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InforMNs hosts MN Learning Loop and Internet2 Resources
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. MN Minnesota Learning Loop tools on the InforMNs website include a Teacher Resource Center where teachers can search a database of web resources aligned to  Minnesota Academic Standards and evaluate the value for others.


iPadPalooza MN - The Great MN iPad Get Together

July 31st, 2014
iPadPaloozaMN, the great Minnesota iPad get together, is a one day teaching and learning festival that explores how iPads have impacted K-12 education. The event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and some of the innovative ways schools have integrated iPads into classrooms and enhanced student learning.

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Library of Congress The Library of Congress has many resources available for classrooms through their websites and online interactive videos. All are searchable by topic and standards (including MN standards), Check out these sites:
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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

iPad training for east metro teachers targets personalized lessons

Students and teachers returning to Twin Cities schools in September will step into some of the biggest classroom technology upgrades since calculators replaced the slide rule.

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ——— ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.

St. Cloud State faces a potential $10M deficit

St. Cloud State University is facing a budget deficit of as much as $10 million because of a fourth straight year of declining enrollment.

Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds steady, with some modest gains

After dropping in 2013, Minnesota students' performance on state proficiency tests this year held largely steady or showed modest gains across grade levels.

Wisconsin college students urged to protect identity

Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information.

UMN pours $4 million into enhanced security

University of Minnesota is boosting security on the Twin Cities campus. Students arriving on campus this week may notice additional police officers, tighter restrictions on access to buildings and more discussions about safety.

Hudson, Wis., high school funding in hands of voters

Prospects for a new high school in Hudson, Wis., are now in the hands of voters.

Education news: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Alexandra Rosati of Eagan High School received a National Merit scholarship sponsored by Astellas Pharma US.

North Dakota teacher charged with having sex with student

WEST FARGO, N.D. -- A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

Five east metro school districts will seek tax levies

Five east metro school districts are asking voters to approve tax levies in November to raise money for school operations, classroom technology and facilities.

Gov. Mark Dayton names six to MnSCU board of trustees

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed six people to fill spots on the 15-member board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Minnesota ACT college entrance exam scores best, again

High school students' ACT scores are flat this year, but Minnesota continues to lead the nation for states in which the majority of students take the college readiness exam.

UW wants $95 million increase in next state budget

University of Wisconsin System officials want Gov. Scott Walker to give them an additional $95 million in tax dollars in the next state budget to fund a new plan to create jobs, boost graduation numbers and deal with a tuition freeze.

Former Coon Rapids swim standout brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali children

FARGO -- Since the age of 7, Jonathon McCarthy has been a swimmer. At the age of 15, he opened a private swim school. Now, at 22, he has founded a program that recently provided drowning-prevention lessons to 2,000 Nepali children -- and he doesn't plan to stop there.

St. Paul, Minneapolis schools lay out achievement-gap strategy

A coalition of Twin Cities civic, business and education leaders has a plan for closing the achievement gap between white and minority students in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and it starts with three parts:

Wisconsin Prep Football Poll
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Friday's prep football roundup
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Minnetonka's Vance Barnes talks after thrilling victory
8/30/2014 12:46:03 AM
Barnes talks about the Skippers ability to stay positive despite trailing late in Friday's game.

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