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Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations are due Friday.

Nominations can be submitted at the Education Minnesota website.

According to Education Minnesota, the teacher must teach in a public or nonpublic pre-K through 12th-grade school and work at least 50 percent of the time with students.

The teacher also must hold a bachelor's degree with a Minnesota teaching license; must have taught three years by the Nov. 15 nomination deadline; and intend to teach again during the 2014-015 school year.

The winner will be honored at a ceremony May 4. The winner will move on to compete for National Teacher of the Year.

Last year the Minnesota Teacher of the Year was Megan Olivia Hall, a science teacher at Open World Learning Community School in St. Paul.

Hall won $6,000 after being nominated by one her eighth grade students.

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