PELLA, Iowa, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Championing positive examples of outstanding teachers who change lives for the better, TheBestSchools.org announces the ten finalists for its 2016 $20,000 Escalante–Gradillas Prize for Best in Education.
"Teachers deserve our support," says Dan Edelen, director of marketing services for TheBestSchools.org. "This annual prize celebrates exemplary educators who go the extra mile to challenge young people, especially those students living below the poverty line, to aim higher and reach their fullest potential."
Through the prize, TheBestSchools.org, continues to promote the high academic standards of the late Jaime Escalante, the famed calculus teacher profiled in the 1988 film Stand & Deliver, and his principal, Henry Gradillas, who now serves on the prize panel. The winner of the Escalante–Gradillas Prize for Best in Education receives an individual prize of $10,000, along with an additional $10,000 for the winner's school.
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The winner of the prize and two runners-up will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
"While we wish each of the ten candidates could win the $20,000, we know that selection as finalists will go a long way toward these fine teachers receiving the recognition they deserve," says Edelen. "By doing more with less and promoting the spirit of academic rigor and accomplishment that defines both Escalante and Gradillas, these ten finalists not only better the lives of their students, they give us all hope for the future."
TheBestSchools.org is the leader in school rankings — K-12, university, and post graduate—providing millions of readers with the information they need to make informed choices for their education.
Director of Marketing Services
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