently approved by Congress. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has $3.1 million in discretionary federal aid on top of $30.06 million in federal grants to distribute to school districts. A survey is available on the NDDPI’s website…

North Dakota Schools Allowed To Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Local school boards and superintendents will have the final say

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is some good news for high school seniors across North Dakota: some graduation ceremonies will be allowed. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says the governor has amended his school order and is allowing the use of school facilities with proper social distancing, cleaning and other safety precautions. Each school district will be allowed to consider whether a…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum, Fargo and West Fargo Mayors Host COVID-19 Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis and Cass County Commissioner Chad Peterson. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 1,323 positive cases, 32 current hospitalizations, 582 people recovered…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to Host COVID-19 Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Brig. Gen. Robert Schulte and Vern Dosch The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total of 1,107 positive cases, 27 current hospitalizations, 482 people recovered and 23 deaths on Wednesday. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND,…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum and State Superintendent Baesler to Discuss K-12 Education

BISMARCK, N.D.–Burgum and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler are scheduled to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday to discuss plans for K-12 education. Resources and guidance for administrators on K-12 schools can be found here. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, K-12, State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler

New Information Added to North Dakota Education Dashboard

Statewide data as well as individual school district and school building performances are available.

BISMARCK, N.D.–State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says a new year’s worth of school information has been added to the state’s “education dashboard” website. North Dakotans can use the dashboard to look up information about school districts and individual schools. State assessment and A-C-T test results are available. The site also has information about school enrollment, demographics and graduation rates. The education…