Burr provision helps bring training money to North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law heading to President Barack Obama's desk should bring more money to North Carolina and more than 30 other states to help schools in poor areas locate and retain good teachers.

The Senate gave final congressional approval Wednesday to the education makeover. It will be signed by the president Thursday.

The "Every Student Succeeds Act" contains a provision pushed by North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr changing a formula to distribute teacher recruitment and training funds.

Burr's office said the reworked formula should mean an extra $24 million annually to North Carolina schools, phased in over seven years. That's a nearly 50 percent increase.

Burr said in a release Congress had "the obligation to properly fund schools that need this funding the most."

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