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Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth-Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

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NPR's Claudio Sanchez visits the site of Treehaven — the school where he taught so many years ago, just outside Tucson, Ariz. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Lessons From The School Where I Failed As A Teacher

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How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

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Tia Tsosie Begay is a fourth-grade teacher at a small public school on the outskirts of Tucson, Ariz. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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A 'Wisdom Keeper' Draws From A Deep Well Of Navajo Culture

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Stephanie Johnson teaches special education classes at Oak Canyon Junior High School in Lindon, Utah. She says the paperwork is a constant frustration. Alex Hale for NPR hide caption

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It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

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Teaching Grit On The Water: A Top Coach Mixes Rowing With Life

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Deborah Ball introduces a math problem to students at the Mathematics Teaching and Learning to Teach seminar at the University of Michigan. Brian Powers/University of Michigan hide caption

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Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

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Letters To The Teacher Celebrate A 40-Year Career

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This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

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Cooper is known as the Swim Whisperer. He's been teaching swimming full-time since 1995. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

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Mathias "Spider" Schergen in his art room at Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts in Chicago. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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'Mr. Spider' Says Goodbye: An Art Teacher's Final Day At School

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Principal Ali Shalalha stands at the entrance of the high school. Though the school has closed for summer, it's filled with students who are studying for exams. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

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Whaley walks his students back to class from the library. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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One Teacher's Quest To Build Language Skills ... And Self-Confidence

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Sam Venable teaches music at Langston Hughes Elementary in New Orleans. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Hot Jazz, Cool Teacher: How One New Orleans Man Fosters Greatness

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Rodney Carey (left) with students at the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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From Bail Bondsman To Teacher

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"One of my biggest goals as a sex educator is to be sex-positive," Solow explains. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex Ed Today

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