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By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

March 12, 2020

Students should know that their voices can make a difference, say some of the nation's top teachers. 

That's the message coming from winners of the Milken Educator Awards, an annual contest for the nation's teachers, principals, and other K-12 instructional professionals. 

For more than three decades, the Milken Family Foundation has recognized educators across the country with the award for excellence in teaching and leadership. Winners get a $25,000 cash prize to spend however they like. This year, 40 educators have won the award. 

In recent years, Education Week has asked some of the winners to reflect on their teaching and the profession. This time, we asked about student voice and civic engagement. 

READ WHAT WV'S WINNER SAID HERE.