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Culver signs teacher bill


DES MOINES (KWWL) - Gov. Chet Culver has signed a bill requiring state education officials and leaders at the state's public and private colleges to study how to better recruit and retain minority teachers.

Culver went to a Des Moines school Tuesday to sign the measure, which is aimed at finding ways to persuade minority students to become teachers and to seek ways to move minority teachers into administrative positions where they can influence policy.

Culver says it's important to broaden diversity in Iowa's teaching profession.

The Iowa Board of Regents will provide support staff for the study. Education officials are scheduled to deliver a report to the Legislature in January.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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