Press Releases

Dr. Candice McQueen Announced as New CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
November 15, 2018
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

Lowell Milken Presents First-Ever National Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness
October 11, 2018
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.

2018 Lowell Milken Institute Sandler Prize Awarded to Carbon Capture Start-Up
April 12, 2018
Student Start-Up for Carbon-Capture Tech Wins Big in $100,000 Business Competition.

In The News

Colorado Springs teacher surprised with prestigious Milken Educator Award

December 19, 2018
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs, CO

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

October 12, 2018
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, KS


Lowell Milken Pays Tribute to Legacy of Dr. Scott Ridley in Op-ed on The74
November 13, 2018
A truly visionary leader in education, Dr. Ridley will be remembered for making an outsize contribution to elevating the teaching profession.

Lowell Milken Honored with 2017 ECS James Bryant Conant Award
July 01, 2017
Lowell Milken's groundbreaking initiatives in education reform recognized with award for significant individual contributions to strengthening American education.

Lowell Milken Named 2017 James Bryant Conant Award Recipient
March 25, 2017
The Education Commission of the States has given Lowell Milken this years's James Bryant Conant Award, one of education’s most prestigious honors.

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