NC Governor Pat McCrory (2nd from left) meets with students at Randolph Community College before signing his first bill as governor.
NC Governor McCrory signs his first bill as governor that requires the State Board of Education develop by the fall of 2014 new diplomas that make clear a student is ready for college, ready a vocational career, or both.
Asheboro, NC -- Republican Pat McCrory signed his first bill as North Carolina governor on Monday morning.
McCrory put his signature on a law during a ceremony in Asheboro. The law requires the State Board of Education develop, by the fall of 2014, new diplomas that make clear a student is ready for college, a vocational career, or both. The bill received final approval from the General Assembly last week.
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McCrory visited Randolph Community College's industrial center for the bill signing. The bill's primary sponsor is from Randolph County.
The bill also tells the state board to look at ways to make it easier to license vocational and technical teachers.
The new law fits well into McCrory's campaign platform about public schools preparing students for the work world.
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