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Teach for America provides just 18 teachers in Orange

Teach for America provides just 18 teachers in Orange

Orange County will fill fewer teaching positions than anticipated through the controversial Teach for America program, which allows recent college graduates and career-changers to jump into classrooms with minimal preparation. About 18 Teach for America members will work in high-need Orange schools this year, short of the 50 positions called for in the contract. Orange is the only Central Florida district that has an agreement with the group. A Teach for America spokeswoman said the low turnout in Orange is in line with a national trend. Applications for the competitive program are down nationally, as is enrollment in traditional teacher-preparation programs. Orange opened the school...

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