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Teachers from Iowa, Neb., to be celebrated in DC

The 2012 National Teacher of the Year finalists will attend a Monday reception

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Teachers from Nebraska and Iowa will be among those honored this week by President Barack Obama.

The 2012 National Teacher of the Year and state finalists will attend a Monday reception with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Festivities continue Tuesday when Obama speaks to them in the Rose Garden.

The national award is given to a state Teacher of the Year. The finalist from Nebraska is Luisa Palomo Hare from Liberty Elementary in Omaha. Iowa's finalist is Charity Campbell, a physical education teacher at Norwalk Middle School.

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