Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future: Dealing with Declining Enrollments

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Half of North Dakota’s school population is in the largest eight school districts, indication of how much more urbanized the state has become.  The challenge is to continue to provide a good education to all students, whatever their school’s size and location.

Consolidation has often been met with local resistance and small schools are finding other ways to provide quality education to students more cost effectively.  Joint powers agreements allow schools to share resources and are in place in 90% of North Dakota School districts.  Other alternatives explored by schools have had success as well, including ITV, sharing resources electronically.



Download Video Right Click for Download Options

Producer

Kim Stenehjem (Producer); Dave Geck, Travis Jensen, Lee Westad (Videographers)

Source

Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future, Prairie Public Television (2006)

Related Media

  1. Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future: The Challenge of Being Rural
    Video: Rural states like North Dakota face many challenges with regard to education.
  2. Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future: No Child Left Behind
    Video: Federal education initiatives provide a new set of challenges for rural schools.