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Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

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Allison Cuttler (NJ '15) │Math and computer science teacher, North Star Academy Charter School | Newark, NJ

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Date of Award: December 3, 2015

The first year that Allison Cuttler taught AP Computer Science at North Star Academy, her students achieved a 67% pass rate, tied with the national average. Results like that would be impressive anywhere, but they are particularly remarkable for a school serving under-resourced families. Cuttler's students have averaged over 600 on the SAT math section, posting some of the highest results in the school’s history. Cuttler also founded an afterschool “Girls Who Code” club, which has become one of the school’s most popular organizations. The percentage of graduates who have declared majors in STEM fields has more than quadrupled in the past two years, and most of these students credit Cuttler as their inspiration.


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