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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.

No deal in state budget talks as layoffs loom

Friday began with optimism: "Today's the day!" House Speaker Kurt Daudt told reporters as he walked into Gov. Mark Dayton's house, an offer in hand to try to resolve a weekslong political standoff over the state's education budget.


St. Paul teacher groped student, 14, charges say

A St. Paul high school teacher has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for reportedly groping a 14-year-old student earlier this month.


Preschool advocates encouraged by Minnesota's budget battle over funding

It's an odd time for Minnesota preschool advocates like Clare Sanford.


3 Stillwater elementary school sites picked

Stillwater Area Public Schools' new elementary school, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017, will be built in Woodbury or Lake Elmo.


Wisconsin may be first to license teachers without degree
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin may be the first state in the country to certify teachers who don't have bachelor's degrees under a provision

Minnesota education layoffs could begin July 1 with bill veto

Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1.


Students may have to re-test after hundreds of SATs get lost
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind.

Assistant Minneapolis chief named UMN police chief

Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Matt Clark has been hired to lead the University of Minnesota Police Department, the university said Tuesday.


Glacier Hills elementary stormwater pond a classroom on water quality

Students from Glacier Hills Elementary School saw firsthand this month how environmental scientists engineer solutions to tough problems -- and they got to show off their green thumbs at the same time.


Slain Minnesota college student's family starts foundation

The family of slain North Dakota State University freshman Thomas Bearson is launching a foundation in his memory and to promote youth sports and campus safety.


Minnesota schools hoping cash for upkeep survives education bill veto

School leaders hope part of the education bill vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton giving them dedicated money for building maintenance won't be a casualty of a $17 billion budget fight.


Mark Dayton visits Westview Elementary to push universal expansion

Gov. Mark Dayton took his campaign for expanding public preschool on the road Friday, and his first stop was a district that illustrates the benefits and challenges of a universal system.


Johnson High late class start carries a price tag

St. Paul Public Schools plans to spend an extra $45,000 next fall on dozens of Johnson High School students unwilling to take public transportation when the school tries out an 8:30 a.m. class start.


Tougher UMN admissions draw more elite, more diverse students

Soaring undergraduate interest has raised the caliber of the young men and women admitted to -- and rejected by -- the state's flagship school.


School in Africa to honor boy killed in St. Paul park landslide

The parents of a boy killed two years ago in the Lilydale Regional Park landslide in St. Paul are raising money to establish a school in the Republic of Guinea in western Africa.


'Sisters' made right call officiating adapted sports
5/29/2015 10:06:42 PM
Players sometimes cheer when officals Michelle Schneider and Jacki Wincek arrive at games.





Friday's prep roundup
5/29/2015 10:02:37 PM

'Hope' restored to opposing coach after prep golfer's act
5/29/2015 6:22:08 PM
A prep golfer's unselfish act as gained attention.

High school softball roundup
5/29/2015 12:14:40 AM

Today's Video
5/21/2015 9:20:13 PM


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