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Math, science teacher training begins


ST. PAUL - Ask Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren about how students will benefit from the new Minnesota Mathematics and Science Teacher Academy and she will give you a simple answer: "We are hoping that all kids will love math much more than they do now."

Teachers from across Minnesota gathered Wednesday to organize the academy, an effort to make math and science teaching more relevant - and as Seagren says, more exciting - to students.

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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.