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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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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

St. Paul school board considers 1 percent levy increase

The St. Paul school board is leaning toward a $1.35 million increase in the local property tax levy next year.

Former Visitation coach charged anew in sex-with-teen case

A former school coach charged this month with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old student and barred from contact with the girl has continued to communicate with her, according to a new charge filed against him Thursday.

St. Paul woman cancels Sierra Leone trip to aid Ebola-stricken father

A St. Paul school district employee who got permission to take a leave of absence from her job to travel to Sierra Leone to help her father with Ebola has decided not to go to the West African country after all.

MnSCU faculty unions pull out of long-term planning project

The two faculty unions for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have pulled out of MnSCU's long-term planning project, Charting the Future.

Most students in Wisconsin voucher program continue to come from private schools

MADISON, Wis. -- The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction.

Obit: Tom McCarver, former Archdiocese schools superintendent

Tom McCarver, a teacher, administrator and lifelong advocate for urban Catholic education, died Sunday in St. Paul at age 80.

MnSCU board weighs changes to how it approves contracts

After a series of missteps in the past year, the Board of Trustees is weighing policy changes that would bring more transparency to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Walker criticized for not seeking preschool grant

Gov. Scott Walker's administration has not applied for up to $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move decried as irresponsible by Democrats who are trying to make it an issue in the upcoming election.

MnSCU overhaul may lose faculty group's support

Unhappy faculty are threatening to derail the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system's major collaboration initiative.

St. Paul schools staffer on leave to help Ebola-stricken dad

Mariama Kpaka-Sengita's father is ill, so she plans to go home to try to help him.

Rubén Rosario: After sharing 'sexting' story, Woodbury teen hears chorus of support - mostly

So, there's this great kid I met named Michaela Snyder whom I wrote about two weeks ago. She "sexted" pictures of herself at the request of a then-"boyfriend" in middle school. Peers told her the practice was normal among them. We do it, no big thing, most of them told her.

Winona State faculty unhappy with MnSCU leadership

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence.

UMN preparing for flat high school graduation numbers, diversity

University of Minnesota officials are looking ahead to a decline in the number of high school graduates in the state, and plotting to ramp up recruiting outside state borders.

Ruben Rosario: Teen sends a 'sext' - and pays a terrible price

She was elated when the boy asked her to go steady. Then things gradually changed.

After failing in '13, Mahtomedi schools hope to pass $5.4M levy

The defeat of Mahtomedi schools' 2013 request for more operating funds came as a bit of a surprise for supporters of the small northeast metro district.

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