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LA School Report | October 27, 2016

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Lincoln High math teacher wins prestigious national award

Anthony Yom, the Abraham Lincoln High School math teacher who earned national recognition for helping his students conquer the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, has won the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education, which recognizes “life-changing” educators who promote academic integrity and rigor. The award is named for the late Jaime Escalante, the Garfield High School calculus teacher profiled in the 1988 film “Stand and Deliver,” and that school’s former principal, Henry Gradillas, who now serves on the prize panel. The recognition carries with it $10,000 each for Yom and for Lincoln High, where he has taught for 12 years. By Barbara Jones, LAUSD Daily

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