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Celebrities visiting Long Island schools

"The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy gets a taste of what it's like to be a teacher as she takes over a second-grade classroom at Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley on Friday, March 14, 2014. Credit: Brittany Wait

Celebrities like James Franco, Nick Cannon and Jenny McCarthy visit Long Island schools for all kinds of reasons.

Sometimes it's to spread cheer to kids with special needs. Sometimes a star wants to find out what it's like to get a real job, like a teacher or a principal.

Then again, sometimes an alumnus who found fame returns to be honored — or even to finally pick up his diploma. We've seen it all when the famous step on Long Island school grounds.

Click on the link above to watch celebrities show off their school spirit on LI.

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