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Here’s What’s Drawing Aspiring Teachers to the Field

By Lauren Santucci & Madeline Will — June 14, 2022 3:11
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For four student-teachers in North Carolina, teaching’s low pay and heavy workload were a concern, but not enough to deter them from joining the profession. Here they explain what’s kept them interested in becoming teachers—above all, the ability to make an impact in the lives of their students.

Lauren Santucci
Video Producer
As a video producer, Lauren Santucci produces, films, and edits meaningful, human-interest digital video and works closely with Education Week editors and reporters. Prior to joining Education Week in 2022, she produced videos for Al Jazeera, FRONTLINE PBS, and The Texas Tribune. She has a master’s degree in visual journalism from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession.

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