Teaching Fellows program may be saved

By Alley Oakley

The legislature’s effort to cut the state budget eliminated a program that recruited thousands of the state’s brightest high school students to become teachers.

For about 25 years, the Teaching Fellows program paid for students’ college education, and in return they would start their careers teaching in North Carolina.

But now state legislators have heard from so many citizens who want to save the program that they’re reconsidering axing it.

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