Cognizant donates 37-Acre North Minot Campus to Minot Public Schools, School District intends to repurpose as 9-12 High School

Minot Public Schools has announced the acquisition of 37-acres in North Minot from Cognizant. The plan is to repurpose the buildings and campus for a second high school. The School District’s full news release follows below. — Official News Release, Minot Public Schools — Minot Public School District #1, in conjunction with Cognizant, is thrilled

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GF School Board team offers ‘unconventional’ contract

Across the state, school boards are in negotiations with teachers to secure contracts for the upcoming school year. And in Grand Forks, the school board put an offer on the table that included the district picking up 100% of the employee contribution to the retirement fund. Pamela Knudson with the Grand Forks Herald has the

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Another week, another voter-rejected school bond proposal

Another Williston-area school district was asking for bond authority to build new schools. The voters said no. This theme has been on replay across Western North Dakota in recent months. It matters in Minot because we have our own school capacity problem. But Minot School officials remain mum on what the plan or approach is

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In school, extracurriculars are more than nice-to-have: they’re essential

With the rise in property taxes around Minot and the ever-tightening budgets, elected officials — by nature — will look for places to cut spending. In schools, that commonly results in cuts to extra curricular activities. But if the goal in education is the development of ‘human capital’, i.e., turning our kids into the most

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Bismarck hires two new coordinators to support Native American students

The transition from a reservation school — where administrators and teachers are more attuned to the particular challenges of native students — to a city school can be daunting. And in Bismarck, where native students make up ~9% of the enrollment, the School District is making an investment in helping these transitions and other challenges

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North Dakota oil patch and small district teachers earn more

The legislature took up the problem of North Dakota’s teacher shortage by easing teacher licensing requirements and there’s a potential state revenue to school district increase in conference committee. Teacher salary is another obvious tool in the teacher recruiting arsenal, and this report from the Grand Forks Herald shares some statewide comparison numbers as well

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Williston school district seeks state help

In a follow-up to a story further down the scroll, Williston’s District 1 school district is struggling with School Capacity. Their attempts at getting bond approval to build a new school have failed twice at the hands of the voters. Now, they’re reaching out to state officials to tell the story and ask for help.

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Williston District 1 weighs options after school bond vote fails a second time

With property taxes heavy on the pocketbook more and more school districts across the state are stuck carrying the burden. The most recent example is from Williston where a second failed bond approval vote will require the district to figure out what to do with high school class sizes they don’t have room for. Few

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