Friday, February 25, 2011

North Dakota: Also considering ed. governance overhaul

A resolution has been introduced in North Dakota that would create a single department of education to oversee early learning, K-12 and postsecondary education. The governor would appoint the director of the department for a three-year term, and would also appoint an 11-member educational council, with the advice and consent of legislative leadership.

If the resolution passes both houses of the legislature, it will go to voters in 2012, as the proposed actions would require that the state constitution be amended.

An article on a North Dakota news Web site points out that this measure would also effectively eliminate the state board of higher education.

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