NIET 2020 Chairman's Letter: Lowell Milken on 20 Years of Educator Excellence

Dec 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.

Lowell Milken Introduces NIET's "A Roadmap to Education Excellence"

Apr 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

Feb 18, 2020

Lowell Milken is on a mission to transform American K-12 education. And it all starts, he says, with teachers.

NIET 2019 Annual Report

Dec 30, 2019

The 2019 Annual Report from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Lowell Milken Facilitates 2019 Global Conference Panel on K-12 Education

May 01, 2019

On April 30th, 2019, the discussion "Finding Common Ground: Getting What Works Into the Classroom," took place at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CA.

Lowell Milken Pays Tribute to Legacy of Dr. Scott Ridley in Op-ed on The74

Nov 13, 2018

A truly visionary leader in education, Dr. Ridley will be remembered for making an outsize contribution to elevating the teaching profession.

Lowell Milken Honored with 2017 ECS James Bryant Conant Award

Jul 01, 2017

Lowell Milken's groundbreaking initiatives in education reform recognized with award for significant individual contributions to strengthening American education.

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.

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.

Commencement Remarks to 2015 Graduating Class of Chapman University

May 23, 2015

Lowell Milken's commencement remarks to the 2015 graduating of of the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.

Leah Hoffmitz Milken: Her Life and Work Celebrated at Unique Art Center Event

Feb 07, 2015
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Laughter, tears and, most of all, love was in abundance on Thursday, Jan. 29th, when more than 200 close friends and family gathered in Art Center’s Wind Tunnel Gallery to remember the extremely perceptive, bigger than life, impressively precise, brutally honest and encouragingly supportive Leah Toby Hoffmitz Milken.

A Message from Lowell on the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

Dec 02, 2014

I wish to share with you some exciting and meaningful news. The long-envisioned Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at Art Center College of Design was officially announced today as an integral part of Art Center College of Design’s mission and strategic plan for the future.

Securing Democracy Through Education: An Essay By Lowell Milken

Oct 15, 2014
Tags: Education Reform, TAP System for teacher and student advancement

From generation to generation, talented teachers transmit democracy through the power of quality education.

Lowell Milken featured in Milken Institute Currency of Ideas

Apr 30, 2013

When it comes to education reform, what do the U.S., China, Israel and India have in common? During the panel “The International Quest for Effective Education Reform” at the Milken Institute Global Conference, education leaders agreed that regardless of geographic area, culture or economic status, human capital—effective teachers and determined students—are the driving forces behind educational, and subsequently economic, success.

Lowell Milken Family Foundation Provides $100,000 in School and District Recognitions at 13th National TAP Conference

Mar 09, 2013
Tags: TAP System, 13th Annual National TAP Conference, Lowell Milken Family Foundation

Through the generous support of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, $100,000 in award recognitions were proivded to schools and school districts across the country during at the 13th National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C. The awards were presented before over 1,200 educators and policy leaders attending the Conference.

The Milken Archive Honors the Life of Dave Brubeck

Dec 06, 2012
Tags: Dave Brubeck, Milken Archive, Lowell Milken

While renowned as a performer, composer and band leader, “Dave Brubeck was a giant not only in music but in spirit,” said Milken Archive founder Lowell Milken. “His work will continue to speak an eternal message of hope for the brotherhood of man.”

Lowell Milken Center Featured in Kansas! Magazine

Mar 15, 2012
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In the most recent issue of Kansas! Magazine, the Lowell Milken Center was featured as the #2 of 20 in the " 20 Reasons We Love Kansas" article.

UCLA LAW Magazine: A Conversation with Lowell Milken

Jan 10, 2012
Tags: Lowell Milken Institite for Business Law and Policy, UCLA

"A Conversation with Lowell Milken" appears in the most recent issue of the UCLA School of Law magazine. Lowell Milken, UCLA School of Law 2009 alumnus of the year, discusses the recent establishment of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law.

Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law

Nov 15, 2011
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The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, established in 2011 with a gift from UCLA School of Law Alumnus Lowell Milken, will serve students, faculty and the greater community at the highest levels of scholarship and real-world experience. By supporting core academic programs, promoting innovative new initiatives and providing financial support for students, the Lowell Milken Institute will advance UCLA School of Law’s strength in research and teaching, as well as facilitate sustained dialogue with policymakers and practitioners that will leave a lasting impact on the larger legal and business communities.

UCLA Chancellor's Letter to the Editor

Sep 22, 2011
Tags: UCLA Chancellor's Letter to the Editor

With state support for public universities in decline, UCLA today relies on generosity more than ever to foster cutting-edge research and provide quality education. At times like this, we turn to great Californians like Lowell Milken.

Lowell Milken Center Fellowship 2011

Jul 26, 2011
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The Lowell Milken Center of Fort Scott, Kansas has awarded the prestigious Lowell Milken Center Fellowship to Richard Meserve of Falmouth, Maine and Anna Hull of Panama City Beach, Florida.

2011 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

Jun 25, 2011

The Lowell Milken Center has awarded the third prestigious Lowell Milken Center Fellowship of the year to Stephanie Bishop of Prince George, Virginia. She arrived in Fort Scott on July 10th for a week of collaboration with the Center.

An Introduction to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement

Jun 15, 2011

In 1999 Lowell Milken introduced TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement to an audience more than a thousand strong of award-winning educators and policymakers. Today, TAP is regarded as the largest multi-year, multi-state effort to create performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems—ever, now impacting 200,000 students and 20,000 teachers in 13 states as it grows exponentially.

New Blog Entry Page

Oct 31, 2016


Principal Omar Duron Wins Arizona Milken Educator Award

Jennifer Williams Surprised with Louisiana Milken Educator Award

2019 Lowell Milken Founder's Award Goes to Wildflower School in Goodyear, AZ

STEM Teacher Nichole Anderson Receives Milken Educator Award

2010-19 Missouri Milken Educator Therese Shain Shares Big News

Angie Beavin wins Milken Educator Award in Kentucky

Erica Stephens Accepting 2018 Tenneesee Milken Educator Award

Oklahoma Kindergarten Teacher Hailey Couch Wins 2018 Milken Award

Kansas 2018 Milken Educator Award Recipient Linda Dishman

West Goshen Elementary School Named 2018 TAP Founder's Award Recipient

Teacher Theresa Cross Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Principal Debreon Davis Wins Milken Educator Award

Katherine Watkins Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Knoxville Teacher Paula Franklin Receives Milken Educator Award

Lisa Rodgers Announced as this year's Colorado Milken Educator Award Recipient

Lowell Milken's James Bryant Conant Award Acceptance Speech

Lowell Milken Congratulates 2015 Milken Educator John Lary

Lowell Milken Speaks at 2015 Chapman University Commencement

Lowell Milken with Students at Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter School

Lowell Milken Keynote Address at 2017 TAP Conference

Felicia Casto wins Milken Educator Award at Rim Rock Elementary

Lowell Milken Speaks with Students at East End Prep in Nashville, TN

Ryan James Presented with 2017 Milken Educator Award in Richmond, Virginia

Lowell Milken, Tom Torlakson and Wayne Jospeh at 2017 Milken Educator Award Presentation

Lowell Milken Accepts 2017 James Bryant Conant Award

Media Interviews at Devon Willis-Jones Milken Educator Awards Assembly


Lowell Milken Presents Music Teacher Nicolas Jacques with Nevada Milken Educator Award

Computer Teacher Nichole Anderson Surprise with Milken Educator Award

Missouri Teacher Therese Shain Receives Milken Educator Award

Angie Beavin Surprised with Kentucky Milken Educator Award

Principal Wendy Shirey Receives Nevada Milken Educator Award

Sarah Szymanski Wins Colorado Milken Award

Math Teacher Erica Stephens Wins Tennessee Milken Award in Memphis, TN

Heather Hurt Announced as 2018-19 Alabama Milken Educator Awardee

Oklahoma Kindergarten Teacher Hailey Couch Wins Milken Award

Perry Township Schools Receives First-Ever National Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness

AZ Science Teacher Jonathan Cadena Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Math Teacher Angela Boxie Wins Milken Educator Award

Katherine Watkins Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Knoxville Teacher Paula Franklin Surprised with Milken Educator Award

Chino Hills Teacher Alexis King Receives 2017 Milken Educator Award

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

Arizona Teacher Ana Gutierrez Receives Milken Educator Award

Milken Archive Releases Retrospective Documentary