News in Brief

Minn. Law to Require Skills Test for Teachers

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that requires teachers to pass a skills test in order to get a state license.

The Democratic governor signed the bill last week after vetoing similar legislation last year. A press release from his office says the new bill includes changes sought by his administration.

The new law will require Minnesota teachers to pass skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics before they receive a license. Current law allows licensed teachers to take and retake the test for up to three years.

The measure passed the state Senate and House with nearly unanimous support from Democrats and Republicans.

Vol. 31, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as Minn. Law to Require Skills Test for Teachers
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories