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Eagle Times: Teacher appreciation


Teachers play a huge part in kids' lives since they give the children words of wisdom.

How Teacher Appreciation Week began is still up in the air, but one thing is certain: in 1944 a teacher, whose name was Mattye Whyte Woodridge who had taught students in an Arkansas School, felt that there should be a day to honor teachers. Therefore, she had a great idea to write letters to political leaders to request a national day for teachers.

Eleanor Roosevelt, who talked to the 81st Congress in 1953 about creating a National Teachers' Day, saw one of Woodridge's letters. Then in 1985, Congress vo...

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