North Dakota

When schools in Bismarck, N.D., scheduled parent-teacher conferences this school year, some chose a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday so as not to compete with the customary “church night” activities for youths in the capital city. Too bad it turned out to be Election Day.
October 22, 2008 – Education Week
Wayne G. Sanstead, 72, has been the superintendent of North Dakota's public schools for 23 years and is the nation’s most senior state superintendent.
February 27, 2008 – Education Week
A comprehensive rewrite of North Dakota’s K-12 funding legislation will avert a legal battle.
May 9, 2007 – Education Week
North Dakota may soon lift its requirement that the state schools chief hold a teaching license.
March 28, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. John Hoeven outlined a plan last week to take advantage of North Dakota’s economic good fortune by spending more state money on education while allowing local governments to reduce their school funding.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
Voters in some states didn't show a lot of generosity toward schools as they voted down measures that would have provided more funding for education in Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio. But proposals in three states that had the potential to restrict spending on schools-the idea known as a Taxpayer's Bill of Rights-were rejected, early returns showed.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
It wasn’t until he took a helicopter ride over Grand Forks, N.D., that Superintendent Mark Sanford realized how much work was ahead to rebuild his school system and a city ravaged by the overflowing of the Red River.
September 21, 2005 – Education Week
An agreement announced July 18 between North Dakota and South Dakota will allow students living near the border of the two states to attend the schools closest to their homes, eliminating longer bus rides for some students.
July 27, 2005 – Education Week
North Dakota teachers will get a third consecutive raise next school year, thanks to a $15 million boost in education spending for fiscal 2006.
June 8, 2005 – Education Week
After nearly 40 years in elected office, North Dakota schools chief Wayne G. Sanstead has formed an enviable bond with voters and schoolchildren throughout his state. But the brisk 70-year-old has drawn increasing criticism from teachers and administrators.
May 4, 2005 – Education Week

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