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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2015
In the spring of 2015, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction brought together tribal Elders from across North Dakota to share stories, memories, songs, and wisdom in order to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings (NDNAEU) to guide the learning of both Native and non-Native students across the state. They…
Descriptors: American Indians, Indigenous Knowledge, American Indian Culture, Public Education
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise. In North Dakota, the percentage of students identified with an ASD has increased from 1.9% of the total population of students with disabilities in 2004 to 6.2% of that same group in 2013-14.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Student Needs
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2013
The field of special education, and specifically the area of intellectual disabilities, has undergone dramatic changes in terminology, evaluation practices, service delivery models, expectations for learning, career development, and independent living opportunities. "Guidelines: Intellectual Disabilities in Educational Settings" is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
In 2009, the North Dakota legislature passed SB 2217, which lowered the penalty for truancy from a felony to an infraction for a first offense and a class B misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. Additionally, the legislature required the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to convene a workgroup to further study truancy…
Descriptors: Truancy, Compulsory Education, Prevention, Attendance
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1215, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school building in North Dakota must conduct a lockdown drill. While no timeframe, tracking or penalty was identified in the state law, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) advocates annual drills, at a minimum, which…
Descriptors: State Legislation, School Buildings, Technical Assistance, Drills (Practice)
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1465, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school district must develop and implement a bullying policy. In an effort to curb bullying behavior which has far-reaching personal and social consequences, the legislation is designed to allow districts the flexibility to create a policy…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Prevention, School Policy
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1229, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school district, both public and nonpublic, must expand health education to include abstinence education, if teaching sexuality education as part of the general health curriculum. This fact sheet provides guidance for districts in meeting…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Legislation
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2009
The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for 2007-2009. The State Superintendent notes that while North Dakota's education system is good, slippage in test scores is occurring, cracks in the education system are developing and some students are falling through…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Programs, State Aid, State Departments of Education
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2007
Staff members of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction have partnered with members of the P-16 Education Task Force, and support the various principles developed by task force members. The task force was initiated by the joint boards on public education in September of 2005 whose vision is "All North Dakota students will be…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Public Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Objectives
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2005
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 established a requirement that all states develop and submit to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) a performance plan designed to improve the educational and functional outcomes for children with disabilities. The state plan must…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, State Standards, Educational Indicators
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2003
The Library/Technology Literacy Standards for the State of North Dakota were developed during 2000-2002 by a team of library and technology specialists, assisted by representatives from the Department of Public Instruction. The initial task was to decide whether technology and library curricula overlapped enough to create a shared set of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Strategies, Information Literacy, Educational Technology
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2003
The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The State Superintendent noted a continued decline in enrollment, a shrinking tax base, expanded educator shortages, and concerns regarding school financing as realities impacting the state's constitutional responsibility…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Finance, State Departments of Education, Annual Reports