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Kansas elementary teacher nabs year's first Milken award


October 14, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A fifth-grade teacher from suburban Topeka has been honored with the nation's first Milken Educator Award for the 2018-19 year.

The Capital-Journal reports that Linda Dishman, who teaches at Berryton Elementary, was surprised with the honor on Friday. The award is given to only about a few dozen teachers across the country and comes with a $25,000 prize.

Awarded teachers can use the cash prizes however they choose.

Milken Family Foundation co-founder Lowell Milken made the announcement in person Friday, saying Dishman mentors other teachers, is involved in her communit...

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