A St. Paul teacher won a $25,000 award on Friday for an excellence in teaching, Star Tribune reports.
Steve Abenth, 37, was the only teacher in Minnesota to be awarded the 2012 Milken Educator Award for excellence in teaching.
Abenth teaches the fourth grade at Highland Park Elementary School in St. Paul. According to the award program, Abenth created a data-tracking system to isolate student learning gaps and improve achievement.
Abenth said he will use the money to get his masters degree in technology education.