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Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy

Mayra Lara has been laid off three times and bounced among high schools during her seven-year teaching career in the Los Angeles school district. Concerned about once again losing her job, she moved in with a friend and hunted for work outside of teaching two years ago.

“I was so worried about long-term job security I started to think about leaving the profession I desperately love,” she recalled.