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Meet the 44 outstanding teachers and principals who joined the Milken Educator family this year.

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About the Milken Educator Awards

For 30 years, we've been surprising outstanding educators across the U.S. with $25,000 cash prizes. Check out the facts in our online newsroom.

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Tenth-grader Jesse Roy watched his biology teacher Tami Lunsford (DE '17) become a Milken Educator—and he'll remember it forever.

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88% of Eric Crouch's  students read below grade level. He's changing that.

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A Visionary Leader

Steadfast dedication and commitment to America's teachers and students earns Lowell Milken the 2017 James Bryant Conant Award from Education Commission of the States.


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What are the Milken Educator Awards?

Film has the Oscar™, music has the Grammy™, science has the Nobel Prize and sports has its Olympic Gold, but what about the unsung heroes on the frontlines shaping our future?  Where is the recognition for our nation’s educators?  Enter Lowell Milken and the Milken Educator Awards.

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