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April 30, 2015

Education Week Profiles North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

May 17, 2017

According to Education Week, “North Dakota officials are bracing for a fight with the federal Education Department,” when it comes to their ESSA plan. Some experts say the state’s plan pushes the envelope on flexibility in that, “school districts would not be required to identify...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

April 5, 2017

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Colorado: Submitted...

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ND Legislature Proposes New Bill

March 13, 2017

Under ESSA, the North Dakota Legislature is proposing a new bill that would allow districts to submit plans to the Dept. of Public Instruction for “education innovation programs that reflect their schools’ individual needs.” According to the Bismarck Tribune, “the bill reflects a sentiment among area educators that control...

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ND Dept. of Ed Releases State’s First Draft ESSA Plan

January 13, 2017

The North Dakota Dept. of Education released the state’s first draft plan for ESSA implementation. The 79-page plan is available to for public review and comment.

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Trump Presidency Unlikely to Change ND’s Academic Standards, Says Baelser

November 14, 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler “doesn’t believe there will be much change to state education standards when Donald Trump takes office.” The main question Baesler is faced with is if the new administration will “modify rules” or “start all over with the negotiated rules...

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State Superintendent Baesler Shares ND’s ESSA Plans

September 16, 2016

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler testified before the Legislature’s Interim Education Committee in Bismarck on ESSA implementation. She noted that work groups are now putting the states ESSA plan together that stated that she “wants to submit it to the federal Department of Education by next...

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Top ND Education Officials Meet to Discuss State’s Education System Under ESSA

September 7, 2016

Top education officials met at the United Tribes Technical College’s annual Tribal Leaders Summit to discuss what’s at stake for North Dakota’s education system under ESSA. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, told the audience that rewriting North Dakota’s state plan...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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