D.C. teacher wins $25,000 education award

Photo Credit: TNTP

Photo Credit: TNTP

According to Kellye Lynn of WJLA ABC 7 News, A Southeast Washington teacher received a special surprise last week. Ketcham Elementary School Principal Maisha Riddlesprigger told ABC7 News, "He's grown and developed into one of our most outstanding teachers. He truly cares about his students."

Ketcham math teacher Milton Bryant wins a $25,000 cash prize and a summer residency for a job well done. Richard Green is a partner with TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project); the organization that offers the prize.

"The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice is a national award that recognizes four extraordinary teachers," he explained.

Ten-year-old Zaniya Colvin shared, "I think he deserves it cause he's like a really, really, good teacher; a very fun teacher." This is the second education prize this year for Bryant who in March won the $5,000 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching. Green continued, "The students in his classroom are achieving based on the PARCC exam four times the average of schools in surrounding communities."  Read more here