Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some Numbers for the NYC Teaching Fellows program

A fellow NYCTF compatriot of mine (we shall call her K) attended the information session downtown last night. She reported back with a few interesting tidbits:

  • they will be accepting only 1000 Fellows in June, down from around 1750 last year
  • around 19,000 people will apply this year
  • about 50% of applicants get to the interview (compared to 65% in previous years)
  • (and doing the math) about 10% of interviewees are accepted
  • 75% of the 200 or so June '08 Fellows jobless at the beginning of the school year have since found permanent positions

Frankly the drop down to only 1000 Fellow slots for June '09 freaks me out a little bit. I'm kind of glad I have Teach for America coming along at the same time.


OneStar said...

It's terrible!! Keep your plan C just in case. Out of that 75% some were laid off plus many from the teacher reserve because of budget cuts.

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