Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education

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Funding to recognize a teacher and school that is having a huge positive impact on students, making a real difference not just for the present but also for the rest of their lives by showing a commitment to learning, discipline, character-building and high expectations that characterized East L.A.'s Garfield High School during the time that Jaime Escalante taught there and Henry Gradillas was its principal. The funding is divided equally, as $10,000 for the nominated teacher and $10,000 for their school.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Eligibility: Any elementary or secondary school teacher (grades K - 12) who works in the United States and through whose efforts students are achieving remarkable academic success. Our watchword is "more from less," the best candidates are those who overcome stiff challenges such as deep poverty, natural disasters, rampant drugs or violence in the community and yet are still able to inspire their students to the highest levels of academic achievement and to become lifelong learners.

Award Amount: $20,000

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