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.

MCA testing glitches raise teacher concerns over results

When Minnesota started the transition to universal online state tests, the move was supposed to make the annual academic proficiency exams easier on students and teachers.


Twin Cities zoos taking steps against bird flu

Minnesota's zoos are taking steps to protect their birds from avian influenza.


Minnesota House taking up education spending bill this afternoon

The Minnesota House will take up education policy and spending Saturday in its first weekend floor debate of the legislative session.


House passes $157 million education bill; GOP says more dealing ahead

The Republican Minnesota House majority passed a $157 million increase to education spending Saturday, but many lawmakers realized a larger school spending increase was the key to a budget deal with Democrats.


Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- Three area high school students are among eight Minnesota semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars

'Priceless' sculpture stolen from Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Officials are asking people to look out for a "priceless" sculpture that was taken from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.


St. Paul EMS grad to pay it forward with free first-aid courses

Nick Wilson, 20, realized his dream of becoming a paramedic when he was a student in St. Paul's EMS Academy a couple of years ago. Now, he's spearheading an effort to pay forward the free education he got through the academy.


St. Paul EMS Academy class to graduate Monday

Fifteen young adults who have been in intensive training at the St. Paul Emergency Medical Services Academy will graduate Monday.


St. Scholastica president to retire after 18 years at Duluth college

DULUTH, Minn. -- College of St. Scholastica President Larry Goodwin announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the next school year after 18 years as the school's leader.


Minnesota to resume MCAs after testing company makes fixes

Minnesota students will resume online proficiency testing Thursday after computer glitches and a possible cyberattack disrupted the exams.


College board urges lawmakers to save agency

State officials who regulate for-profit colleges urged Republican legislators Wednesday to drop plans to eliminate their board, warning that without it the industry will become a free-for-all in Wisconsin.


Minnesota suspends school tests after Tuesday glitches

Minnesota put an abrupt halt to mandatory online proficiency testing Tuesday after repeated glitches frustrated students and teachers for a third day.


St. Paul school board to revisit spending as it grapples with budget

The St. Paul school board wants to take a closer look at school district spending after parents packed the meeting room Tuesday to complain about pending budget cuts.


St. Paul school board candidates support district's goals, but question methods

The St. Paul DFL's overwhelming rejection of three incumbent school board members Sunday had little to do with their goals and much to do with how they've gone about trying to reach them.


Minnesota Senate OKs higher ed spending

The Minnesota Senate has passed its plan for higher education spending.









Elk River junior Lucas Trapp wins Elite Meet 800-meter run
4/24/2015 10:10:47 PM
Trapp carried the third seed into the event

Target shooting's wild rise as a Minnesota school sport
4/24/2015 12:28:10 PM
Number of participants continues to soar for high school trapshooting.



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