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Who was your favorite teacher growing up? Odds are, no matter how old you may be, you can call up that name in a heartbeat. Maybe it was someone who made you laugh or gave you some tough love or just knew exactly what to say to get you to finally understand the Pythagorean theorem. That's how important teachers are -- their influences can literally last a lifetime! This week was full of great stories of remarkable young people and the adults that inspired them to be the best they can be. So here's your homework this week: Read up on The Good Stuff, and then thank a teacher, mentor, parent or someone else who encourages kids to love learning. (And if you are one of those people, thank yourself! You deserve it.)
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