Obama honors Connecticut woman as Teacher of the Year

President Barack Obama awards the 2016 National Teacher of the Year to Jahana Hayes, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hayes is a Social Studies yeacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday bestowed the National Teacher of the Year honor on a Connecticut woman who has demonstrated through her own life that students can overcome almost any obstacle.

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