As North Dakota United members, I believe we can all agree that our state and our people have made tremendous progress in the fight against COVID-19. The war is not done though, and many challenges remain. Together, we can best face these issues and solve the problems before us. United as one, we will overcome every obstacle.

In this issue of United Voices, we look at a few of the most pressing challenges that we are all facing, individually and collectively, as public professionals. Our feature story dives deeper into the widening gaps that are opening up within education, and the disproportionate effect it is having on students of color and with special needs.

We also are pleased to share the story of how the ND University System and its 11 campuses are working together to help students from all backgrounds find affordable health insurance options. Also, check out our wrap-ups of the 2021 legislative session and our NDU Delegate Assembly, and help us celebrate our newest Every Day Heroes!



Thanks for reading,


Kelly Hagen, United Voices Editor