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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.

For St. Paul high school grads, college readiness is an issue

For Ramon Page and several of his friends, graduating from a St. Paul public high school offered not a springboard to college but a trapdoor.


St. Paul public schools MCA scores slip in math, reading

St. Paul Public Schools slipped again on math and reading tests this spring while Minnesota students as a whole lost ground in math, the state Department of Education reported Thursday.


Kline to chair No Child Left Behind conference committee

At least one Minnesota congressman will be at the center of the coming rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.


MCA test scores unaffected by online glitches, review finds

Although Minnesota educators insist repeated problems with the state's online proficiency tests hurt students' scores this year, state leaders say they have no way to prove it.


East Bank gas leak prompts temporary evacuation at UMN

A gas leak on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota had university officials asking people to steer clear of the area Wednesday morning.


Minnesota delays release of MCA achievement test scores

Parents will have to wait a little longer to see how their children stacked up against the rest of the Minnesota on this year's student achievement tests.


Appeals court backs Anoka-Hennepin schools on tax levy brochures

A Minnesota Appeals Court ruled Monday that an Anoka-Hennepin school district brochure detailing three 2011 tax levy referendums did not amount to promoting the requests to voters.


School supplies collected for Stillwater district kids

School supplies are being collected for Stillwater Area School District students during the "Stuff the Bus" campaign sponsored by Community Thread and United Way of Washington County-East.


Summit Charter school's shaky start continues

The opening of a Dakota County charter school has been derailed after questions were raised about possible ties to a Muslim organization and a now-defunct charter investigated for teaching Islam.


Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- National Merit scholarships awarded by colleges and universities have been announced in the last of four rounds

St. Paul schools may adjust health plans to avoid 'Cadillac tax'

St. Paul Public Schools employees are likely to see their health benefits curtailed as the school district looks to avoid financial penalties set to begin in 2018.


St. Paul may need a new middle school by 2025

St. Paul Public Schools might need a new middle school to handle an expected enrollment increase of 2,200 students over the next decade, the school board learned Tuesday.


Mark Dayton: More money for youngest learners

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Mark Dayton put lawmakers seeking hefty tax cuts next year on notice: He's not done seeking more money for early education.


East Ridge activities director resigns after complaints, investigation

South Washington County Schools approved this week the resignation of East Ridge High School activities director Jon Hinzman after he was the subject of complaints and a district investigation.


Former St. Paul magnet schools lose their appeal to parents

Three years into a school-choice overhaul designed to steer students to schools closer to home, St. Paul has yet to embrace its local elementaries.





Help wanted: High school officials
7/31/2015 1:08:48 AM
Fewer people are officiating high school games, and that has many concerned





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