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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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2018 Kansas Milken Educator Award Recipient Just Announced...

Get the latest on Milken Educator Award notifications as Lowell Milken travels the country honoring exceptional educators.

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2018 TAP Founder's Award Goes to West Goshen Elementary School

Get an in-depth look at what earned this Indiana school a $50,000 award from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

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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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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-Ever National Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness

Lowell Milken honored Perry Township Schools in Indiana with NIET's first-ever National Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness, including a $50,000 cash prize.
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Lowell Milken Speaks at Congressional Reception in Kennedy Caucus Room

To congratulate the most recent group of Milken Award-winning educators, as well as learn from them, representatives from the U.S. Congress and Senate gathered with Lowell Milken and his brother Michael on Wednesday, March 22, in the historic Kennedy Caucus room on Capital Hill. Addressing all the attendees, Lowell remarked about the important dialogue needed between educators and policy makers to elevate teacher-leaders. "The role of the teacher  ““Today we celebrate a group of 75 teachers who are leaders in their field," he said. "We need to offer greater leadership roles for these educators." Senators Michael Bennet and Lamar Alexander, featured speakers at the event, stand behind Lowell, eager to meet educators from their home states.

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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

Topeka-Area Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

October 12, 2018
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, KS

West Goshen wins TAP Founder's Award

March 24, 2018
Goshen News
Goshen, IN

Meeting on chemistry teacher's day off turns into $25K educator award

January 20, 2018
AZ Central (USA Today Network)
Tucson, AZ