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April 16, 2013 > TV special to celebrate teachers

TV special to celebrate teachers

Submitted By Jessica Weeg

Real Change Productions recently announced the debut of its upcoming, star-studded television special, which celebrates the grade-A individuals and groups dedicated to educating America's youth. Dubbed The Real Change Project - Artists for Education, this one-hour program, in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org and presenting sponsor Office Depot, combines celebrities with philanthropy, along with exclusive musical performances, touching one-on-one interviews and more.

Airing on April 23, music superstars including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones and Glee star, Matthew Morrison, revisit their hometown schools, introduce the teachers that inspired them and surprise some deserving students and organizations along the way. Award-winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams has signed on as host of this television special event.

While the celebrity roster reads like an honor roll of A-listers, the teachers will truly take the limelight of this telecast. Teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org, the celebrity guests will sponsor classrooms spanning from Miami to Nashville, highlighting the efforts of a special, select few teachers and telling their moving stories.

AdoptAClassroom.org seeks to empower teachers with the resources they need to outfit their classes and increase their students' opportunity for success. Teachers are encouraged to participate by registering on the LiveRealChange.com website. Once selected by a donor, teachers have full discretion to use the money for whatever classroom items necessary.

LiveRealChange.com donors can pick the classroom of their choice knowing that 100 percent of their financial support will go toward the teacher and their students. In return, adopters receive feedback, including emails from the teacher and impact reports detailing how the donation was used, as well as the opportunity to visit the class and see the results firsthand.

Real Change will premiere on Tuesday, April 23, (two weeks before National Teacher Appreciation Week) on CBS as well as other syndicated networks. Check local TV listings for times and participating stations. For more information, visit liverealchange.com or view the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J3l0bkJKWE.

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