Updated:RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) (AP)ong> - North Carolina's public school, community college and university systems are working on a broad improvement plan.
Gov. Pat McCrory met Wednesday with state education leaders working to streamline the state's education system and encourage cooperation among the people responsible for the biggest chunk of the state's $21 billion budget.
The group discussed communicating the state's education efforts and making it more efficient. Talk touched several times on how to recruit, retain and pay kindergarten teachers to college professors.
North Carolina's public school teachers are among the lowest-paid in the country and did not receive raises this year.
University of North Carolina System President Tom Ross said educators train the workforce that drives North Carolina's economic future. He says other states are luring away UNC professors with better offers.
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