Press Releases

Students Earn $16,250 in Cash Prizes in International ARTEFFECT Competition
June 02, 2023
Nine Students Coast to Coast Clinch Awards for Art Honoring Unsung Heroes from History

Desert Thunder School in Arizona Surprised with NIET Founder’s Award and $50,000 Grand Prize
April 17, 2023
Desert Thunder School one of five finalists nationwide, selected for fostering educator excellence and successful instructional practices

Five Schools from Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas Named Finalists in Prestigious NIET Founder’s Award
March 09, 2023
Five school finalists in the running for $50,000 grand prize award.

In The News

Honoring the Unsung Heroes Who Teach Our Children

September 21, 2023
Jewish Journal
Los Angeles, CA

Loup County High School celebrates two winners in international competition

September 18, 2023
News Channel Nebraska
Grand Island, NE


Lowell Milken Reflects on 40th Anniversary of the Milken Family Foundation
January 28, 2022

NIET 2020 Chairman's Letter: Lowell Milken on 20 Years of Educator Excellence
December 03, 2020
2020 marks 20 years of advancing the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s mission of building educator excellence to give all students the opportunity for success.

Interview with 2020 ArtEffect Project Grand Prize Winner: Charles Rounds III
May 29, 2020
Charles Rounds III, a senior at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex in Jackson, Mississippi, won the $6,000 grand prize in the ArtEffect Project, a student art competition sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Charles’s “Saved by Science” depicts Dr. Eugene Lazowski, who saved thousands of Polish Jews during World War II by injecting them with a harmless bacteria that caused them to test positive for typhus. We spoke with Charles about his winning work, making art during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he plans to use his artistic talents to revitalize his community.

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