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Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

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

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Maurice Ashley, a chess grandmaster and the first African-American to hold that title, talks with his son, Jayden. Carolyn Cole/LA Times/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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Elder colors paper leaves for the Life Skills tree. When they finish coloring, students will write skills they want to master on the leaves. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

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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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Haley on the Willamette River. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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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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