Students Kopal Gupta, left, Laurel Thomas, left center, and Karlyn Voltz, right, work on a problem as teacher Scott Maxwell, right center looks on in his Math III Honors STEM class at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh on Sept. 15, 2015. A new program proposed by Wake County State Sen. Chad Barefoot would give forgivable loans to teachers who commit to teaching science, technology engineering, math and special education.
Students Kopal Gupta, left, Laurel Thomas, left center, and Karlyn Voltz, right, work on a problem as teacher Scott Maxwell, right center looks on in his Math III Honors STEM class at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh on Sept. 15, 2015. A new program proposed by Wake County State Sen. Chad Barefoot would give forgivable loans to teachers who commit to teaching science, technology engineering, math and special education. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Students Kopal Gupta, left, Laurel Thomas, left center, and Karlyn Voltz, right, work on a problem as teacher Scott Maxwell, right center looks on in his Math III Honors STEM class at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh on Sept. 15, 2015. A new program proposed by Wake County State Sen. Chad Barefoot would give forgivable loans to teachers who commit to teaching science, technology engineering, math and special education. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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