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Bill requiring new, Minnesota teachers to pass test overwhelmingly approved

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ST. PAUL -- New Minnesota teachers would be required to pass a basic skills test before going into classrooms under a bill awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.

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Senators voted 60-1 to accept a bill a House-passed bill. A Senate bill had required that teacher education students take the test, but the House version required the test before a person earns a teacher's license.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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