STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Armed Forces Day 2013
May 18 is Armed Forces Day. What is it and how did it originate?
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members fo... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:21 AM
THE NEW FORTY North Dakota Legislators - did you have sex before marriage?
I was unaware that North Dakota legislators put a law in place in 2011 (that became effective in July 2012) that requires K-12 schools in North Dakota to include in sexual health curriculum "instructi... Posted on 1/17/13 at 11:38 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Program helps N.D. high school students
Low-income high school juniors and seniors can get help paying for dual credit courses through the new North Dakota College Access Network administered by Bank of North Dakota.
Applications are avail... Posted on 12/15/10 at 11:55 AM
Recently, the Minnesota Senate passed education bills that send an encouraging message to students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators that we are committed to moving Minnesota’s education system forward and providing academic excellence to our children.
Goals of 100 percent high school graduation, every third-grader being able to read, ending an achievement gap and all students being ready for careers or college after graduation are lofty, but House Democrats say their sights are set on those accomplishments by 2017.
The newly remodeled 600-plus seat auditorium is hosting its first performances as Central students present the musical “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” The balcony original to the theater (and removed in about 1969) has been rebuilt and is ready for a new era of theater-goers.
North Dakota’s governor and Microsoft officials announced a public-private partnership Thursday that a company official said will help narrow the “opportunity gap” for young people who lack access to technology education, especially in rural areas.
Minnesota lawmakers are considering a proposal to do away with high-stakes graduation exams for high school students and replace them with tests designed to gauge whether they are ready for college or the workforce.
The North Dakota Legislature recently voted down House Bill 1466, which would have provided a way for parents to get help for 25 percent of the cost of their children’s schooling in alternative schools. This decision will most harshly affect the poor.
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