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InforMNs: Innovation for Minnesota Schools
InforMNs, Innovations for Minnesota Schools, is a web site created by TIES for teachers and those who support technology in the classroom.  TIES has been supporting teachers through InforMNs and Internet- based learning resources since 1993.

Rep. John Kline anticipates new education law

Rep. John Kline says the chances are "far better than 50-50" that Congress will hammer out a bipartisan bill this fall to replace the No Child Left Behind law.

Minnesota again leads nation in ACT college entrance scores

Minnesota high school students turned in the strongest ACT exams again this year among states in which at least half of graduates participated. The 2015 graduates were the 10th straight class of Minnesotans to lead the nation in ACT scores, according to the state Department of Education.

St. Cloud schools try to address bullying of Somali students
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud Technical High School has been scrambling to address criticism from some Somali students who say they've been

Legislators seek UMN report on Norwood Teague

Top House lawmakers want the University of Minnesota to release its investigation into former athletics director Norwood Teague publicly, "given the sensitive and serious nature of his resignation."

Minnesota Daily alumnus detained in Thailand while covering bombing

A Hong Kong photojournalist who attended the University of Minnesota was detained in Thailand over the weekend while covering last week's bombing that left 20 dead in Bangkok.

Don't like drones in your back yard? Neither do black bears, UMN study finds

Drones flying near American black bears in Minnesota caused the animals' heart rates to soar, even though few bears showed any outward symptoms of stress, according to a new study led by University of Minnesota researchers.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- Three members of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association who represent east-metro schools have been named to

In Minnesota, Teach for America offers new way to be classroom instructor

Pete Simonse always saw himself in the classroom, but chose a career in business instead and let his dream to teach linger in the back of his mind.

UMN among top 10 for .edu addresses on hacked adultery website

University of Minnesota email addresses ranked in the top 10 for colleges with users of the extramarital affair site Ashley Madison, the online education news source Inside Higher Ed found.

East metro levies would raise $500 million for schools

Seven east metro school districts have a total of 15 levies before voters in November, requesting new funding from local taxpayers to upgrade buildings, add classrooms and expand student access to technology.

No room for kid sisters - or brothers - at Mahtomedi schools

When Jan Lucke's third- and fifth-grade children head back to school next month at Mahtomedi's O.H. Anderson Elementary, their younger sister won't be joining them. There's no room.

Bemidji State University president to retire next year

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Richard Hanson announced Tuesday that he will retire June 30 after six years as president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.

St. Paul school board decides not to televise public comment portion of its meetings

The portion of St. Paul school board meetings that often makes for the best television viewing has been cut from the show.

39 St. Paul schools offer free lunches to all students

Breakfast and lunch will be free to all students at most St. Paul Public Schools cafeterias this fall, regardless of family income.

Anoka-Hennepin policy for varsity play frustrates coaches, parents
8/31/2015 9:49:18 AM
Anoka-Hennepin School District must approve seventh- and eighth-graders for varsity play.

Hooray for Staples-Motley as its 39-game losing streak ends
8/31/2015 11:35:25 AM
The head coach quoted the rapper Ice Cube after the game as the small school near Brainerd won for the first time after 39 straight losses. (We have the radio call of the final seconds, too.)

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