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Lowell Surprises the Newest California Milken Educator Katherine Shaw

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, news crews and even the mayor were on hand at Washington Elementary School to commend students and staff on their Gold Ribbon Recognition. But the even more exciting reason for the all-school assembly becomes clear when Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, surprises kindergarten teacher Katherine Shaw with a Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000!

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“The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator—to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.”  - Lowell Milken