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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.

Minnesota dance team protest leads to suspension, reprimands

Dance coaches from two metro schools have been punished for their roles in a coordinated protest of Faribault's state title.


Minnesota's No Child Left Behind waiver extended

Minnesota is one of five states to receive a four-year extension to its waiver from what educators say are unworkable pieces of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.


University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname.


St. Cloud prof accused of smuggling elephant ivory, rhino horns

A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China.


Two from St. Paul are finalists for Teacher of the Year

Two St. Paul Public Schools teachers are among 10 finalists for Education Minnesota's Teacher of the Year.


Bailey Hall, lone dorm on UMN's St. Paul campus, faces uncertain future

For University of Minnesota incoming freshmen who apply late for student housing, the standard sentence is an eight-month stint in Bailey Hall, the lone dormitory on the St. Paul campus.


Minnesota native named president of Norway's largest university

A Minnesota native will lead Norway's largest university, making him the first non-Norwegian to head an institution of higher education in the country.


Mexican composers help Twin Cities schools make music

Do you sing better when the song is written about you?


Daily Juggle: MCAs aren't for learning; they're for testing

"The MCAs are pretty much what we go to school for," said one of my kids last year. "They're really important."


Apple Valley's 'Zoo School' marks 20 years of keeping it real

Seniors at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley may be finishing their final weeks of high school, but that doesn't mean they're not busy.


UMN human research protections get regent approval

University of Minnesota regents on Friday endorsed President Eric Kaler's decision to suspend enrollment in the school's psychiatric drug studies and pledged to keep close watch on its efforts to better protect human research subjects.


St. Olaf cancels baseball season after hazing incident

St. Olaf canceled the rest of its baseball season following a hazing incident by members of the team, the school announced in a news release Friday.


Concordia students track campus squirrel behavior

Beep. Beep. Beep. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP! BEEP! That sound tells Concordia College biology professor Joseph Whittaker and his team of student researchers that a squirrel is nearby.


Minnesota's cash support of poor schools among nation's best

It may not be evident in test scores, but Minnesota is among the best states at sending extra money to the poorest schools.


UW president vows to resign if cuts aren't reduced, tenure protected

Ray Cross pledged Wednesday that he will resign as president of the University of Wisconsin System if he fails to secure a substantial reducton in proposed state budget cuts and if he is unable to protect tenure, shared governance and academic freedom for all UW campuses.



Edina, Eden Prairie ask: Badminton, anyone?
4/1/2015 10:45:52 AM
Badminton has established beachheads at Eden Prairie and Edina, and advocates are eager for more schools to join in.

Lakeville North baseball pining for one more state trip
4/1/2015 12:23:41 AM
Lakeville North will field an inexperienced baseball team as it seeks to make a third consecutive trip to state.

Mounds View baseball ready to re-arm
4/1/2015 12:23:11 AM
Mounds View baseball’s success this season hinges on pitchers eager to show they can fill a big void on the mound.







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