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Creating a Blueprint for Enhancing School Supports in North Dakota

A case study from McREL and the Region 11 Comprehensive Center When the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) in 2019 began identifying schools for comprehensive and targeted support, per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements, the department’s Office of Education Improvement and Support took the reins. They worked with all the state’s

2024-02-21T05:04:12+00:00February 20th, 2024|Blog|

Voices from the Region: An Interview with Barney Lacock

Voices from the Region spotlights stakeholders in Region 11 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. The R11CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Barney Lacock, principal of Wind River and Crowheart elementary schools in Wyoming’s Fremont County School District 6. The two schools, located about 45 minutes from

2024-01-11T18:54:32+00:00January 12th, 2024|Blog, Wyoming|

Voices from the Region: An Interview with Dr. Greg Carlson

Voices from the Region spotlights stakeholders in Region 11 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. The R11CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Dr. Greg Carlson. Dr. Carlson is an institutional researcher with the North Dakota University System who assists the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI)

2023-09-15T15:57:17+00:00September 15th, 2023|Blog, North Dakota|

A Snapshot of Accelerated Learning Efforts in Region 11 States

By Erin A. Chaparro, Haley E. Johnson, Dylan Kriescher, and Brad Rentz Most educators are aware of the steep decline in student performance levels due to the pandemic. They have either observed the skill deficits in their schools or read the most recent results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report, which details declines in

2023-08-28T16:26:59+00:00August 28th, 2023|Blog|

Voices From the Region: An Interview with Dr. Janice Garnett

Voices from the Region spotlights stakeholders in Region 11 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. R11CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Dr. Janice Garnett, a distinguished senior lecturer on educational leadership at the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The

2023-05-24T14:30:23+00:00May 22nd, 2023|Blog, Nebraska|

Interactive Resource on Systems Change Highlights Work in North Dakota

The Region 11 Comprehensive Center team, in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), is sharing how North Dakota schools are working to accomplish effective systems change to improve student achievement through an interactive poster that was presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. The poster, which features text,

2023-05-19T12:47:46+00:00May 18th, 2023|Blog, North Dakota|

Impact Story: Relighting the Fires for Standards Implementation in South Dakota

Have you ever wanted to accomplish a task but couldn’t find much guidance on how to successfully achieve it? This was the problem many schools and educators were experiencing in South Dakota. Five years ago, the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards (OSEUS) were approved by the State Board of Education based on legislation passed

2024-04-16T15:43:58+00:00April 24th, 2023|Blog, South Dakota|

Impact Story: Improving School Attendance in a Rural North Dakota Community

When a school district in North Dakota began having hard conversations about its struggling status, a simple, yet crucial, contributor to academic success became abundantly clear: “We’re never going to make academic improvements unless the kids are here to learn,” the Parshall School District elementary school principal recalled. That conversation laid the groundwork for a

2024-04-16T15:49:20+00:00April 24th, 2023|Blog, North Dakota|

Foster Psychological Safety & Double-Loop Learning to Drive Meaningful Change

By Kirsten Naomi Rogers Chapman and Ben Cronkright After three months as the school improvement team lead for South Lake High School, Louisa has hit a brick wall. Her team is meeting consistently, collecting and analyzing data on student progress, implementing changes to classroom practice, and generally getting along, but Louisa feels like they’re going

2023-03-22T21:43:18+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Blog, North Dakota|