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UCLA Announces Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music

Apr 06, 2017

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received a $1.5 million gift from the Lowell Milken Family Foundation to establish the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music.


Lowell Milken Named 2017 James Bryant Conant Award Recipient

Mar 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.


G.W. Carver Primary School Named 2017 TAP Founder's Award Recipient

Mar 25, 2017

The TAP Founder's award, created by Lowell Milken, recognizes Carver Primary School's efforts to advance educator effectiveness and student learning





In The News


Unsung Heroes Art Competition Awards $7,500 Grand Prize Announced

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  Fort Scott, KS

San Marin High School Science Teacher Raps About Getting Milken Foundation Award

ABC 7 News  |  Nov 18, 2015  |  Novato, CA




Articles


Hoffmitz Milken Center For Typography Current Exhibition

Mar 13, 2017

Double Data | Typography + Data Visualization is open now through May 13, 2017.

Education Week Shares Advice from 2016-17 Milken Educator Award Recipients

Dec 08, 2016

Education Week Teacher reached out to a few of this year's Milken Educator awardees by email to ask: What advice would you offer K-12 teachers and leaders for how to create a successful classroom?

Hall of Unsung Heroes Grand Opening Remarks

May 24, 2016

Lowell Milken speaks to honor the Grand Opening of the Center for Unsung Heroes on May 24th, 2016.





RECENT PHOTOS


Surprise Phone Call to Spouse of Latest Arizona Milken Educator Award Recipient

Arizona Milken Educator Network Welcomes Principal Timothy Thomas.

Felicia Casto wins Milken Educator Award at Rim Rock Elementary

Lowell Milken Presents Hawaii Teacher Kelly Sutcliffe with Milken Educator Award

Hawaii Teacher Masaru Uchino Presented with Milken Educator Award

Media Interviews at Devon Willis-Jones Milken Educator Awards Assembly

Lowell Milken Speaks with Newest KS Milken Educator Stephanie Conklin

TAP Master Teacher Aimee Schade Wins IN Milken Educator Award

Jayda Pugliese Announced as PA Milken Educator Award Recipient

Lowell Milken with Photojournalist Therese Frere at Hall of Unsung Heroes Grand Opening

New Center for Unsung Heroes Grand Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Southport Elementary and Perry Township Schools Wins 2016 TAP Founder's Award

2016 National TAP Conference Welcome Address

2015 Milken Educator Award Recipient Ryan Moore with daughter and Lowell Milken

Lowell Milken Accepts Honorary Doctorate from Chapman University

Lowell Milken Speaks at 2015 Chapman University Commencement

Ana Gutierrez Milken Educator Awards Notification

Lowell Milken Moderates Education Reform Panel at 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

The TAP System: Advancing Educator Effectiveness in Practice Panel Discussion

State Education Reform and the Role of Teacher Effectiveness Panel at 2013 TAP Conference

2013 TAP Ambassador Awards





RECENT VIDEOS




Felicia Casto Wins Colorado Milken Educator Award at Rim Rock Elementary

Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, surprises math teacher Felicia Casto with a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000 at Rim Rock Elementary in Fruita, CO.





Lowell Milken Surprises Hawaii Teacher Kelly Sutcliffe with Milken Educator Award

At President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Fourth-grade teacher Kelly Sutcliffe (left) can hardly believe she has won a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000.





Lowell Milken Presents Hawaii Teacher Masaru Uchino with Milken Educator Award

Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken surprises third-grade teacher Masaru Uchino with a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000.





New Orleans Teacher Catherine Randall Becomes a Louisiana Milken Educator

Davies Elementary third-grade teacher Catherine Randall was surprised with a Milken Educator Award. Students, staff and guests gave Randall a long, enthusiastic standing ovation, and when she took the microphone to accept the Award from Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder.





Celebrating 30 Years of Milken Educators

This year marks the 30th year of the Milken Educator Awards, the oldest teacher recognition program of its kind in the U.S. For three decades this initiative of the Milken Family Foundation, which Lowell Milken conceived and established, has surprised outstanding educators with $25,000 checks and national recognition.

Milken Educators are surprised at boisterous schoolwide assemblies before cheering students, respected colleagues, distinguished officials and the media. 

The prestigious honor, to be presented at up to 35 schools this 2016-17 season, has been described as "the Oscars of teaching" by Teacher magazine. More than $138 million in funding, including $68 million in individual $25,000 Awards, has been devoted to the overall program, which includes powerful professional development opportunities throughout recipients' careers.





Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Virtual Tour

Tour the a brand-new, interpretive museum in the heart of historic downtown Fort Scott, Kansas by video! The new 6,000-square-foot exhibition hall features interactive exhibits highlighting individuals from history who took extraordinary actions to improve the lives of others, but were never recognized for their actions. In addition to brand-new exhibits, the new space includes a 48-seat theater with bench seating, a conference room, a life-sized apple tree, and student art projects.





Think About This: Progress Report on the State of American Education

This is the first installment in our video series Think About This. This series brings comprehensive research and data from years of analysis and classroom experience to bear on the challenges facing American education.

View the second video in this series, Think About This: Progress Report on Teacher Quality.