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RALEIGH, N.C. — Tenure would be eliminated for North Carolina public school teachers in five years, under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee WRAL reports.

Under the Senate bill, during the next five years, local school superintendents and school boards would evaluate all teachers with at least three years of experience and offer four-year contracts to the top 25 percent. All other teachers would serve on one-year contracts, according to the report.

Teachers who earn the extended contracts also would be rewarded with annual supplements of at least $500.

Starting with the 2018-19 school year, districts would be able to offer contracts of up to four years for teachers with at least three years of experience. Newer teachers would have annual contracts.

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