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Knoxville Teacher Paula Franklin Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen is visiting West High School in Knoxville to celebrate the hard work of teachers and students and commend West High on its growth as a Level 5 school. But when McQueen introduces Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, the school quickly realizes that one outstanding educator's career is about to change forever. Watch as Milken surprises government teacher Paula Franklin with a Tennessee Milken Educator Award and $25,000—it's a moment she'll never forget.

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“The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator—to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.”  - Lowell Milken