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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.

Library of Congress
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

Globe University, sister school accused of misleading students over career prospects

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday sued Woodbury-based Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business, alleging the for-profit sister schools misled criminal justice program students about their career prospects.

Minnesota's KIDS COUNT rank brings good and bad news

KIDS COUNT, an annual report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Minnesota among the states that best care for their youngest residents.

St. Thomas' part-time professors vote to reject unionization

Part-time professors at the University of St. Thomas overwhelmingly rejected efforts to unionize the school's nontenured faculty.

Student from St. Paul's East Side accepted into West Point

Christian Banks has always played by the rules.

UND plans fall meeting to discuss nickname and logo change process

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- This fall, University of North Dakota officials will begin meeting with stakeholders to develop the process of picking a new nickname and logo.

Eagan's Everest Institute to close after federal deal

A chain of for-profit colleges has been ordered to stop enrolling Minnesota students in the wake of a federal investigation expected to result in the sale or closure of its schools.

Ending Wisconsin Common Core standards easier said than done

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business."

UMN police officer injured after woman jackknifes stolen SUV

A University of Minnesota motorcycle officer was injured Saturday after he pursued a woman on the east side of downtown Minneapolis who had stolen an SUV.

Minnesota college sued by former ultrasonography students

Sixteen former students at Lake Superior College in Duluth say they were misled about the school's plans to accredit its ultrasonography program.

Walker calls on Legislature to repeal Common Core education standards

MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker called on the Wisconsin Legislature on Thursday to pass a bill repealing Common Core, the curriculum standards that specify what is taught in grade-school classrooms across the state.

Wilder Forest's potential sale prompts cancellation of school-year language program

Concordia Language Villages will no longer hold programming during the school year at Wilder Forest in northern Washington County.

UMN Green Line program offers free, discounted campus rides

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota may soon be able to board the Green Line on campus at free or reduced cost.

St. Paul, Maplewood Catholic schools get $215,000 grant

Two east metro Catholic schools have received an anonymous $215,000 grant to help with efforts to better serve their increasingly diverse student populations.

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district finds success in online pay system

Teachers are expected to play a lot of roles in the classroom -- educator, social worker, disciplinarian. But the role of cashier may not be necessary much longer.

Hamline University neighbors question school's demolition of old homes

Minnehaha Avenue resident Roy Neal recently led a walking tour of his Hamline-Midway neighborhood to point out homes that soon might be demolished.

East-metro prep athletes, pros refine skills at Woodbury training center
7/19/2014 5:41:53 PM
Prep athletes and some pros as well are refining their skills at a Woodbury training center.

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