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House education bill clashes with Senate on tenure, grading schools

N.C. House members are set to discuss an education bill that clashes with a Senate bill on the key issues of tenure and grading schools.

The House members' news conference on their bill comes hours after a Senate committee approved a measure championed by Senate leader Phil Berger that would eliminate teacher tenure and assign schools A-F grades based on student test scores.

The House bill, sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats, would keep the tenure system, but teachers with poor evaluations would lose it. The House bill also incorporates student growth into the calculation of schools' grades. Berger's bill would have growth represented by a separate grade.

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