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.
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May 13, 2016
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.
March 09, 2016
The program, known as "Best & Brightest," pays teachers based on their effectiveness ratings and their SAT and ACT scores.
February 17, 2016
Ten teachers have been announced as finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize, a $1 million annual award offered by the Varkey Foundation.
February 06, 2016
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and late night host Seth Meyers reflected this week on career advice from former teachers.
February 03, 2016
The TV show "Teachers" debuted on TV Land in mid-January. What do actual, real-live teachers think of it? We're inviting some to liveblog their experience.