Panel takes step advancing state teacher license, pay changes

RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina commission has agreed to move forward with efforts to change how teachers are licensed and paid.

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission voted on Thursday to back a summary of licensure and compensation goals to pass along to the State Board of Education.

The commission already has been refining a licensure and pay plan that ultimately would need buy-in from the board and funding from the General Assembly.

A draft plan would switch the state from a pay system for licensed teachers largely based on experience to one based on different types of licenses that teachers advance to based on their effectiveness.

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