Press Releases

30th Anniversary Year of Milken Educator Awards Continues in Arizona and Colorado
February 16, 2017
February 16th, 2017 - This week Lowell Milken traveled to Rim Rock Elementary in Fruita, Colorado, and Rogers Ranch School in Laveen, Arizona, where he honored exceptional educators in front of their students and colleagues in surprise assemblies.

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Establishes New Award
January 31, 2017
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography announces the Ruth Sackner Award for Typography and Language.

The Milken Educator Awards Celebrates 30 Years of Teaching Excellence
October 05, 2016
Called the ‘Oscars of Teaching,’ the Milken Educator Awards is the oldest teacher recognition program of its kind in the Nation, and has given $68 million in awards.

In The News

Fruita Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Educator Award (VIDEO)

February 13, 2017
KKCD 11 News (NBC Affiliate)
Grand Junction, CO

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

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


Education Week Shares Advice from 2016-17 Milken Educator Award Recipients
December 08, 2016
Education Week Teacher reached out to a few of this year's Milken Educator awardees by email to ask: What advice would you offer K-12 teachers and leaders for how to create a successful classroom?

Hall of Unsung Heroes Grand Opening Remarks
May 24, 2016
Lowell Milken speaks to honor the Grand Opening of the Center for Unsung Heroes on May 24th, 2016.

Commencement Remarks to 2015 Graduating Class of Chapman University
May 23, 2015
Lowell Milken's commencement remarks to the 2015 graduating of of the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.

Recent Video

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Felicia Casto Wins Colorado Milken Educator Award at Rim Rock Elementary

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Lowell Milken Surprises Hawaii Teacher Kelly Sutcliffe with Milken Educator Award

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Lowell Milken Presents Hawaii Teacher Masaru Uchino with Milken Educator Award

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New Orleans Teacher Catherine Randall Becomes a Louisiana Milken Educator

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Celebrating 30 Years of Milken Educators

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Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Virtual Tour

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Think About This: Progress Report on the State of American Education

Recent Photos

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Surprise Phone Call to Spouse of Latest Arizona Milken Educator Award Recipient

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Arizona Milken Educator Network Welcomes Principal Timothy Thomas.

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Felicia Casto wins Milken Educator Award at Rim Rock Elementary

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Lowell Milken Presents Hawaii Teacher Kelly Sutcliffe with Milken Educator Award

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Hawaii Teacher Masaru Uchino Presented with Milken Educator Award

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Media Interviews at Devon Willis-Jones Milken Educator Awards Assembly

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Lowell Milken Speaks with Newest KS Milken Educator Stephanie Conklin

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TAP Master Teacher Aimee Schade Wins IN Milken Educator Award

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Jayda Pugliese Announced as PA Milken Educator Award Recipient

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Lowell Milken with Photojournalist Therese Frere at Hall of Unsung Heroes Grand Opening

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New Center for Unsung Heroes Grand Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

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Southport Elementary and Perry Township Schools Wins 2016 TAP Founder's Award

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2016 National TAP Conference Welcome Address

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2015 Milken Educator Award Recipient Ryan Moore with daughter and Lowell Milken

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Lowell Milken Accepts Honorary Doctorate from Chapman University

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Lowell Milken Speaks at 2015 Chapman University Commencement

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Ana Gutierrez Milken Educator Awards Notification

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Lowell Milken Moderates Education Reform Panel at 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

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The TAP System: Advancing Educator Effectiveness in Practice Panel Discussion

State Education Reform and the Role of Teacher Effectiveness Panel at 2013 TAP Conference

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2013 TAP Ambassador Awards