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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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Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress -

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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

St. Thomas offers $100K for more time to decide parking lot's fate

The University of St. Thomas promised Mac-Groveland residents a decade ago it would convert a proposed parking lot on the northwest corner of Grand and Cleveland avenues into student housing or green space by March 2015.

6 east Twin Cities schools get 'celebration' distinction

Half a dozen east metro schools have made the list of 22 schools that should be celebrated for their work to improve student achievement.

Mendota Heights: Flu prompts Visitation School to call off elementary classes

An outbreak of influenza or related symptoms among younger students at the Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights has prompted the Lower School to shut down for the rest of this week.

Fired Globe University dean's award upheld by Minnesota appeals court

A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel this week affirmed a jury's $395,000 award to a fired dean who blew the whistle on Globe University's deceptive marketing.

New TIES audit shows contrasting view of books

Leaders of the school technology collaborative under scrutiny after a forensic audit uncovered widespread financial mismanagement have received an alternative and much rosier view of the organization's books.

St. Paul school board appears open to renewing superintendent's contract

Valeria Silva wants a third contract as superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools, and the school board is ready to negotiate.

Minneapolis schools superintendent resigns

On Tuesday, stating that her "family commitments have become increasingly challenging," Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Bernadeia Johnson tendered her resignation to the district's school board.

Medical College of Wisconsin awarded $5.5 million for concussion study

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the Medical College of Wisconsin a four-year grant totaling $5.5 million to investigate concussions.

Former TIES technology group leader was investigated before audit

The former leader of a Falcon Heights-based school technology collaborative was investigated and one of her top staffers left the organization in the months leading up to the public release of a forensic audit that found widespread financial mismanagement.

Dual-credit program boosts college goals of St. Paul students

St. Paul students who weren't sure they'd ever go to college are getting a taste of higher education before they even finish high school.

Joe Soucheray: It's called TIES, and this is what they do with your money

Legislative Auditor James Nobles, praise be to him, said his office will get out the quill pens and ledger books and examine the way TIES uses state grants and other funding mechanisms, those state grants, of course, consisting of our money.

That Minnesoooota accent is something to be proud of

To folks in Indiana, there's something a bit different about the way Tracey Phillips talks.

John Kline predicts GOP will dismantle No Child Left Behind

U.S. Rep. John Kline predicts the new Republican-controlled Congress will act quickly next year to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law that dictates how students and schools are evaluated and transfer education decision-making to states and local school districts.

Hour of Code gets kids thinking like a computer, 60 minutes at a time

It didn't look like a computer programming class.

St. Paul teachers union seeks candidates to challenge school board incumbents

Frustrated with the direction of St. Paul Public Schools, its teachers union is encouraging new candidates to run for four seats up for grabs on the school board next year.

Schaub sisters spark Park Center girls' basketball team
12/16/2014 8:22:03 PM
Hannah and Danielle Schaub share the point guard duties.

Prep Power Play: Lakeville North hoping to go undefeated
12/16/2014 11:12:46 PM
Lakeville North boys' hockey captains and head coach talk about what has made them so successful this season.

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