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Gov. McCrory announces $10M in salary increase for teachers

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Sep 04 2013 11:35:00 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 04 2013 12:18:13 PM CDT
Governor Pat McCrory
RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Wednesday that thousands of teachers will get a combined $10 million in salary increase.

According to the governor, more than 3,000 teachers pursuing master's degrees will receive salary increases when they graduate, an investment of more than $10 million. McCrory said his administration has found the necessary funds, but there was no word on a timetable for the plan.

Gov. McCrory said he also signed  an executive order to create the Governor's Teacher Advisory Council to represent teachers from across the state. McCrory said his administration will continue to reduce the number of standardized tests and create a local control option for school systems to use.