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North Dakota gets fed grants to expand distance learning

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the state is getting federal grants totaling more than $743,000 to expand education opportunities in rural areas. The delegation says the grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are meant to provide more learning opportunities through universities and public schools across rural North Dakota. The North Dakota University System is getting the ...

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North Dakota’s colleges pitch education to laid-off roustabouts

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s public universities have launched a scholarship program to enroll laid-off oilfield workers in energy classes, contending their best path to a new job is learning mechanical and computer skills. The strategy is designed to raise university enrollment as much as it is to prevent a drain of talent from the second-largest oil-producing state in the ...

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College initiative aims to keep oil workers in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Newly hired North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott was recently touring the state’s booming oil patch when the Rhodes scholar met a rig worker with a high school diploma. Hagerott, a cybersecurity expert, said he soon found himself talking shop with an intellectual equal. “As a former nuclear engineer, I was asking questions about power ratings, ...

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