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‘Nothing’s really changed’: NC Teaching Fellows still enrolling mostly white female students

Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporterMay 15, 2019

A North Carolina program that recruits top students to become teachers by providing college tuition help has once again enrolled mostly white, mostly female students for the 133 spots this year, according to demographic data reviewed by WRAL News.

Of the students selected for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program this year, 81 percent are white and 86 percent are women. Last year, 83 percent were white and 82 percent were women.

The Teaching Fellows Commission, a 14-member board that selects the students, uses GPA, standardized test scores, leadership, experience and written essays to narrow the pool of applicants. Most of those who apply, according to the data, are white women.

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