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Librarian Jennifer Gordon wins the 2018 Massachusetts Milken Award at Banneker Charter in Cambridge.

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Fifth-grade teacher Linda Dishman wins the first Milken Educator Award of 2018-19 in Kansas

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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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Teaching History Through Hip-Hop

Manny Rustin (CA '11) created his class on hip-hop culture to help students relate to American history.

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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.

In The News MORE >>

Oct 16, 2018
Cambridge Educator Surprised With $25,000 Prize
The Boston Glove — Boston, MA

Oct 15, 2018
Berryton Teacher Wins National Prize
WIBW-AM — Topeka, KS

Oct 12, 2018