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.

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.

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."

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.

Joe Soucheray: Race matters, at least to UMN rape victim

A University of Minnesota student was snuck up on from behind, sprayed with a chemical irritant and raped about 12:45 a.m. Monday in a parking lot near Eighth Street Southeast and 13th Avenue Southeast. The student was out scraping that new snow off her car.

'We Know How This Ends' launch will celebrate author Bruce Kramer's life

Bruce Kramer died Monday of ALS, but the book he wrote with Minnesota Public Radio host Cathy Wurzer, "We Know How This Ends," will be launched Wednesday at the University of St. Thomas during a program that will now celebrate his life.

Father of Woodbury teen who OD'd speaks on addiction

The father of a 17-year-old Woodbury girl who died last year after ingesting a synthetic drug will speak at a series of community forums that starts Thursday in Washington County.

Minnesota entrepreneurs can compete for seed money

The 11th annual Minnesota Cup began accepting applications on Monday.

St. Thomas' Bruce Kramer, 59, chronicled disease, life - and death

Lifelong educator Bruce Kramer has talked about how ALS can take absolutely everything from you -- your ability to walk, speak and, finally, breathe. But those closest to him note that it never robbed him of his voice.

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.

Newport: Dayton takes preschool-funding pitch on the road

Brittany Vasecka's Newport Elementary classroom became an education case study Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton visited the school amid his push for statewide preschool funding.

St. Paul police commander finalist for top cop job at UMN

A St. Paul Police Department commander is among four finalists for the University of Minnesota police chief opening.

Woodbury school's layoffs raise teacher seniority debate

Advocates for eliminating teacher seniority as the key criteria when districts are forced to cut staff seized on reports Thursday that a Woodbury school was losing band as the result of a seniority-based layoff.

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