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Lege endorsements: Education Minnesota is backing seven Republicans

Business-backed MN Forward raised eyebrows last week when it announced support for three DFL legislators. But the reliably Republican PAC isn't the only big cash player at the Capitol that is backing candidates on the other side of the aisle. The Education Minnesota teachers union's PAC, which most frequently endorses DFLers, has endorsed a handful of Republican incumbents who are facing DFL challengers in November.

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House rebuffs alternative teacher certification proposal

The state House voted by a 68-65 margin this evening to reject an amendment to the K-12 education bill that would have permitted alternative teacher certification. Supporters of the proposal believe it could help close the achievement gap for minority students by allowing non-traditional licensing programs such as Teach for America into the state's public schools.

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