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ArtCenter College of Design Announces Gift to Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

Jun 05, 2017

The Lowell Milken Family Foundation has donated an additional $2 million to the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography.


Winning Teams of 2017 Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs Announced

Apr 19, 2017

Tags: Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA

Team Mechanodontics takes home top prize at Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs final competition.


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

Tags: 2017 TAP Conference

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


2017 TAP Founder's Award Finalists Announced

Mar 03, 2017

Tags: NIET

Funded by the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, the TAP Founder’s Award Finalists for this year's $50,000 award...


30th Anniversary Year of Milken Educator Awards Continues in Arizona and Colorado

Feb 16, 2017

February 16th, 2017 - This week Lowell Milken traveled to Rim Rock Elementary in Fruita, Colorado, and Rogers Ranch School in Laveen, Arizona, where he honored exceptional educators in front of their students and colleagues in surprise assemblies.


Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Establishes New Award

Jan 31, 2017

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography announces the Ruth Sackner Award for Typography and Language.


National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Receives Federal TIF Grant

Sep 30, 2016

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) has received a $49 million, five-year federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant.


LMI Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs Awarded to Innovative Medical Device Startup

Apr 13, 2016

Tags: pasCARE, UCLA School of Law, Sandler Prize

The Lowell Milken Institute Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs was awards to pasCARE, an innovative medical device startup.


Lowell Milken Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Chapman University

May 23, 2015

Lowell Milken accepted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Chapman University on Saturday, May 23, during commencement ceremonies at the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics.


2016 TAP Founder's Award Finalists Announced

Mar 18, 2016

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) today announced six finalists for the prestigious TAP Founder's Award.


Pecan Grove Primary School Receives TAP Founder's Award

Mar 14, 2015

Pecan Grove Primary School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Receives $50,000 TAP Founder's Award from Lowell Milken.


Art Center College Announces new Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

Dec 01, 2014

The new Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography established to reinforce the value of letterform knowledge in contemporary visual culture.


Expansion of Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Welcomed by Community

Sep 16, 2014

Tags: Lowell Milken Center

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes moves ahead with plans to construct a new 6,000 square foot exhibit hall.


LMI-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs

Jun 25, 2014

The Lowell Milken Family Foundation and the Richard and Ellen Sandler Family Foundation announce the creation of the Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize


2014 Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award Announced

Mar 08, 2014

Tags: TAP, NIET

Carter High School in Knox County Schools, Tennessee, received the 2014 Lowell Milken TAP Founder’s Award at this year’s National TAP Conference.


2013 California “Oscar of Teaching” Presented to Teacher Jennifer Smith

Nov 20, 2013

November 20th, 2013 - At Pioneer Middle School, teacher Jennifer Smith was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.


Colorado Teacher Jose Martinez Presented with 2013 Milken Educator Award

Nov 12, 2013

Tags: Milken Educator Awards

On November 12, 2013, Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond joined Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-founder Lowell Milken at Bear Creek High School for a very special surprise assembly.


Joplin High School Teacher Tobin Schultz Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Oct 18, 2013

Today’s afternoon school assembly was anything but ordinary when Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder


Lowell Milken Center Annouces 2013 Discovery Award Winners

Oct 11, 2013

Tags: Lowell Milken Center

Prince George High School teacher and students receive $10,000 grand prize from the Lowell Milken Center for “We Are Newspapermen: The Man Who Refused to Run.”


NIET Awarded Multimillion Dollar SEED Grants

Sep 19, 2013

Tags: National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), in partnership with Texas Tech University and Arizona State University, two multimillion dollar Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) grants.


Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy names Joel Feuer Executive Director

Aug 16, 2013

Tags: UCLA School of Law, Joel Feuer, Lowell Milken, Education

Joel A. Feuer, a partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP since 1989, has been named Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.


Schools and Districts Earn Surprise Honors at 13th National TAP Conference

Mar 10, 2013

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) today surprised two districts and six schools with recognition awards for their commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Lowell Milken presents TAP Founder's Award to North DeSoto Middle School at 13th Annual National TAP Conference

Mar 09, 2013

Tags: TAP System

Prestigious honor created by Lowell Milken recognizes North DeSoto middle school for distinction in TAP system implementation.


Lowell Milken Center Names 2013 Fellow Marzanna Pogorzelska

Nov 05, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Center

The Lowell Milken Center of Fort Scott, Kansas has awarded the first 2013 Lowell Milken Center Fellowship to Marzanna Pogorzelska of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland.


Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Recognizes Lowell Milken Center

Sep 19, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Center

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts praises the efforts of the Lowell Milken Center.


Stanislav Dolgopolov Selected as Inaugural Recipient of the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship

Jul 26, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Institute, UCLA School of Law


Milken Family Foundation and University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education Select 2012 Education Business Plan Competition Winners

Jun 20, 2012

Tags: Milken Family Foundation, Education, Business

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation have announced the winners of the 2012 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.


Lowell Milken Center's Writing Specialist Ashley Cook Honored

May 25, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Center

The graduate school and the English department of Pittsburgh State University has honored Lowell Milken Center writing specialist Ashley Cook with an excellence in teaching award. The award is given to exceptional graduate teaching assistants and is based on student evaluations and supervisor recommendations.


Andrew M. Kaufman named head of UCLA's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

Apr 03, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Institute, UCLA School of Law

Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and formerly a senior transactional partner and now "of counsel" in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Andrew M. Kaufman has been appointed executive director of the Lowell Milken Institute.


Two Surprise TAP Recognition Awards Presented at 2012 TAP Conference

Mar 10, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Two surprise TAP Recognition Awards were presented to honor organizations and schools for their commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. The TAP Award of Distinction honors organizations.


West Goshen Elementary School Surprised with TAP School of Promise Award

Mar 10, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Leaders from West Goshen Elementary School in Goshen, Indiana, were surprised with the TAP School of Promise Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. The award honors a school for demonstrated efforts while in the early stages of implementing TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Aikin Elementary School Surprised with TAP School of Promise Award

Mar 10, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Leaders from Aikin Elementary School in New Caney, Texas, were surprised with the TAP School of Promise Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. The award honors a school for demonstrated efforts while in the early stages of implementing TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Carter Middle School Surprised with TAP School of Promise Award

Mar 10, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement

Leaders from Carter Middle School in Knox County Schools, Tennessee, were surprised with the TAP School of Promise Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. The award honors a school for demonstrated efforts while in the early stages of implementing TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Judkins Middle School Surprised with TAP School of Promise Award

Mar 10, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teachers and Student Advancement

Leaders from Judkins Middle School in Pismo Beach, California, were surprised with the TAP School of Promise Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. The award honors a school for demonstrated efforts while in the early stages of implementing TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Lincoln Consolidated School District Surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction

Mar 09, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System of Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Leaders of the Lincoln Consolidated School District in Arkansas were surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction, which honors an organization for its dedication and commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Laurens County School District 56 Surprised with TAP Award of Distinction

Mar 09, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Leaders of the Laurens County School District 56 in South Carolina were surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction, which honors an organization for its dedication and commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


Lancaster Independent School District Surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction

Mar 09, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

Lancaster Independent School District, located southeast of Dallas, Texas, were surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction, which honors an organization for its dedication and commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.


DeSoto Parish School System Receives TAP Award of Distinction

Mar 09, 2012

Tags: TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, 2012 TAP Conference

DeSotot Parish School System is one of four organizations in the U.S. to receive surprise recognition for commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement


Whale Branch Middle School Recieves $50,000 Award at 2012 TAP Conference

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken, TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, Education reform, TAP Founder's Award

Lowell Milken, founder of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, today surprised leaders from Whale Branch Middle School in Beaufort County, South Carolina, with the prestigious TAP Founder's Award—which includes a $50,000 prize—before more than 1,000 educators and policy leaders at the 12th National TAP Conference: Building a System of Teacher Leaders.


Terence Friedlander Honored With 2012 Lowell Milken Young Investigator Award

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken, Prostate Cancer Foundation, PCF.org

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) recently announced the 2012 Lowell Milken Young Investigator Award given to Terence Friedlander.


Lowell Milken Institute at UCLA School of Law Now Accepting Teaching Fellowship Applications

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken Institute, UCLA School of Law, Teaching

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship.


Lowell Milken and Milken Family Foundation Announce 2011 Milken Education Awards Notifications Season

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken, Milken Education Awards, Education Reform

Schools across the nation will soon be visited by the Milken Family Foundation, which will present exemplary teachers with the surprise of a lifetime when they are honored with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award, one of education’s most prestigious and lucrative recognitions.


UCLA School of Law Receives Transformative $10 Million Gift

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Lowell Milken, UCLA School of Law, Lowell Milken Institute

The gift, the largest in the school's history, establishes the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and serves as the capstone of the school's $100 million endowment campaign.


Milken Family Foundation to Receive Excellence in Education Award

Mar 15, 2012

Tags: Education, Lowell Milken, Award, MFF, Milken Family Foundation

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education (KDP), announces its selection of the Milken Family Foundation (MFF) as the first recipient of its International Award for Excellence in Education. The Foundation is being recognized for its sustained commitment to honoring and supporting our nation’s educators.


The Milken Educator Awards Celebrates 30 Years of Teaching Excellence

Oct 05, 2016

Called the ‘Oscars of Teaching,’ the Milken Educator Awards is the oldest teacher recognition program of its kind in the Nation, and has given $68 million in awards.






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