Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fox School District Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fox School District Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

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ARNOLD * A government teacher in the Fox School District was the only Missouri teacher to win a prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award this year, which is considered the Academy Award of teaching.

Jordan McGaughey, who teaches 10th grade government at Seckman High School, is one of up to 45 teachers nationwide who will receive a Milken award this school year.

McGaughey received the award for developing critical thinking and debate skills among his students, according to a statement from the Milken Family Foundation.

In his class, students write to legislators, hold mock U.S. congressional sessions and develop and vote on new constitutional amendments.

The Milken Family Foundation praised McGaughey for using technology in his classroom, including leading Twitter chats during significant national events like the State of the Union address. …

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