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Enter Your Nominations For The ‘B98.5 Teacher of the Month’

Once again this school year, we will be presenting "The B98.5 Teacher of the Month" brought to you by: Maine Education Credit Union, serving Maine educators and anyone living or working in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

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One Inspiring Woman: One Special Dancer

On Sunday, I was going through Facebook and not many of my friends had seen this but it really touched me.

I wanted to share this with you.

If anyone of you knows a dancer, whether it be a tiny ballerina or a teacher of all that is tap, jazz and hip hop...then this is the story for you.

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Wendy Brochu from Maine Education Credit Union, Randy, Molly Gallivan of  Hall-Dale Elementary, Sharon, Principal Dan Folsom

Enter Your Nominations For The ‘B98.5 Teacher of the Month’

Once again this school year, we will be presenting "The B98.5 Teacher of the Month" brought to you by: Maine Education Credit Union, serving Maine educators and anyone living or working in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

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Amazingly Dedicated Woman Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Sick Day

Deborah Ford really takes that whole “neither rain nor hail” mantra seriously.

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11 Year Old Boy in Spain Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Get Out of a Parent Teacher Conference

Kids are kids the world over and when an 11 year boy in Xinzo de Limia, Spain heard his parents were called to his school for a parent-teacher conference, he didn’t want to be around for it, so he faked his own kidnapping.

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Teacher In Hot Water After Facebook Photo Surfaces of Students With Mouths Duct-Taped Shut

It's a Facebook photo middle school math teacher Melissa Cairns wished she never posted. The snap, which has since been removed from her page, showed several of her students with duct tape over their mouth. "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!," read the caption.

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Teacher With Fear of Children Fighting Forced Retirement

Language teacher Maria C. Waltherr-Willard suffers from pedophobia, which means she is afraid of young children. When the 61-year-old is in the presence of the little tykes she experiences symptoms which include anxiety, chest pains and vomiting.

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Teacher Does Irish Jig During Student Dance Battle
Jaraea Seabrooks

Teacher Owns Students in Dance Battle With Irish Jig

It's been our experience that high school teachers generally frown upon pranks. But one teacher at Whitney Young High School in Chicago eagerly joined in when seniors staged an unauthorized dance battle. If only our teachers were this cool.

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Should Teachers Be Allowed to Strike? — Survey of the Day

Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.

There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.

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Shannon Shanning, a Special Education Teacher at Poland Whittier Middle School, Named 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year

This morning, Monday September 10, at a school assembly at the Bruce M. Whittier Middle School in Poland, Shannon Shanning was surprised with the announcement that she has been named the 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year by the Maine Department of Education.

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