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Perdue to spend last day as governor in schools


JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- Beverly Perdue is spending her final full day as North Carolina's governor by highlighting her passion to expand the use of technology in the public schools.

Perdue was scheduled to tour two Onslow County schools Friday morning and recognize the school district for how it uses technology in classrooms.

Republican Pat McCrory is slated to be sworn in as North Carolina's next governor Saturday. Perdue plans to attend the ceremony in the old Capitol building.

The outgoing Democratic governor successfully sought money from the Legislature early in her four-year team to extend pilot programs where teachers used hand-held computers to monitor student progress.

Perdue said last week she intended after leaving office to be part of a foundation that emphasizes education and technology.

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