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Beyond the Blackboard (2011)

A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom.

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Greg Bess
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School district's HR representative
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Johnny Hernandez
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Candy
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Danny's Mom
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Dr. Warren
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Danny
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Maria
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Carlos
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Patricia
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Joe
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Nelson (as Mat Greer)
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Nichole Bess
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Brandon Bess
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A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom. Written by CBS Publicity

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24 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Beyond the Blackboard (#60.3)  »

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In an epilogue to the original broadcast, Emily VanCamp introduced the real Stacey Bess, who spoke on behalf of education for the homeless. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Great Hallmark Movie!
25 April 2011 | by (Ohio, United States) – See all my reviews

My wife asked me to watch this movie with her last night and I'm glad she did. This was a very well done movie. All the actors did a great job especially Emily VanCamp as Stacey Bess. The child actors they got for this movie also did a very good job. I became very interested in the children and what their story was. And to probably be expected some were pretty sad. It was interesting to find out what happens to them during the movie. And as in all Hallmark movies there are some moments that tug at your heartstrings! And moments where you get a smile on your face. This was a story that I wasn't aware of so you could learn something from this movie as well as just get some enjoyment from it. A good choice for the family to watch.


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