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.

Dayton visits preschool to push universal expansion

Gov. Mark Dayton took his campaign for expanding public preschool on the road Friday, and his first stop was a district that illustrates the benefits and challenges of a universal system.


Johnson High late class start carries a price tag

St. Paul Public Schools plans to spend an extra $45,000 next fall on dozens of Johnson High School students unwilling to take public transportation when the school tries out an 8:30 a.m. class start.


Minnesota education layoffs could begin July 1 with bill veto

Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1.


Tougher UMN admissions draw more elite, more diverse students

Soaring undergraduate interest has raised the caliber of the young men and women admitted to -- and rejected by -- the state's flagship school.


School in Africa to honor boy killed in St. Paul park landslide

The parents of a boy killed two years ago in the Lilydale Regional Park landslide in St. Paul are raising money to establish a school in the Republic of Guinea in western Africa.


Another Mark Dayton-Legislature ed-funding fight - over words

In the face of Republican outrage, Gov. Mark Dayton refused to step back from his Tuesday statement that some Republican lawmakers "hate the public schools."


MnSCU names 4 college presidents

Four college presidents were hired Wednesday by trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities:


St. Paul school board postpones budget, citing legislative inaction

The St. Paul school board postponed a budget discussion Tuesday night after state lawmakers failed to reach agreement on K-12 funding before adjourning late Monday.


UND nickname committee pares list to 64 ideas

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Sixty-four University of North Dakota nickname ideas are moving on to the next round of discussion after a Monday committee meeting.


North St. Paul school district taps St. Paul admin for superintendent

A key St. Paul Public Schools administrator has been chosen as the next superintendent for the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district.


2 Tartan High students charged with carrying gun at school

Two Tartan High School students were charged with a felony Monday for reportedly taking turns carrying a loaded handgun in their backpacks at the Oakdale school.


Educators both praise and fret over Dayton's veto promise

As lawmakers wait to see what Gov. Mark Dayton will do with his veto pen, education advocates fear they'll lose the fragile coalition that put together an education bill a lot of them like.


U of M proposes better oversight of clinic research program

The University of Minnesota on Monday released a preliminary plan for changing how it conducts research using human test subjects.


At 60, Forest Lake woman gets her dental degree ... and a job

The hardest thing is starting. Kathleen Mattison should know: It took her 40 years to get the time and gumption to finally become a dentist.


Senate, House pass education bill under Mark Dayton's veto threat

An education budget with $400 million in new spending is headed for Gov. Mark Dayton's desk, and he plans to veto it because it doesn't spend enough on his key priority of universal preschool.










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