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Judge Halts Tenure Law in Two N.C. Districts

By Stephen Sawchuk — May 06, 2014 1 min read

Two North Carolina districts have won a temporary freeze from a 2013 state law that phases out tenure in favor of shorter-term contracts.

Special Superior Court Judge Richard Doughton granted a preliminary injunction to the Guilford and Durham districts April 23, the Greensboro News & Record reported. That means they don’t have to meet a June 30 deadline to offer a quarter of their teachers a four-year contract providing higher pay in exchange for relinquishing tenure.

The ruling doesn’t seem to apply to the state’s other 113 districts, all of which must also meet the 25 percent mandate. But the suit will proceed to trial, and any future ruling might have statewide implications.

A version of this article appeared in the May 07, 2014 edition of Education Week

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