NC House agrees on technology, teacher loans; money is next

NC group opposed to House budget pushes other reforms (Image 1)

The North Carolina House has passed blueprints to improve public schools by expanding digital technology and creating grants for training principals. But a pilot plan to give premium pay to the best teachers in schools needs more work.

The chamber approved three education bills Wednesday by wide margins. But none of them had money attached or price tags on what they will cost.

The lack of specificity on a fourth measure – premium pay for leading teachers at a school – prompted Republican leaders to send the bill to a budget committee for further review. Some veteran lawmakers called the measure a dramatic change.

One bill that passed would give forgivable college loans to students and others who agree to work in tough-to-fill classrooms for four years.

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