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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.

Assistant Minneapolis chief named UMN police chief

Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Matt Clark has been hired to lead the University of Minnesota Police Department, the university said Tuesday.


Glacier Hills elementary stormwater pond a classroom on water quality

Students from Glacier Hills Elementary School saw firsthand this month how environmental scientists engineer solutions to tough problems -- and they got to show off their green thumbs at the same time.


Slain Minnesota college student's family starts foundation

The family of slain North Dakota State University freshman Thomas Bearson is launching a foundation in his memory and to promote youth sports and campus safety.


Minnesota schools hoping cash for upkeep survives education bill veto

School leaders hope part of the education bill vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton giving them dedicated money for building maintenance won't be a casualty of a $17 billion budget fight.


Mark Dayton visits Westview Elementary to push universal expansion

Gov. Mark Dayton took his campaign for expanding public preschool on the road Friday, and his first stop was a district that illustrates the benefits and challenges of a universal system.


Johnson High late class start carries a price tag

St. Paul Public Schools plans to spend an extra $45,000 next fall on dozens of Johnson High School students unwilling to take public transportation when the school tries out an 8:30 a.m. class start.


Minnesota education layoffs could begin July 1 with bill veto

Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1.


Tougher UMN admissions draw more elite, more diverse students

Soaring undergraduate interest has raised the caliber of the young men and women admitted to -- and rejected by -- the state's flagship school.


School in Africa to honor boy killed in St. Paul park landslide

The parents of a boy killed two years ago in the Lilydale Regional Park landslide in St. Paul are raising money to establish a school in the Republic of Guinea in western Africa.


Another Mark Dayton-Legislature ed-funding fight - over words

In the face of Republican outrage, Gov. Mark Dayton refused to step back from his Tuesday statement that some Republican lawmakers "hate the public schools."


MnSCU names 4 college presidents

Four college presidents were hired Wednesday by trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities:


St. Paul school board postpones budget, citing legislative inaction

The St. Paul school board postponed a budget discussion Tuesday night after state lawmakers failed to reach agreement on K-12 funding before adjourning late Monday.


UND nickname committee pares list to 64 ideas

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Sixty-four University of North Dakota nickname ideas are moving on to the next round of discussion after a Monday committee meeting.


North St. Paul school district taps St. Paul admin for superintendent

A key St. Paul Public Schools administrator has been chosen as the next superintendent for the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district.


2 Tartan High students charged with carrying gun at school

Two Tartan High School students were charged with a felony Monday for reportedly taking turns carrying a loaded handgun in their backpacks at the Oakdale school.










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