Governor Perdue announced the introduction of several pieces of legislation aimed at educational reform today.

SB 386, sponsored by Sen. Don Balfour, would increase pay for high performing teachers and principals. Performance would be calculated through a new, statewide evaluation tool that would take into account student improvement as well as peer reviews.

Rep. Matt Ramsey has introduced HB 1121 and HB 1111 which provide for penalties for anyone who tampers with or facilitates cheating on tests required by the State Department of Education.