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Maverick Science Teacher Wins Big Prize

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Maverick Science Teacher Wins Big Prize

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Maverick Science Teacher Wins Big Prize

Maverick Science Teacher Wins Big Prize

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Sakhalin Finnie reacts to winning the Milken National Educator Award. Courtesy Sakhalin Finnie hide caption

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Ninth grade science teacher Sakhalin Finnie has just won a Milken National Educator Award for excellence in the classroom.

Finnie teaches at the Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Wilmington, Calif.

Farai Chideya talks with Finnie about her win and the keys to being a great teacher.

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