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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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1/8/2014 2:48 PM
June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

UMN preparing for flat high school graduation numbers, diversity

University of Minnesota officials are looking ahead to a decline in the number of high school graduates in the state, and plotting to ramp up recruiting outside state borders.

Ruben Rosario: Michaela Snyder fights 'sexting' bullying, stigma

So, there's this great kid I met named Michaela Snyder whom I wrote about two weeks ago. She "sexted" pictures of herself at the request of a then-"boyfriend" in middle school. Peers told her the practice was normal among them. We do it, no big thing, most of them told her.

Ruben Rosario: Teen sends a 'sext' - and pays a terrible price

She was elated when the boy asked her to go steady. Then things gradually changed.

After failing in '13, Mahtomedi schools hope to pass $5.4M levy

The defeat of Mahtomedi schools' 2013 request for more operating funds came as a bit of a surprise for supporters of the small northeast metro district.

Obit: Tom McCarver, former Archdiocese schools superintendent

Tom McCarver, former superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, died Sunday at age 80, according to his son, Chris.

East Side library to host education film series

A Carnegie library on St. Paul's East Side will host a monthly film and discussion series focused on education.

At UMN, Muslim students have few food options

Some Muslim students at the University of Minnesota have found they must use extreme caution to ensure the food options at campus eateries don't conflict with their religious beliefs.

Mounds Park Academy senior a 'global thinker' who has U.N. award to prove it

She's founded a nonprofit, lobbied for legislation against child marriage and even performed her spoken-word poetry for United Nations leaders and recent Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai.

Dayton, Johnson spar over MNsure, discuss Ebola in 4th debate

With the election little more than two weeks away, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson sparred in their fourth gubernatorial debate in as many weeks, trading familiar jabs over Minnesota's economic competitiveness, the MNsure health insurance exchange and growing state spending.

Nature trumps nurture in academic achievement, study finds

Let's imagine for a minute that family resources had no impact on the likelihood that a student would graduate high school and go on to earn a college degree or beyond. In this idealized world, which factors would influence a student's likelihood of academic achievement, and how do nature and nurture conspire to dictate those outcomes?

UND nickname selection strategy still in development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota nickname task force decided to create subcommittees that will develop a concrete plan of action for the group.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Lakeville's Ames Arena will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 to celebrate its 20th

Carleton College students fill St. Olaf College mailboxes with flowers after student death

Carleton College students have sent thousands of flowers to the neighboring St. Olaf College to express sympathy following the death of a St. Olaf junior.

Austin Pacelli Catholic Schools administrators fired amid teacher sexual conduct case

Two top administrators at a Catholic school in Austin have been fired after a high school teacher was charged with having sex with a minor student.

Obituary: Catherine Pribyl Lupori embodied 'love of learning' at St. Kate's

Outspoken and devoted to feminism and women's education, longtime St. Catherine University associate English professor Catherine Pribyl Lupori died Monday at age 95.

Schools warned about decrease in reimbursements for state tournament costs
10/21/2014 6:30:36 AM
The MSHSL warns of a drop in reimbursement.

What to watch for in soccer, football playoffs
10/20/2014 6:43:42 AM
A look at what to watch for as the soccer and football playoffs begin while the girls’ state tennis tourney is around the corner.

High school mountain bike racing rises in popularity
10/17/2014 12:11:50 AM
Minnesota High School Cycling League is gaining popularity in second year

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