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DCPS teachers and staff who will lose their current positions at the end of the year speak with principals at a "transfer fair" in Northwest D.C. Wednesday.
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DCPS teachers and staff who will lose their current positions at the end of the year speak with principals at a "transfer fair" in Northwest D.C. Wednesday.

The hall was crowded with many of the approximately 750 teachers and staff who received "excess" notices, meaning they would no longer have their current positions at DCPS at the end of the academic year. But they can apply for other jobs within the system.

More than 60 schools set up tables at School Without Walls Senior High School in Northwest D.C. for the fair. Teachers could meet the principals and give them their resumes.

Teachers said they weren't surprised they lost their positions, but none of the dozen who spoke to WAMU seemed optimistic about getting another one.

But DCPS says last year approximately 80 percent of teachers who received excess notices were rehired at another school.

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