CORRECTION - Science teacher Virginia Escobar-Cheng works with her students in a science class in a high school in Homestead, Florida, on March 10, 2017.  Texas state legislators are now considering a bill introduced in February that would offer teachers like Garlington some legal protection, by giving them latitude to present science


The State Board of Regents is making changes to the teacher certification process, as a way of dealing with a shortage of qualified teachers. 

Changes include lower pass scores for the certification exam and a requirement to submit a video of student teaching. 

The Regents also agreed to review more cases of those who failed the exam but show a readiness to teach. 

Changes are intended to make it easier for New Yorkers to become teachers.

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