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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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1/8/2014 2:48 PM
June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

University of Minnesota union drive underway

The latest national push to unionize college and university professors has spread to the University of Minnesota.

New Marquette president announces campus expansion, new initiatives

Marquette University President Michael Lovell used his inaugural ceremony address Friday to set a dramatic course for the school that includes reaching out to neighbors, forging new partnerships and adding property for future growth.

Hamline U officials, neighbors to meet over home demolitions

Hamline-Midway residents will meet with Hamline University representatives Wednesday to discuss the possible demolition of up to 27 neighborhood homes and buildings.

St. Paul Central student tinkers his way to big tech fair

Abda Nebi held up his LG G2 smartphone and said: "Most people wouldn't take this apart. They're scared they're going to break it.

Rosemount student's bomb-making materials prompt school search

Students at Rosemount High School were held in classes Wednesday while police searched the building after bomb-making materials were found at a student's home.

MacArthur 'genius grant' goes to William Mitchell professor

A St. Paul law professor dedicated to preventing abuse of women by strengthening American Indian tribal law has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."

Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways.

Lawrence University receives $25M gift, largest in school's history

Lawrence University in Appleton says it's received an anonymous $25 million donation to support scholarships -- the largest gift in the school's history.

Justice Ginsburg shares her views at U forum - up to a point

At times deeply personal and funny, but ever the socially relevant public figure-cum-pop icon she's known to be, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday evening for an intimate conversation.

State's report cards show majority of public schools meet, exceed expectations

MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin public schools and school districts met or exceeded expectations for student achievement last school year, numbers that are comparable with 2012, data released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday showed.

St. Paul archbishop, heal the damage, St. Thomas theologians urge

More than half the tenured faculty of the University of St. Thomas theology department have sent an open letter to Archbishop John Nienstedt insisting the "pastoral state of the archdiocese is not sustainable" without significant changes.

UMD to launch first-of-its-kind tribal administrative program

DULUTH -- The University of Minnesota Duluth will next year roll out the first online bachelor's degree program in the country focusing on tribal administration and governance.

Skin shocks used at school draw look from US
CANTON, Massachusetts (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.

Cell towers on school buildings? Some parents object despite revenue

A few Twin Cities school districts have found a new way to raise revenue, but it doesn't always get the best reception from parents.

Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards.

Prep football roundup
9/20/2014 1:00:14 AM

Shakopee will let students into athletic, arts events for free
9/19/2014 5:04:41 PM
The district is allowing high school students into events for free with an ID, and K-8 students in free with an adult.

Hutchinson fullback Jayden Fleck
9/19/2014 10:55:17 PM
Fleck talks about Hutchinson's victory over Orono, it's 30th victory in a row

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