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"The only people who develop human potential and character as a calling are educators. This puts the men and women who become teachers and principals in a position of unique power for helping to secure the future."

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Lowell Milken Receives One of Education's Most Prestigious Honors

The Education Commission of the States presents the 2017 James Bryant Conant Award to Lowell Milken at this year's National Forum on Education Policy.

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Meet the newest recipients of this year's Milken Educator Award...

See the Latest as Lowell Milken Travels the Country Honoring Exceptional Educators.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Milken Educators

Highlights from three incredible decades of the nation's oldest teacher recognition program of its kind, The Milken Educator Awards.


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Advancing the Role of the Teacher Leader

"We must be able to put in place models in which teachers can grow professionally to reach their potential."

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Making an Impact

Named the 2017 James Bryant Conant Award recipient by the Education Commission of the States, Lowell Milken has dedicated his time, knowledge and resources to create opportunities for people and communities to achieve excellence.

At the crux of that pursuit and passion has been education reform. Through his business ventures and philanthropic efforts, Lowell has provided thousands of students with high-quality teachers, thousands of talented teachers with powerful opportunities for recognition, career advancement and professional growth, and hundreds of organizations with the ideas and resources they need to make a difference in the world.

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Lowell Milken Presents First Milken Educator Award of the 2017-18 Season to Alexis King

Lowell Milken surprised English Department chair and AVID instructor Alexis King with the first Milken Educator Award of the 2017-2018 season.
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Ryan James Presented with 2017 Milken Educator Award in Richmond, Virginia

Social studies teacher Ryan James, still tearful with emotion from receiving Virginia's 2017 Milken Educator Award, expresses his gratitude to his grandfather for being his mentor, as Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken looks on proudly at the latest award recipient.

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2017 Web Exclusive on Lowell Milken in Education Magazine The Line

Leading a successful dual career as an international businessman and hands-on philanthropist, Lowell Milken has earned a reputation as one of the most generous and effective education reformers of his generation.

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Ray Simon said of Milken, “When the history of education for the latter 20th and early 21st centuries is written, it will undoubtedly look upon the efforts of Lowell Milken – especially in his groundbreaking successes with the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement – as seminal in addressing the core issues of high quality teaching and learning.”

Milken is the co-founder and chair of the Milken Family Foundation and founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Through these organizations and others, Milken has created and funded countless successful education reform efforts. Read the full article here.

In The News

Lafayette teacher wins prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator award

December 07, 2017
The Advocate
New Orleans, LA

Unsung Heroes Art Competition Awards $7,500 Grand Prize Announced

April 01, 2016
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung
Fort Scott, KS