South Dakota

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2021 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. Noem initially appeared eager to deliver what looked like an easy win for social conservatives. South Dakota's GOP-led legislature passed a bill banning transgender women and girls participating in women's sports leagues, and the Republican governor declared herself “excited to sign” the bill. But Noem’s enthusiasm faded surprisingly fast and she came up with a “partial veto" to exclude collegiate athletics. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
Education How a Fight Over Transgender Athletes Descended Into Confusion, Political Finger-Pointing
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues.
The Associated Press, April 1, 2021
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School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
Keith Srakocic/AP
School & District Management Districts Offer Cash to Families Who Skip the School Bus
Facing big transportation costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts will pay parents or caregivers to get their kids to school, or charge them for the bus ride.
Daarel Burnette II, September 10, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Dakota
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Library Media Specialist Stacy Olson shows kindergarteners at Rita Murphy Elementary School in Bismarck, N.D., how to draw a circle using small, handheld robots called Ozobots that move and follow a marker line.
Library Media Specialist Stacy Olson shows kindergarteners at Rita Murphy Elementary School in Bismarck, N.D., how to draw a circle using small, handheld robots called Ozobots that move and follow a marker line.
Kristina Barker for Education Week
Privacy & Security K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From 'Constant Barrage of Attacks'
In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
Benjamin Herold, March 19, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Dakota
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Assessment N.D. Districts Can Substitute ACT for State Test
The first-of-its-kind move stems from a new kind of testing flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Catherine Gewertz, March 20, 2018
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Jake Ruhl, left, Easton Bigham and Zahraa Almohanna eat lunch together at Starkville Early Learning Collaborative in Starkville, Miss.
Jake Ruhl, left, Easton Bigham and Zahraa Almohanna eat lunch together at Starkville Early Learning Collaborative in Starkville, Miss.
Andrea Morales for Education Week
Accountability Photos Inside Classrooms in Three States: Quality Counts 2018
The 22nd edition of Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings focuses on state-by state assessment of public education.
Education Week Photo Staff, January 18, 2018
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School & District Management North Dakota Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 16th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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Education North Dakota the Latest State to Win ESSA-Plan Approval
With the plan's approval, North Dakota's educators will experience some of the nation's most dramatic changes under the Every Student Succeeds Act this fall.
Daarel Burnette II, September 1, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act In Some States, ESSA Means More Powers for Local School Boards
Some states, such as California, Kentucky and North Dakota plan to use the Every Student Succeeds Act to bolster the decision-making powers of their local school boards in the coming years.
Daarel Burnette II, May 19, 2017
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North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler addresses educators at one of two summit meetings on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler addresses educators at one of two summit meetings on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan.
Ben Gumeringer for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act State to Educators: Here's What ESSA Means for You
North Dakota principals, district officials, and others who will do the heavy lifting get first-hand briefings on the new K-12 law from those who prepared their state's plan.
Daarel Burnette II, May 15, 2017
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Social Studies North Dakota Introduces Native American History
North Dakota is the latest state to make a push for integrating Native American or other ethnic studies into school curricula.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, April 20, 2017
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Standards North Dakota Bill Targets Common Core in Both Substance and Name
North Dakota lawmakers fended off an effort to ensure that the state's new standards, and any tests that might be used with them, won't mirror the common core.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, February 8, 2017
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Gov. Jay Inslee takes the oath of office before his inaugural address to a joint session of the legislature. Lawmakers are scrambling to revamp the K-12 funding system to satisfy a court order.
Gov. Jay Inslee takes the oath of office before his inaugural address to a joint session of the legislature. Lawmakers are scrambling to revamp the K-12 funding system to satisfy a court order.
Elaine Thompson/AP
States State of the States: Ariz., Ark., Ga., Idaho, Kan., N.J., N.D., Ore., S.D., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 17, 2017
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