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For the Love of a Teacher: Eloise Gale's Passing Inspires a Community of Giving

(20) Comments | Posted February 13, 2011 | 11:37 PM

When her 5-year-old son, Cael, came home from school singing The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," Tina Horstmann knew she got lucky. His teacher, Ms. Gale, was a talented instructor -- fresh out of college and passionate about education. Cael thrived in Ms. Gale's class and...

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Classroom Heroes: Retired Air Force Major Michael Weiland Gives His Students Wings

(7) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 8:19 PM

When Michael Weiland's social studies class learns about Thomas Edison, they listen to an authentic wind up phonograph. When it's time for a lecture on the Wright brothers, they see a vintage biplane wing up close. During their lesson on the Civil War, they pass around a bullet recovered straight...

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Classroom Heroes: Former NYPD Cop Keeps Teens Inspired, Off The Streets

(15) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 6:38 PM

Anthony Mullen's thick Bronx accent and tough demeanor gave him his street cred for the 20 years that he patrolled New York City as a cop. The 50-year-old former deputy inspector isn't using his stern disposition to cuff teenage gang members anymore, though.

Instead he's teaching them -- as...

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