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Third-grade teacher Katelyn Baker wins Tennessee's Milken Educator Award at Battle Academy, the first winner in Chattanooga in more than a decade.

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STEM star Lukas Hefty (FL '16) shines on "Daytime," a nationally syndicated TV talk show.

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Celebrating 30 Years

Grab a Kleenex and watch the highlights from three decades surprising outstanding educators. Where will we show up in 2016-17?

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About the Milken Educator Awards

This is our 30th year surprising outstanding educators across the U.S. with $25,000 cash prizes. Check out the facts in our online newsroom.

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Milken Educator Forum

We're gearing up for learning and inspiration at the 2017 Milken Educator Forum in New Orleans. Take a look at last year's MEA Forum highlights.

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Unsung Heroes

Kansas Milken Educator Bill Smithyman (KS '15) explores the new Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in historic Fort Scott. 

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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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