Great American Teach-Off Contest launched

The University of Phoenix has teamed up with the online community at GOOD to sponsor The Great American Teach-Off, a contest to recognize the exceptional work of classroom teachers in America.

Starting August 15th, anyone can go to and nominate an elementary school (K-6) teacher who is making a difference in children’s lives. The top ten entrants will be chosen by an independent panel, assembled by the sponsors. Then, starting in September the public will have five weeks to vote for a winner, who will receive a $10,000 classroom grant and other prizes. The contest will take place again in early 2012 for middle school and high school teachers (grades 7-12).