It is not too late to nominate a teacher to be an American Star of Teaching. The U.S. Department of Education is still seeking nominations for its second annual American Stars of Teaching project, which recognizes outstanding teachers. So far over 850 nominations have been received.
The American Stars of Teaching project is part of the U.S. Department of Educations continuing effort to focus attention on exemplary classroom teachers who are successful in using innovative teaching strategies and raising student academic achievement for all of their students. Teachers across all grade levels and disciplines will be honored this fall as 2005 American Stars of Teaching. These teachers will be highlighted as representatives of the thousands of teachers who are making a difference in the lives of their students.
One teacher, or team of teachers from a school, will be recognized in every state and the District of Columbia. Parents, students, colleagues, school administrators or others can nominate a teacher who they believe has the qualities to be an American Star of Teaching.
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