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Last updated on Tuesday, October 13, 2009
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - A pair of Indianapolis Advanced-Placement English teachers have been honored as two of the best teachers and principals in the nation.
North Central High School Department Chairman Edward Coleman and Herron High School teacher Greg Lineweaver received Milken Educator Awards worth $25,000 apiece in surprise presentations Monday. Junk-Bond pioneer Michael Milken and his brother Lowell established the awards for teaching excellence in 1982. 11 of Indiana's 55 former winners joined cheering school-wide assemblies at the two schools to welcome Coleman and Lineweaver into the club. Lineweaver left the Decatur township schools to join Herron when it opened in 2003. He is the first Indiana charter-school teacher to win the award. Lineweaver says the opportunity to build something from scratch drew him to Herron. He says he's honored to receive an award he says represents what's good about his profession. Coleman directs North Central's International Baccalaureate Program. His students have posted a 100% pass rate on the challenging exam.
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