MN Gov. Dayton Signs Alternative Teacher Certification Bill

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Official Photo

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Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed Senate File 40 into law. SF40 is the result of bipartisan work and compromise, resulting in a rigorous, high-quality, alternative pathway to teacher certification. Governor Dayton was joined by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and a bipartisan group of Legislators. Afterward, Dayton spoke to Minnesota schoolchildren.

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In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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