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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.


Four France siblings bring competitive advantage to Anoka-Hennepin's adapted softball team
5/31/2016 6:44:11 AM
The France siblings bring different gifts to the team, but share a fierce will to win.


High school state softball brackets will get filled this week
5/29/2016 8:40:23 PM
The 32 entrants in the expanded — a fourth class has been added — state softball tournament will be determined this week. The state tournament is June 9-10 at Caswell Park in North Mankato.


Monday's prep results
5/30/2016 11:20:15 PM







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