Press Releases

NIET 2020 District Award of Excellence Announced
November 10, 2020
NIET Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken and CEO Dr. Candice McQueen surprised Somerset ISD in Texas with the NIET District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness.

2020 Discovery Award Prizes Announced by Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
September 16, 2020
Washburn Rural Middle School student Allison Reed just learned via Zoom that she is the $6,000 Grand Prize winner of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes’ annual Discovery Award competition.

Lowell Milken Announces Duplessis Primary as 2020 Founder's Award Recipient
May 19, 2020
The Ascension Parish school was honored with a $50,000 prize for making educational excellence the framework for student success

In The News

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

October 12, 2018
Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, KS


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.

Lowell Milken Introduces NIET's "A Roadmap to Education Excellence"
April 24, 2020
An anniversary edition celebrating twenty years of education excellence through the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

Klipsch Magazine Interviews Lowell Milken in Winter 2020 Issue
February 18, 2020
Lowell Milken is on a mission to transform American K-12 education. And it all starts, he says, with teachers.

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