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Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce return of 'Live's Top Teacher Search'

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Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am

‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ will honor top educators May 3-7; one deserving teacher will receive $20,000 in prizes

Earlier this week on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced the return of one of the show’s most popular and meaningful initiatives: “Live’s Top Teacher Search.” The show will honor outstanding educators the week of May 3-7, during “Live’s Top Teacher Week,” and in celebration of the national “Teacher Appreciation Week.”

A press release stated, “When it comes to defining heroes in our society, teachers rank at the top of the list, given the crucial role they play in educating and inspiring their students. And in the past year, they’ve had to step up like never before, learning how to keep students engaged and motivated under the most difficult of circumstances, facing down the pandemic while meeting the challenges of virtual and hybrid learning.”

With “Live’s Top Teacher Search,” the show will honor educators who go above and beyond for their students, their schools and their communities, especially in these most challenging of times. One teacher will receive a grand prize of $10,000. Plus, “Live” is teaming up with SONIC Drive-In to gift the winning teacher another $10,000 to use on national education nonprofit site DonorsChoose, where they can fund essential learning supplies for their classroom or the classroom of another teacher.

The search is open to current educators from pre-K through 12th grade, and viewers can write in to nominate an extraordinary teacher for consideration by logging on to KellyAndRyan.com for rules, submission guidelines and further details.

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