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N.C. Teaching Fellows competing for fewer jobs

Today, Elizabeth Harwell begins her first day of school teaching math to 7th graders at Hawfields Middle School in Mebane.But just last week, the 2009 graduate of the UNC Teaching Fellows program didn’t  have a job lined up for the year. Harwell was hired late because many counties did not hire teachers until the state budget was passed in August. Without knowing the final budget, schools didn’t know how hard they would be hit by the cuts and whether they would have money to hire new teachers.

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