House Appropriations Subcommittee Says ‘Do Pass’ on Tuition Freeze for ND Universities

A House Appropriations subcommittee is supporting a bill that would deliver a tuition freeze at North Dakota’s colleges and universities for the next two years. The bill would cost taxpayers approximately $47 million but would keep North Dakota competitive with neighboring states who have or are considering similar measures. Get the full story from Prairie

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10 things to know about how social media affects teens’ brains

Kids today are among the first generation of humans to grow up with social media as a dominant factor in their lives. After hundreds of thousands of years of evolving and adapting to the natural world, we’re now dealing with the challenges of evolving and adapting to a much faster-moving technological world. It’s a great

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Swedish Students Get Winter Survival Lesson in “isvaksovning”

What do you do if you’re out ice fishing and you fall through the ice? You’ll know if you’ve had a lesson in ‘isvaksovning’. That’s the hole-in-the-ice exercise that Swedish students take part in through their physical education class in the Sollentuna municipality. Participation is not required; all the students participate. Get the full story

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Montana students standing up for their futures

Speaking toward the future, there’s no one more impacted by the issues of the day than the young people among us. From curriculum to climate change, the younger you are the longer you’ll have to live with the decisions made today. And in Montana, youth engagement in political action becoming a force to reckon with.

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Hunter Education Is Key to Enduring Hunting Heritage, Become An Instructor Today!

If you’ve ever wondered why a hunter education class isn’t offered in your town or why the dates and times weren’t to your preference, the answer and fix are straightforward. First, all hunter education classes in North Dakota are taught by volunteer instructors. These volunteers likely spend their time during the spring and summer fishing,

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ND Legislature Considering Free Lunch for Students

A little over a third of North Dakota students use the free or reduced lunch program, and two bills in the ND Legislature taking on the issue. One approach is for universal free lunch, the second approach is to make sure every student eats and and is never made to feel ashamed of holding a

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Minot Public Schools Board Meeting Agenda Agenda, Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

The Minot Public Schools Board will meet Thursday, February 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at the administration building in downtown Minot. The School Board meeting can be livestreamed via their Youtube channel found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZQhUE5Lb43lZlO6pBJ-8g/live The School Board packet can be found here: https://bit.ly/MPSBP22 The agenda is included below. Call to Order: Jim Rostad, President Pledge

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Free Learning Series “Little Kids, Big World” Featured at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

BISMARCK, N.D. – Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the free interactive learning series “Little Kids, Big World” at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. These interactive 30-minute programs introduce children to North Dakota’s fascinating history. The programs are Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. All children must be accompanied by a parent or

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NDSU president outlines program and faculty cuts, academic college mergers to fix $7.6 million deficit

North Dakota State University is up against a difficult budget for the next biennium, and it’s forcing the University to make tough choices. The plan to make up for the deficit includes cuts and consolidations; it was recently outlined by NDSU President David Cook. Get the full story from Inforum.com

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South Dakota extends in-state tuition to Wisconsin, Illinois

The goal is to attract students; then the goal is to retain them. And to do it, South Dakota is lower its tuition by offering in-state tuition to two new states, Wisconsin and Illinois. South Dakota already provides in-state tuition to students from North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Get the full story from the

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Minot-area School Districts Oppose Administrative Consolidation and Salary Caps

A legislative bill that would consolidate administration of some of North Dakota’s smaller school districts and place salary caps on those positions is not popular around Minot. Jill Schramm with The Minot Daily News has the full story on the bill including comments from South Prairie and Surrey School District representatives.

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Minot Adult Learning Center serves local community

The programs and services at Minot’s Adult Learning Center should be on your radar. From community education programs on topics from pottery to technology to GED and Certified Nursing Assistant coursework, the center provides a regular curriculum of life-enriching and life-advancing opportunities. Jennifer Brodal with the Minot Daily News has the full must-read story.

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Are Relationships the Key to Solving America’s School Absenteeism Crisis?

The covid pandemic was tough on school participation; kids went missing. And in the recovery, we haven’t bounced back to our pre-pandemic school attendance levels. It’s a trend playing out in schools across the country, across grades, and across demographic differences. But one thing seems to consistently keep kids connected to their education — having

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House Bill 1446 Sets The Stage for A Debate On University Tenure

Tenured University professors have long enjoyed a level of job security far less common in other lines of work. And if House Bill 1446 is approved, it’s a situation that will change. The bill sets forth the terms in which tenured professors can be removed by University Presidents and other delegated administrators. And there’s a

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U-Mary gets $6M for counselor training program

There’s a growing need for mental health professionals in our schools, and the University of Mary is stepping forward to meet it. And with the help of a $6 million Department of Education grant, they’re able to make the graduate-level coursework free for those accepted into their counseling program. Get the full story from the

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Build Montana program receives national recognition as it continues to grow

What do you do if you’ve got a demand for a particular skill but not enough people to do it? If you’re the Montana Equipment Dealer’s Association, you partner with private companies and a public school district and start training kids. In this case, the pilot project was for heavy equipment operators, and the success

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