"26 miles, 26 teachers": Harvard dean runs Boston Marathon to support educators

Jim Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE), ran the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon this past Monday to raise money for the financial aid for students in HGSE. 

Ryan asked members of the Harvard community to contribute to his fund, and in return, allowed sponsors to name an educator for him to honor during his run.

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Ryan listed the names of all 26 of the teachers he would be running for on Monday, along with the slogan "26 miles, 26 teachers."

Ryan has run the Boston Marathon to raise money for educators for seven years (and running), and is in good company with other educators running for the cause.

Other teachers represented at the marathon this year included Excel High School teacher Kydani Dover, who ran the marathon for her students. "It is important to... really show students that they can do many things and do them well," Dover says. "Supporting students is everything" (Will, EdWeek, 4/17).

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