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Eighty-eight-year-old Russell Whittaker received his high school diploma on Monday – 71 years after he left high school to serve in World War II.
Originally posted 04/01/2015 03:40PM
Please welcome Professor Olivia Wilde to the class.
Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:40PM
Just call him Professor Dylan.
Originally posted 01/10/2015 08:00AM
A Utah teacher is facing more felony charges after one of her students revealed the two had sex – after her arrest on rape charges.
Originally posted 12/11/2014 03:10PM
When Laci Polotzola walked the halls as a student at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, Louisiana, she'd often wave at the jovial janitor, Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier.
Originally posted 09/19/2014 07:15PM
According to her longtime neighbor, Nicole Dufault seemed like "just an average mom going to work."
Originally posted 07/15/2014 07:50PM
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and an English teacher, joined in the celebration Tuesday in Minneapolis to cheer PEOPLE and Major League Baseball's 30 All-Star Teachers.
Originally posted 03/10/2014 02:40PM
She's taught your son to read and write; he's chaperoned your daughter on field trips and helped shape her into the person she is today. Don't you think your child's teacher deserves a little extra-special recognition?
You're in luck, because today marks the start of Major League Baseball, Target and PEOPLE's "All-Star Teachers" program, which honors current and retired teachers around the country for their service to schoolchildren.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 08:00AM
For the second year in a row, PEOPLE editors, along with an advisory board of education professionals, have read through a mountain of inspiring applications for the annual Teacher of the Year Award. And it was no easy feat – there are a lot of amazing teachers out there!
The six winning entries featured teachers who make learning an adventure. With creativity and heart, and some sacrifices of their own, they're helping their students succeed. And as musician and education activist John Legend, a member of PEOPLE's advisory board, said, "These incredible teachers are changing the lives of their students and paving the way for a new generation of American leaders."
We are pleased to announce the class of 2013:
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