Clinton Trump debates

LIVE: First presidential debate at Hofstra University

9 p.m. ET: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton participate in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will moderate the event.

Top Notch Teacher is a unique program that focuses on teachers and their efforts in and out of the classroom. These are teachers that have made an impact on someone’s life.

News 8 invites you to nominate a teacher that you feel goes above and beyond!  Each month News 8 will choose a teacher from the submissions.  Each month (except for September) we’ll come to their classroom and produce a story on that teacher that will air on News 8 at 6 on the first Monday of the month they are chosen. The story will repeat on Tuesday's News 8 This Morning. Their story will also be featured here, on our Top Notch Teacher webpage.

The Top Notch Teacher also gets the opportunity to drive a special car from Honda Motorwerks for a month. The car has a large Top Notch Teacher logo on the side.

Once a year, WKBT-TV News 8 will host a banquet honoring the Top Notch teachers from the previous school year. 

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The Compassion Project

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