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  1. And the Best. Teacher. Ever! is ... drumroll, please...

    June 29, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the Audience Winner for our educator contest.Well, it was not easy. We received moving stories from around the country about teachers who go the extra mile to illuminate young minds. Teachers like Beatrice Pfaff, an American Sign Language Instructor in Indianapolis who inspires her students to overcome the isolation

  2. Women’s Voices Rising

    June 6, 2011

    Here is a startling fact: the number of women in prison in the United States has increased by 800 percent over the last three decades. It’s a disturbing trend — but fortunately there are some inspiring individuals and organizations out there working to reverse it.Community Works, one of our educational partners for Community Classroom, is among them.

  3. Best. Teacher. Ever! The Nominations Are In

    June 3, 2011

    The Best. Teacher. Ever! contest winner will be announced next week. Thank you all for the nominations for the teachers who changed your lives for the better. We’ve been moved and inspired by the stories of those special educators out there who accept long hours, not-so-great pay, and limited resources because they want to see young people thrive. They all

  4. A Deadline and an Honorary Entry for the Best. Teacher. EVER. Contest.

    May 26, 2011

    As a reminder to submit your nominations for our Best. Teacher. EVER! contest, we thought we'd share a nomination from ITVS Managing Editor Brooke Shelby Biggs. As a staff member, Brooke can't compete for the Kindle or other cool prizes, but we thought her description of her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Sharon Janulaw, was worth sharing. Don't forget to send

  5. Nominate the Teacher Who Influenced You Most

    May 20, 2011

    Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but there is still time to nominate your favorite educator to win a chance at a Kindle, a DVD copy of the widely acclaimed film Pushing the Elephant, and other cool prizes. Send us your nomination no later than next Monday, May 23rd for consideration. We'll announce the top five later that week, and let the world decide the