Press Releases

Five Schools Across the Country Named Finalists in Prestigious National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s Founder’s Award, Contending for $50,000 Grand Prize

February 06, 2024

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 6, 2024) - The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) announced today that five schools have received $10,000 as finalists for NIET’s 2024 Founder’s Award. The prestigious Founder’s Award was created by Lowell Milken in 2008 to honor one school in the United States each year for exceptional implementation of NIET’s principles to build educator excellence and advance student success. Each school will be honored during NIET’s national conference in Dallas on February 29, culminating in the announcement of the grand prize winner and a cash prize of $50,000 for the school.

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Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Launches Online Visual Arts Professional Development Initiative With New ARTEFFECT Ambassadors

October 25, 2023

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC) has announced its inaugural cohort of ARTEFFECT Ambassadors, a prestigious online fellowship for educators working directly with K-12 students to foster the visual arts.

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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

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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

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Three Nevada Educators Honored with 2023 Milken Educator Awards for Excellence in Education

February 15, 2023

Jason Murray, Rejily Soriano, and Liz Barnum are all inspiring NV educators whose dedication to helping their students succeed, and examples of being innovative and inspiring leaders of excellence in education have earned them the recognition of the 2023 Milken Educator's Award.

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Stephen Wise Temple and Schools Break Ground on Aaron Milken Center

November 13, 2022

With the guidance and vision of Lowell Milken and the generous support of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, the Aaron Milken Center at Wise temple and School has broken ground on building its state-of-the-art facility.

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Lowell Milken Surprises Math Teacher Tiffany Miera with 2022 CO Milken Educator Award

October 11, 2022

On October 11th, 2022, at Needham Elementary in Durango, CO, Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken presented fifth grade teacher Tiffany Miera with a 2022 Milken Educator Award in front of her entire school in a surprise announcement.

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2022 Discovery Award Grand Prize Announced at Lowell Milken Center 15th Anniversary

October 05, 2022

On September 12th, 2022, Gracie Conrad of Loup County, Nebraska, learned that she was awarded the Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award $6,000 grand prize for highlighting 
Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk, who, as a teen, saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust.

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