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Teaching Fellows fall by the wayside, as lawmakers fund Senate Bill 795 (video)

The nationally-recognized NC Teaching Fellows program was one of the casualties of the legislature’s compromise budget [1]bill released Wednesday.

While more than 45 school systems [2] passed resolutions asking the legislature to revive the program, Republican-led budget writers decided to allocate $27 million in recurring funds for Senator Phil Berger’s Excellent Schools Act [3], which includes a Teacher Corps program.







Senator Berger told reporters that eliminating the $3.2 million in non-recurring funding for the Fellows program allowed for more money to go to K-12 spending. Speaker Thom Tillis then followed-up by saying details could come as early as next week regarding other programs being discussed to give superintendents “a good pipeline of new teachers.”

To watch the exchange, click below:

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