The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is soliciting help from educators across the state in rewriting standards for science, health, the arts and early learning.
The new standards will affect grades K-12, as well as pre-K for early learning guidelines. These instructional standards haven’t been reviewed in several years, including health standards that are nearly a decade old. Earlier this year, DPI approved new math and English standards.
Four content committees will begin rewriting the standards early next year. Independent citizens committees will then review and comment on the proposed standards. There will be public comment periods after each draft of the new standards is completed.
Science, health, the arts and early learning educators can apply for positions on the committees at www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/Standards.
Members of the content committees will be paid $225 per day, plus lodging and meals. School districts and early learning programs are eligible for substitute teacher pay. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Dec. 12.
Bismarck Tribune, Nov. 27, 2017