In the three years since Jon Pickinpaugh (NE ’17) took over as principal at UmonHon (Omaha) Nation High, graduation rates have risen from 46% to 80%, the largest graduating class in the school’s history. “I didn’t get into education to take the easy route,” says Jon. “I am always up for a challenge.”
Even in this challenging year, Milken Educators say they have a lot to be thankful for.
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Milken Educators deliver back-to-school messages of hope, inspiration and encouragement for students at the start of this most unusual 2020-21 school year.
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