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Illinois Freshman Records Teacher Bullying Him

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Illinois Freshman Records Teacher Bullying Him

Originally posted 02/17/2015 06:05PM

Stephen Davis has always been an easy target for schoolyard bullies.

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What Career Would Bob Dylan Have Chosen Over Iconic Folk Singer?

Bob Dylan: 'If I Had To Do It Over Again, I'd Be a Schoolteacher'

Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:40PM

Just call him Professor Dylan.

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Utah 'Teacher with Benefits' Faces More Charges After Student Says They Had Sex After Her Arrest

Utah 'Teacher with Benefits' Faces More Charges After Student Says They Had Sex After Her Arrest

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.

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Heroes Among Us: How Gabe Sonnier Went from Being a Janitor to School Principal

Heroes Among Us

How a Louisiana Man Went from Being a School Janitor to School Principal

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.

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New Jersey Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Three Students

New Jersey Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Three Students

Originally posted 09/19/2014 07:15PM

According to her longtime neighbor, Nicole Dufault seemed like "just an average mom going to work."

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Jill Biden Cheers PEOPLE/MLB's 30 All-Star Teachers

Jill Biden Pays Tribute to PEOPLE/MLB's 30 All-Star Teachers at All-Star Game

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.

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Do You Know an Outstanding Teacher? Send Him or Her to the All-Star Game!

Do You Know an Outstanding Teacher? Send Him or Her to the All-Star Game!

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.

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Meet People's 2013 Teachers of the Year

UpdatePosted 10/18/2013 12:00PM

Meet People's 2013 Teachers of the Year

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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Heroes Among Us: These First-Graders Send Get Well Cards to Thousands of Strangers

Heroes Among Us

Barb Bratvold's First-Graders Send Get Well Cards to Thousands of Strangers

Originally posted 09/26/2013 12:00PM

One week after Donna O'Malley's 23-year-old son died last February, the retired Montevideo, Minn., nursing-home worker found a large manila envelope stuffed inside her mailbox.

Inside were 15 handmade sympathy cards from a group of first-graders O'Malley had never met.

"We're so sorry about your loss," read one card in a crooked scrawl, covered with pink and purple hearts.

"We care about you," read another, embellished with rainbows and a smiling sun.

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Vote now for PEOPLE's Teacher of the Year Award!

Pick a PEOPLE Teacher of the Year!

Originally posted 08/17/2013 05:15PM

Just in time for back-to-school season ... PEOPLE editors have chosen six candidates – and now it's up to you to decide which one should win one of our People Teacher of the Year awards. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

All six are inspiring, dedicated educators who are making a difference in their students' lives. They are:

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