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.

White House school safety chief says campuses growing safer

Despite some high-profile mass shootings, U.S. schools are growing safer every year, the Obama administration's top school safety official said Friday to kick off a conference at Hamline University in St. Paul.


St. Paul teachers don't stick around in schools with greatest needs

In St. Paul, as in much of Minnesota, teachers don't stay long in schools with the greatest needs.


Foster Grandparents step to the head of the class in South Washington County Schools

It's hard to tell who was benefiting more -- the student or the teacher.


Horace Mann and Obama Elementary at opposite ends of the scale

When Jim Litwin was principal at the former Webster Magnet Elementary in St. Paul, he says, "very few" teachers actively sought out a job there.


Woodbury school attendance boundary decision angers parents

After a controversial decision setting attendance boundaries for Valley Crossing Community School in Woodbury, the South Washington County School board now must choose how its students will be taught.


St. Paul teacher acquitted of groping charge

A St. Paul high school teacher has been acquitted of a criminal sexual conduct charge after he was accused of groping a 14-year-old student at Washington Technology Magnet School in May.


Stillwater district presses plan to close 3 schools

Stillwater public school administrators continue to push a proposal to close three elementary schools despite growing opposition from parents and community leaders.


New North St. Paul charter accepting students

North Metro Flex Academy is now accepting students in kindergarten through fourth grade as the North St. Paul charter school prepares to open for the 2016-17 school year .


Inver Hills Community College president faces no-confidence vote

Inver Hills Community College faculty plan a no-confidence vote Monday on President Tim Wynes amid their criticism of his financial and management decisions.


Former Moorhead college professor sues for age discrimination

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A former Minnesota State University-Moorhead professor is suing the university, alleging university officials denied her a new professorship in the Women's and Gender Studies program based on her age, instead giving it to what the lawsuit claims was a younger, less qualified candidate.


Metro State University ready to celebrate building expansion

In Dayton's Bluff, Metropolitan State University is ready to celebrate its building boom.


4 high schools are focus of St. Paul's safety campaign

Four St. Paul public high schools plagued by student violence began getting regular visits Tuesday from central district office administrators and specially assigned teachers.


Minnesota teaching board to challenge licensing ruling

The Minnesota Board of Teaching plans to appeal a judge's order to immediately reinstate a teacher licensing system that allows candidates to prove their qualifications with a portfolio of their past work and training.


U faculty expected to vote on union

University of Minnesota faculty soon could vote on whether to form a union in the Twin Cities after a year and a half of labor organizing by the Service Employees International Union.


St. Paul teacher assaulted by students, then fired, suit alleges

A former Battle Creek Middle School teacher has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was the victim of harassment and physical assaults by students, but school administrators did nothing to stop it and she was later fired.



Fresh crop of Minnesotans flood NHL prospects report
7/26/2016 4:38:06 PM
Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie and Scott Reedy of Prior Lake are among the 22 skaters from Minnesota on the NHL's annual draft watch list.

From court to kitchen: Rochester's Hurt brothers hunger for basketball success
7/20/2016 12:12:10 PM
Rochester’s Hurt brothers fuel dreams with workouts, calories



Who are these guys with new Wolves center Cole Aldrich?
7/14/2016 1:07:03 PM
The new Timberwolves player was the Star Tribune's Metro Player of the Year in 2007. That leads to a burning question.

Maple Grove guard Brad Davison picks Wisconsin
7/11/2016 7:44:46 PM
The 6-3 Davison made the Star Tribune All-Metro first team after averaging 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game this past season.


New kids on the metro prep football sideline go to school, too
7/2/2016 10:44:49 PM
Football players aren’t the only ones learning during limited summer practices.

Mercury Club award carries on a century-old tradition of pride in Jewish athletes
6/26/2016 11:21:05 PM
The honor for Minneapolis high school athletes is rooted in a time when anti-Semitism was prevalent.


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