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2015-16 Milken Educator Awards

The Milken Educator Awards team continues its cross-country tour this week. Where will the next Milken Educator be crowned? Follow along in our photo galleries.

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About the Milken Educator Awards

We've been recognizing outstanding educators with $25,000 cash prizes for 30 years. Our online newsroom has all the facts about this year's recipients.

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In the News: Nate Bowling (WA '13)

The Tacoma history and AP Government teacher is a finalist for the 2016 National Teacher of the Year award.


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#MyTeacherRocks Instagram Contest

CONGRATULATIONS! This student-teacher selfie won $500 for Ms. Wittgren's classroom at George Beadle Middle School. Click to see our favorite photos and enter yours today!

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Spotlight: Allison Cuttler (NJ '15)

In his 2016 State of the State address, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lauds the STEM teacher's leadership and student achievement.

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Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Make your days more efficient with these classroom productivity tips.

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Gina Benz (SD '15): Awards Do Inspire People

"I was inspired to be the very best teacher I could be for my students and for my community."

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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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South Florence Teacher Gets $25,000 Surprise During Assembly
Florence Morning News — Florence, SC