North Dakota
Public Education
Republican candidate running to be North Dakota’s top education official puts Christian values at the center

Jim Bartlett wants to see the reintroduction of Christian values and the Ten Commandments in North Dakota public schools. “The whole school system right now – it’s been this way… Read More

May 17, 2024
Public Education
School board votes 5-4 to follow new North Dakota law on trans bathrooms, parental rights

A school board in North Dakota voted narrowly to follow a new state law that rescinds policies on trans bathroom use and affirms parents rights concerning their children’s health information. Read More

June 19, 2023
Public Education
North Dakota school district to ignore state law, keep hiding kids’ pronouns from parents

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A North Dakota school district has decided to continue to keep hiding students’ gender transitions from parents, despite a new state law prohibiting such actions. Read More

May 26, 2023
Public Education
North Dakota preschool enrollment drops even as state spending increased

(The Center Square) – Preschool enrollment dropped from 12% to 3% in North Dakota last year while state spending per child increased, a new report found. The National Institute for… Read More

May 23, 2023
Burgum signs bill addressing pronoun use, transgender restrooms in schools

(The Center Square) – North Dakota students must use a bathroom that coincides with their biological sex unless school boards intervene, per a bill signed into law by Gov. Read More

May 9, 2023
Burgum’s veto denies parents educational choices, group says

(The Center Square) – Advocates for a school choice bill the governor shot down say North Dakota parents are left lacking educational choices for their children. House Bill… Read More

April 27, 2023
North Dakota governor signs bathroom law designating public facilities as male or female

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill restricting the use of certain public bathrooms, locker rooms, and related facilities to male or female. According to the bill’s official summary,… Read More

April 27, 2023
North Dakota lawmakers approve school choice bill

The North Dakota House passed a bill Thursday that will aid parents in funding a private school education. The vote was 51-41. The measure already passed the state Senate, 27-19,… Read More

April 14, 2023
North Dakota lawmakers poised to approve school choice bill

(The Center Square) – A bill in North Dakota that would aid parents in funding a private school education is one step away from full legislative approval. After… Read More

April 13, 2023
Public Education
North Dakota House fails to override Burgum veto over pronoun use, speed limit

(The Center Square) – The North Dakota House of Representatives did not get the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto by Gov. Doug Burgum on a bill concerning pronoun… Read More

April 4, 2023
Public Education
Burgum vetoes bill regulating pronoun use in schools; Senate overrides veto

(The Center Square) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed a bill Thursday that would have banned school districts from enacting policies about pronoun use. Later Thursday, the… Read More

March 31, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Bill regarding gender pronouns headed to Gov. Burgum’s desk in North Dakota

Image via Facebook. (The Center Square) – The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that makes using transgender student pronouns optional for teachers. Senate… Read More

March 23, 2023
North Dakota bills seek to restrict access to obscene books for minors

North Dakota lawmakers are considering two bills that would prohibit public libraries from displaying sexually explicit materials to minors. HB 1205, introduced by House Majority Leader… Read More

January 19, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian schools in this North Dakota town ready for enrollment increases

Teachers welcome prospective kindergarteners to Bishop Ryan in late July (via Facebook). Minot’s private Christian schools are both seeing a bump in enrollment this fall. Administrators at… Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
Burgum calls for legislation to allow Pledge of Allegiance in all North Dakota schools

(The Center Square) – Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he wants legislation to allow the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in every public school and during meetings… Read More

August 16, 2022
Judge stops Biden admin mandates forcing employers to pay for, perform transgender medical procedures despite religious objections

The Biden administration cannot force religious employers and healthcare providers to pay for and provide transgender medical procedures and treatments that go against deeply held religious beliefs –… Read More

May 19, 2022