Bill requiring new, Minnesota teachers to pass test overwhelmingly approved
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.
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.
The bill by Rep. Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury, passed the House 132-0 last week.
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