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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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And the 2018-19 Oklahoma Milken Educator Award goes to . . . Hailey Couch!

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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Dr. Candice McQueen Announced as New CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Lowell Milken, chairman and founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), announced today that Dr. Candice McQueen has been selected to serve as the organization’s new CEO
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Lowell Milken Speaks with Students at East End Prep in Nashville, TN

Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, talks with East End Prep students in Nashville, TN, where he has traveled to surprise one of the school's teachers with a Milken Educator Award.

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Lowell Milken Remembers Dr. Scott Ridley: An Op-ed in The 74

A tribute to the influential education leader's life and legacy

Recently, Dr. Scott Ridley — an individual who played a remarkable role in revolutionizing the way teachers are prepared for the realities of today’s classrooms — passed away. His creativity, boldness, and vision will be sorely missed. His legacy not only leaves an indelible mark on generations of teachers, students, and families in communities across the country, but also carries with it lessons that universities and school districts should consider for achieving their joint mission of preparing our teacher force.

Ridley was a man of action who understood the urgency of improving the educational opportunities offered to prospective school leaders, teachers, and students... 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