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Published March 08, 2012, 11:57 AM

Mandan school board pres running for school superintendent

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The president of the Mandan school board is the latest candidate for North Dakota superintendent of public instruction.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The president of the Mandan school board is the latest candidate for North Dakota superintendent of public instruction.

Kirsten Baesler (KEER'-stihn BAYZ'-lur) is an assistant principal in the Bismarck school system and a board member of the North Dakota School Boards Association.

She says there should be a revival of an effort to have state public school and university officials work more closely together to make sure high school graduates are well prepared.

Baesler says too many students who go to college need remedial instruction.

Baesler is the third person to announce a campaign for North Dakota school superintendent. Former Grand Forks school teacher Max Laird and Republican state lawmaker Dave Monson (MUHN'-suhn) are in the campaign.

Baesler and Monson both are seeking Republican support for the race.

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