Maggie MacDonnell won the award for her work helping students in a rural, isolated community plagued by high suicide rates among teenagers.
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Mahershala Ali, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, is among the award winners who thanked teachers in their acceptance speeches.
January 09, 2017
This year's four finalists for National Teacher of the Year teach special education, humanities, art, and music.
September 26, 2016
Teacher Appreciation Day isn't until May, but instances of students showing their appreciation to teachers in the meantime have gone viral.
May 13, 2016
Jason Sterlacci, a 6th grade teacher from Somerset, N.J., beat out his fellow finalists on Friday to become the tournament champion, taking home the $100,000 prize.
May 13, 2016
The Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament, a two-week competition featuring 15 teachers, ends tonight and the competition is heating up.
May 06, 2016
To mark Teacher Appreciation Week, musicians pick their favorite songs to thank an influential teacher in their lives.
April 22, 2016
Tom Gilding, a high school English teacher who has gained renown as Mark Twain impersonator, has announced that he is retiring this spring. But only from teaching, not from impersonating Mark Twain.
March 15, 2016
Hanan Al Hroub, a secondary school teacher, grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp, and said she entered teaching as a way to help youth who experience trauma.
March 10, 2016
The non-profit education organization DonorsChoose.org announced that celebrities, athletes, and more have pledged to flash fund over $14 million for over 11,000 public school classroom projects in communities across the country.