11/29/2005

A panel of North Carolina lawmakers and educators has crafted a compromise plan that would allow out-of-state secondary school teachers with less than three years' experience to be permanently licensed if they earn positive evaluations and meet other criteria. The agreement, which now heads to the state education board for approval, resolves a dispute triggered when Gov. Mike Easley vetoed a bill permitting "highly qualified" teachers from other states to receive the same designation in North Carolina.

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