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Evers signs two education-related bills into law, including suicide prevention

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MILTON (WKOW) -- A new grant program is in effect for peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in Wisconsin schools Tuesday.

Democratic Governor Tony Evers signed the bipartisan legislation at Milton High School.

The students in attendance at the bill signing ceremony had some tough questions for the governor about political moves he's made thus far on mental health and what he would like to see done in the future.

"It was great because it reinforces what I've always felt about students in Wisconsin. They are very thoughtful, and they're prepared for asking any kind of question like that. Clearly they had to think ahead of time. But I loved it. It was outstanding," said Evers.

The governor also signed a second bipartisan bill into law. The state superintendent will now be able to approve an alternative teacher preparatory program if the program requires students to complete the equivalent of the student-teaching legally required.

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