New venture brings together education groups to share stories of innovation

When filmmaker Ted Dintersmith first visited the state of North Dakota to promote his award-winning documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” he was struck by the quality education system our state is able to offer to students. He wanted to share the stories he’s heard here and lessons learned about the innovative, high-quality public education system in North Dakota, with educators across our state and throughout the world. And who better to tell those stories than an organization made up of 11,500 public educators and employees in every city and community in our state?

North Dakota United is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership we have formed with Dintersmith, as well as the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Prairie Public Education Services to present a weekly podcast, The Cutting Ed, which will facilitate inspiring and thoughtful conversations with all of the stakeholders in our public education system. You will hear from our educators, K-12 teachers, professors, school support staff, administrators, business owners, elected officials, parents and students, every Tuesday on The Cutting Ed, with your host, Tom Gerhardt. Tom is a veteran broadcast journalist in the state of North Dakota, whose voice is familiar to thousands of our citizens. He spent 23 years in television news, and has established himself as a known and trusted name all across North Dakota. He is a veteran story-teller, and knows well how to pull out the life lessons from education stakeholders in a concise and educational manner.

Make sure to like The Cutting Ed on Facebook, follow on Twitter and listen in every Tuesday for a new episode. You can find The Cutting Ed on iTunes or Soundcloud, or anywhere else online where you can find podcasts. Most importantly, tell your friends, family and colleagues about this exciting new venture in sharing the good word about North Dakota’s education system. Let’s have the conversation, together!