Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

47,611—number of applications for teaching fellow scholarships received since 1986 by Teaching Fellows Commission that was abolished by the 2011 General Assembly as it phases out the teaching fellows program (N.C. Public School Forum, Friday Report, June 24, 2011)

10,800—number of applicants selected as Teaching Fellows since 1986 (Ibid)

500—number of teaching fellow scholarships awarded to North Carolina high school students per year (N.C. Carolina Teaching Fellows Program)

6,500—amount in dollars of annual college scholarship for students selected as teaching fellows who agree to teach in North Carolina schools for at least four years (Ibid)

4,000—number of teaching fellows currently teaching or serving in education administration (Ibid)

1186—average SAT score of teaching fellows selected in 2010 (Ibid)

99—number of counties in which teaching fellows were employed in the schools during 2010-2011 academic year (Ibid)

0—number of high school students who will be allowed to apply for the teaching fellows program in the fall of 2011 since the General Assembly voted to eliminate the program (Ibid)

1,402—number of offenders served by the North Carolina Drug Treatment Courts whose state funding was eliminated by the 2011 General Assembly (N.C. Drug Courts Fact Sheet)

5,000—amount in dollars of the maximum cost of drug treatment court per offender—cost ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. (Ibid)

23,000—amount in dollars minimum annual cost to North Carolina Department of Correction to incarcerating drug offender (Ibid)

75—percent of drug court graduates who have not committed another offense two years after completing program (Ibid)

3.36—amount in dollars of criminal justice costs saved nationally for every investment of one dollar in drug treatment courts (Ibid)

35—percent age by which studies show that drug treatment court reduces crime more than any other sentencing option for drug offenders (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars of funding provided by 2011 General Assembly for N.C. Drug Courts in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 budgets. (Ibid)