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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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Music and Justice, Part Two: Righteousness and Bravery

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2023 MEA Forum: Recognizing the 2022 Milken Educators

CONGRATULATIONS!  The 2022 Milken Educators gather with Lowell and Mike Milken to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments in education — and the promise of the future impact they will have on the profession.

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Five Schools Named Finalists in Prestigious NIET Founder’s Award

Inside the Classrooms of the 2023 NIET Founder's Award Finalists

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Lowell Milken Announces Nevada's Newest Milken Educator!

3rd Grade Teacher Liz Barnum Wins $25,000 Milken Award in Sparks, NV

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Lowell Milken Park Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

In conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, a new community park and outdoor exhibition space opened to the public on September 12th, 2022.

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Lowell Milken Institute of Business Law and Policy at UCLA Law Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2022 Annual Report

Read Lowell's message honoring ten years of preparing the next generation of lawyers and leaders in business, tax law, policy and philanthropy.

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Milken Family Foundation 40th Anniversary Photo Retrospective

Since 1982, the Milken Family Foundation has been lucky to have brilliant photographers capturing its most important moments. 

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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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Desert Thunder School in Arizona Surprised with NIET Founder’s Award and $50,000 Grand Prize

Desert Thunder School one of five finalists nationwide, selected for fostering educator excellence and successful instructional practices
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The 2023 MEA Forum: Keynote Adress

"From the original cadre of 12 outstanding educators in California, the Milken Educator Network has grown to a nationwide force of more than 2,900 educators," says Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken as he congratulates the 2022 Milken Educators.

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    Desert Thunder School Teachers Surprised with $50,000 NIET Founder's Award
    Desert Thunder School in Avondale Elementary School District, Arizona, received the 2023 NIET Founder’s Award and its $50,000 grand prize. Principal Ryan LoMonaco and his leadership team are building the capacity of teachers through dedicated time for collaboration and school-based professional learning, creating a positive learning environment for teachers and students alike.
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    Goshen Community Schools Surprised with $50,000 NIET District Award
    Goshen Community Schools in Goshen, Indiana, received the 2023 NIET District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness and the $50,000 grand prize. Goshen began its partnership with NIET in 2010 to implement the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement, which is a whole-school approach to improving teaching and providing opportunities for teachers to grow as leaders.
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    3rd Grade Teacher Liz Barnum Wins $25,000 Milken Award in Sparks, NV
    SPARKS, NEVADA — A festive assembly at Katherine Dunn Elementary turns into a big surprise for one outstanding teacher when Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, presents third grade teacher Liz Barnum with a Nevada Milken Award and $25,000, with the help of Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone M. Ebert. Watch the crowd go wild when they hear her name!
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    Milken Archive Releases Retrospective Documentary
    Learn how the Milken Archive has helped tell the story of the American Jewish experience through music, and continues that legacy with the endowment of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience.

Lowell Milken Reflects on 40th Anniversary of the Milken Family Foundation

Since 1982, the Milken Family Foundation has led advances in education and medical research.

From the time I had the capacity to make a difference in people’s lives by means of charitable endeavors, I have been on a journey: to help people help themselves and those around them to lead productive and satisfying lives. My brother Mike and I determined not to wait until later in life to establish the Milken Family Foundation.... Read the full article here.


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