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.

New UND nickname committee appointed ahead of planned public vote

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A new nickname committee has been appointed at the University of North Dakota that will help choose a permanent nickname for the school as early as May.


St. Paul schools looks to trim costs while reducing class sizes

School board commitments to reduce kindergarten class sizes and hire more support staff will squeeze a shrinking St. Paul Public Schools budget in 2015-16.


UMN regents to be selected Wednesday

A joint session of the Legislature will pick new leaders Wednesday for the University of Minnesota in a process that's both predictable and full of surprises.


MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce

A rift between the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and its faculty is over.


UMN research review finds inadequate protections

A decade after a psychiatric patient's suicide, the University of Minnesota still fails on several fronts to protect vulnerable human research subjects.


Bill changing teacher license, layoff rules goes to House floor

The Minnesota House is expected this week to debate a Republican bill requiring school administrators to consider a teacher's effectiveness over seniority when deciding layoffs.


Minnesota faces teacher shortage, but how best to fix it?

Minnesota faces a growing shortage of teachers in key specialties, and educators and policymakers are divided over how to attract and retain qualified teachers.


Joe Soucheray: UMN's new protocol for crime alerts will fail

As a result of succumbing to its own ceaseless indoctrination about the virtues of diversity, the University of Minnesota no longer will include race and other descriptions in crime alerts unless, it says, there is enough detail to aid in an arrest.


Andover High club brings special-education, general-ed students together

Allison Wold was shy but clear as she recalled the night.


St. Paul student researches, honors 2 soldiers killed in WWII

World War II ended 70 years ago, nearly as distant an event to us today as the Civil War was to those alive during the 1940s.


Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes -- Several metro-area teachers are among 30 public- and private-school semifinalists for Education Minnesota's teacher of the

St. Paul violinist, 13, wows Landmark crowd and competition judges

Katia Tesarczyk's fingers skitter like a spider across the strings of her Alceste Bulfari violin.


St. Peter teacher must write apology in backpack assault case

The St. Peter teacher accused of hitting a student in the head with an 11-pound backpack two years ago has been ordered to write an apology letter to the victim and undergo counseling.


UMN research review finds inadequate protections

A decade after a psychiatric patient's suicide, the University of Minnesota still fails on several fronts to protect vulnerable human research subjects.


UMD researcher sorts out climate variability from climate change

DULUTH, Minn. -- Research by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor that separates Earth's natural climate variability from outside factors points in particular to greenhouse gas-induced climate change as the likely cause of the warming planet.













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