On Friday, February 16 Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction joined a panel of national leaders in education to discuss North Dakota’s progress toward ensuring that all students, regardless of color, socio-economic status, or zip code receive equity in education.
Since the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Aspen Education & Society Program published Leading for Equity one year ago, states have made promising practices against these commitments to advance equity. “North Dakota has been a leader in these efforts and it is important that we share our success and progress with others,” said Baesler. During this moderated panel discussion, leaders at the state and national level took a close look at how states across the country are working to advance equity and what work remains to ensure we achieve an equitable education system for all children.
“It is critically important that we as states are leading for equity,” shared Kirsten. “States and local districts should have more flexibility, authority and control over education.”