In The News

A select sampling of news about the Milken Family Foundation and its initiatives. 
For more news about the Milken Family Foundation initiatives, please see the links on the right.


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Salem Teacher Julie Cleave Wins $25,000 for Exceptional Work with Students
The Oregorian  |  December 11, 2014  |  Portland, OR (MEA)


Elizabeth Public Schools Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
NJ.com  |  December 08, 2014  |  Iselin, NJ (MEA)


Elizabeth Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Birthday Gift
NJ Today  |  December 08, 2014  |  Rahway, NJ (MEA)


We Remember: Leah Hoffmitz
AIGA  |   American Institute of Graphic Arts  |  December 05, 2014  |  New York, NY (HMCT)


Dr. Ernie Adkins, Princeton Primary Principal, Earns Milken Award
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph  |  December 04, 2014  |  Bluefiled, WV (MEA)


Chambersburg Teacher Named 2014 Milken Educator Award Winner
WHTM-TV  |  ABC  |  December 03, 2014  |  Harrisburg, PA (MEA)


Art Center College of Design Receives $2 Million Gift to Establish Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
Pasadena Now  |  December 02, 2014  |  Pasadena, CA (HMCT)


Clarksville Teacher’s Life Forever Changed, Wins $25,000
The Leaf-Chronicle  |  November 25, 2014  |  Clarksville, Tennessee (MEA)


Clarksville Teacher Earns Prestigious Award
WSVM-TV  |  NBC  |  November 25, 2014  |  Nashville, TN (MEA)


Milken Archive’s New Wedding Album
Jewish Journal  |  November 13, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA (MA)


Niskayuna Teacher Receives National Milken Educator Award
Times Union  |  November 12, 2014  |  Albany, NY (MEA)


Rosendale Teacher Receives Award
WNYT-TV  |  NBC  |  November 12, 2014  |  Albany, NY (MEA)


The Real Story – Bloomfield Schools Making Strides
Fox CT-TV  |  November 09, 2014  |  Hartford, CT (MEA)


Anchorage Gym Teacher Receives $25,000 National Award
Alaska Dispatch News  |  November 07, 2014  |  Anchorage, AK (MEA)


Los Angeles Principal Receives Prestigious Award
Chabad Lubavitch World HQ  |  November 06, 2014  |  Brooklyn, New York (JEA)


Moving and Shaking: American Technion Society, Jewish Educator Awards, LAMOTH and More
Jewish Journal  |  November 06, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Jewish Educators Receive Surprise Gifts
Park Labrea News / Beverly Press  |  November 06, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Spokane Teacher Wins Milken Award
Spokesman-Review  |  November 05, 2014  |  Spokane, WA (MEA)


Ground Broken for Lowell Milken Center Expansion
Fort Scott Tribune  |  October 31, 2014  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


Princeton Teacher Angela Harvala Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
StarTribune  |  October 30, 2014  |  Minneapolis, MN (MEA)


Lowell Milken Center Announces New Building Location
KODE-TV  |  NBC  |  October 30, 2014  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Lincoln Elementary Teacher Receives National Recognition
WKOW-TV  |  ABC  |  October 29, 2014  |  Madison, WI (MEA)


Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
KELO-TV  |  CBS  |  October 24, 2014  |  Sioux Falls, SD (MEA)


Conover Teacher Wins $25K Milken Family Foundation Award
WHKY-AM  |  October 17, 2014  |  Hickory, NC (MEA)


Medford Teacher Anthony Petrelis Talks About Milken Educator Award Honor
WickedLocal Medford  |  October 16, 2014  |  Medford, MA (MEA)


Wentzville Teacher Wins Prestigious Award
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  |  October 16, 2014  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


Bloomfield's Metacomet Elementary School Principal Receives Milken Educator Award
Hartford Courant  |  October 09, 2014  |  Hartford, CT (MEA)


Commission OKs Design for New Milken Center Building
The Fort Scott Tribune  |  October 08, 2014  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


Medford Teacher Wins Prestigious Award, $25,000
WCVB-TV  |  ABC  |  October 08, 2014  |  Boston, MA (MEA)


Medford Teacher Anthony Petrelis Receives National Milken Educator Award
Medford Transcript  |  October 08, 2014  |  Medford, MA (MEA)


Milken Institute SPH Earns 2014 Architecture Award
The George Washington University  |  October 01, 2014  |  Washington, DC (MPH@GW)


Research!America To Honor Leaders in Medical and Health Research Advocacy
Research!America Blog  |  September 30, 2014  |  Alexandria, VA


Lowell Milken Center to Expand
The Fort Scott Tribune  |  September 17, 2014  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


SE Kansas Museum Plans Expansion After Donation
KOAM-TV  |  CBS  |  September 17, 2014  |  Pittsburg, Kansas (LMC)


Retaining Hope and Voice in the Midst of Conflict
Facing History and Ourselves  |  September 03, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA (COWL)


Queens Student Becomes School's First African-American Valedictorian
Huffington Post  |  June 19, 2014  |  New York, NY (MSP)


Shanelle Davis Named First African-American Valedictorian of Queens High School
Atlanta Black Star  |  June 19, 2014  |  Atlanta, GA (MSP)


Student Becomes First African-American Valedictorian At Benjamin Cardozo High School
CBS New York  |  June 18, 2014  |  New York, NY (MSP)


Benjamin Cardozo HS to graduate first black valedictorian
The Queens Courier  |  June 17, 2014  |  New York, NY (MSP)


Michael Milken, top University leaders celebrate opening of public health building
The GW Hatchet  |  George Washington University  |  May 15, 2014  |  Washington, D.C. (MPH@GW)


Four Milken-Penn GSE business plan finalists from Philly
Philadelphia Business Journal  |  April 18, 2014  |  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Penn-GSE)


Manzano teacher wins national award
Albuquerque Journal  |  March 15, 2014  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico (MEA)


NM teacher receives Milken award
KRQE-TV  |  CBS  |  March 14, 2014  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico (MEA)


DHMS principal to receive award Thursday
Juneau Empire  |  March 12, 2014  |  Juneau, Alaska (MEA)


George Washington University receives $80M donation from Redstone, Milken
CBS This Morning  |  CBS  |  March 11, 2014  |  New York, New York (MPH@GW)


GWU to receive $80 million for public health
Washington Post  |  March 10, 2014  |  Washington, D.C. (MPH@GW)


Jonesboro Teacher Wins Prestigious Award
Talk Business Arkansas  |  February 20, 2014  |  Little Rock, Arkansas (MEA)


Jim Hill High educator honored with $25K Milken Award
Clarion Ledger  |  February 19, 2014  |  Jackson, Mississippi (MEA)


Grand Bay teacher wins prestigious award
WALA-TV  |  FOX  |  February 18, 2014  |  Mobile, Alabama (MEA)


Alabama teacher wins prestigious national award
WSFA-TV  |  NBC  |  February 18, 2014  |  Montgomery, Alabama (MEA)


Bowling Green Principal Honored with National Award
WKYU-FM  |  February 14, 2014  |  Bowling Green, Kentucky (MEA)


Hollywood science teacher Luis Espinosa recognized
El Sentinel  |  South Florida Sun Sentinel  |  February 05, 2014  |  Fort Lauderdale, Florida (MEA)


Former Clearfield resident receives Milken Educator Award in S.D.
The Progress  |  February 01, 2014  |  Clearfield, Pennsylvania (MEA)


Folk artist Pete Seeger, 94, crossed paths with Jewish activists
J Weekly  |  January 30, 2014  |  San Francisco, California (MA)


Burrell teacher wins prestigious Milken Foundation Award
Tribune-Review  |  January 14, 2014  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (MEA)


Surprise! Spaulding High Teacher Wins Educator Award
WVNY-TV/WFFF-TV  |  ABC/FOX  |  January 10, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Malverne Teacher Nominated for National Teachers Hall of Fame
Patch  |  January 09, 2014  |  Malverne, New York (LMC)


Sahuarita teacher stunned by $25,000 award
Arizona Daily Star  |  January 08, 2014  |  Tucson, Arizona (MEA)


NJCU partners with new Innovation High School
The Jersey Journal  |  August 08, 2014  |  NJ (MEA)


'Momma' Makes an Impact
Mom.me  |  June 16, 2014 (MEA)


10 Awards for Great Teachers
Huffington Post  |  June 11, 2014 (MEA)


Bright future ahead for Alaska's students
Juneau Empire  |  June 08, 2014  |  Juneau, Alaska (MEA)


Your Money: Class Field Trip Stops at a Local Pawnshop
New York Times  |  May 23, 2014  |  New York, New York (MEA)


Celebrating a productive year
Albuquerque Journal  |  May 20, 2014  |  Albuquerque, NM (MEA)


Talented principal leaving Pike Township to open charter school
Indianapolis Star  |  May 15, 2014  |  Indianapolis Star (MEA)


Mind Trust names Pike Township principal an Education Entrepreneur Fellow
Chalkbeat Indiana  |  May 15, 2014  |  Indianapolis, Indiana (MEA)


Principal Harper to slow down and smell the roses
Albuquerque Journal  |  May 11, 2014  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico (MEA)


Why be a Teacher? Katie Graupman has the Answer
Idaho Education Association  |  May 08, 2014  |  Boise, ID (MEA)


Seven months pregnant and $25,000 richer
Southwest Community Connection  |  May 01, 2014  |  Portland, Oregon (MEA)


3 Questions For Chris Laughland
Sahuarita Sun  |  April 28, 2014  |  Sahuarita, Ariz. (MEA)


Beloved teacher lands national honor
The Olympian  |  April 19, 2014  |  Olympia, Washington (MEA)


Wayne High teacher honored in capital
Journal Gazette  |  April 18, 2014  |  Fort Wayne, Indiana (MEA)


Portland Math Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award
Oregon Public Broadcasting  |  April 16, 2014  |  Portland, Oregon (MEA)


Robert Gray teacher earns prestigious award
KGW-TV  |  ABC  |  April 16, 2014  |  Portland, Oregon (MEA)


Tacoma teacher wins national education award
KING-TV  |  NBC  |  April 16, 2014  |  Seattle, Washington (MEA)


Lincoln High teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling named one of America's top teachers
News Tribune  |  April 16, 2014  |  Tacoma, Washington (MEA)


Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
KUOW-FM  |  NPR  |  April 16, 2014  |  Seattle, Washington (MEA)


Lincoln High teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling named one of America's top teachers
News Tribune  |  April 15, 2014  |  Tacoma, Washington (MEA)


Tacoma teacher is $25,000 award recipient
Washington Education Assn.  |  April 15, 2014  |  Federal Way, Washington (MEA)


Burrell teacher surprised by award
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  April 03, 2014  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (MEA)


Real Science at Loflin Middle School
CBS DFW  |  March 27, 2014  |  Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (MEA)


Manzano teacher wins prestigious award
Albuquerque Journal  |  March 14, 2014  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico (MEA)


Kalakaua Teacher Wins National Award
KHNR-AM  |  March 05, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Milken Award winner details her big surprise
KHNL-TV  |  NBC  |  March 05, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Award honors EM native's commitment
Quad City Times  |  March 05, 2014  |  Quad Cities, Iowa-Illinois (MEA)


Teacher surprised with $25K educator award
KHON  |  FOX  |  March 04, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Kalakaua teacher surprised with Milken award
KITV  |  ABC  |  March 04, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Kalakaua Middle School teacher wins $25K award
SFGate.com  |  Associated Press  |  March 04, 2014  |  San Francisco, California (MEA)


Kalakaua Middle School teacher surprised with national award
Hawaii News Now  |  March 03, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Kalakaua Middle School science teacher wins national award
Star-Advertiser  |  March 03, 2014  |  Honolulu, Hawaii (MEA)


Fairfax County teacher receives Milken award
Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  March 02, 2014  |  Richmond, Virginia (MEA)


Hayfield Science Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken National Educator Award
Fairfax Daily-Monitor  |  February 28, 2014  |  Fairfax, Virginia (MEA)


Va teacher gets national education award
Washington Post  |  February 28, 2014  |  Washington, D.C. (MEA)


Virginia teacher gets national education award
WVVA-TV  |  NBC  |  February 28, 2014  |  Bluefield, West Virginia (MEA)


Hayfield Secondary School Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
Kingstowne-Rose Hill Patch  |  February 28, 2014  |  Kingstowne-Rose Hill, Virginia (MEA)


Baltimore teacher wins $25K, prestigious award
WBAL-TV  |  NBC  |  February 27, 2014  |  Baltimore, Maryland (MEA)


City College Teacher Surprised With $25,000 Milken Foundation Honor
WJS-TV  |  CBS  |  February 27, 2014  |  Baltimore, Maryland (MEA)


City College teacher wins Milken Educator Award
Baltimore Sun  |  February 27, 2014  |  Baltimore, Maryland (MEA)


Baltimore City teacher lands big cash reward
WMAR-TV  |  ABC  |  February 27, 2014  |  Baltimore, Maryland (MEA)


Major national award goes to Jonesboro teacher
KAIT-TV  |  ABC  |  February 21, 2014  |  Jonesboro, Arkansas (MEA)


Milken Foundation honors Jackson teacher
Associated Press  |  Sun Herald  |  February 20, 2014  |  Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi (MEA)


Jonesboro Teacher Receives 2013 Milken Educator Award
ADE Briefs  |  Arkansas Dept. of Education  |  February 20, 2014  |  Little Rock, Arkansas (MEA)


Jim Hill Teacher Wins Prestigious Award
Jackson Free Press  |  February 20, 2014  |  Jackson, Mississippi (MEA)


Jonesboro teacher Hodges wins Milken Educator Award
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  |  February 20, 2014  |  Little Rock, Arkansas (MEA)


Jonesboro Teacher is Milken Educator Award Recipient
KARK-TV  |  February 20, 2014  |  Little Rock, Arkansas (MEA)


Teacher awarded $25K for work in education
Clarion Ledger  |  February 19, 2014  |  Jackson, Mississippi (MEA)


Bowling Green High administrator wins national Milken honor
Kentucky Teacher  |  Kentucky Dept. of Education  |  February 18, 2014  |  Frankfort, Kentucky (MEA)


Grand Bay Middle Teacher Surprised
WPMI-TV  |  NBC  |  February 18, 2014  |  Mobile, Alabama (MEA)


Grand Bay Middle reading specialist wins 'the Oscar of teaching' and $25,000
Mobile Press-Register  |  February 18, 2014  |  Mobile, Alabama (MEA)


Milken winner approachable, helpful, BGHS students say
Daily News  |  February 13, 2014  |  Bowling Green, Kentucky (MEA)


Freshman Principal Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Bowling Green Independent School District  |  February 12, 2014  |  Bowling Green, Kentucky (MEA)


Educator receives $25,000 award
Daily News  |  February 12, 2014  |  Bowling Green, Kentucky (MEA)


Athens City Middle School teacher recipient of prestigious award
Times Free Press  |  February 12, 2014  |  Chattanooga, Tennessee (MEA)


Bowling Green High's Freshman Principal Wins Milken Educator Award
WBKO-TV  |  ABC  |  February 12, 2014  |  Bowling Green, Kentucky (MEA)


Tennessee Teacher Surprised by $25,000
Classroom Chornicles  |  Tennessee Dept. of Education  |  February 11, 2014  |  Nashville, Tennessee (MEA)


Athens Middle teacher Kevin Winters wins $25,000 Milken Award
WRCB-TV  |  NBC  |  February 11, 2014  |  Chattanooga, Tennessee (MEA)


Award-Winning Teaching. Alum nationally recognized with Milken Educator Award
UNC Bear Dean  |  University of Northern Colorado  |  February 11, 2014  |  Greeley, Colorado (MEA)


Athens teacher wins $25,000 national award
WBIR-TV  |  NBC  |  February 11, 2014  |  Knoxville, Tennessee (MEA)


Bullock picks Anaconda High educator Angela McLean as lieutenant governor
Independent Record  |  February 11, 2014  |  Helena, Montana (MEA)


Spaulding High School teacher receives national award
WCAX-TV  |  CBS  |  February 04, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Joplin High School teacher honored by Governor of Missouri
KOAM-TV  |  CBS  |  January 22, 2014  |  Joplin, Missouri (MEA)


Burrell High teacher wins $25,000 Milken award
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  January 14, 2014  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (MEA)


Westmoreland County teacher wins $25,000 prize
York Daily Record  |  Associated Press  |  January 14, 2014  |  York, Pennsylvania (MEA)


Brashier Middle principal promotes hard work, right choices
Greenville News  |  January 14, 2014  |  Greenville, South Carolina (MEA)


Vt. teacher gets $25K Milken award
Boston Globe  |  Associated Press  |  January 10, 2014  |  Boston, Massachusetts (MEA)


Barre teacher wins $25,000 award
Burlington Free Press  |  January 10, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Barre teacher named Vt.'s Milken Educator of the Year
WCAX-TV  |  CBS  |  January 10, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Milken Family Foundation surprises Barre teacher with $25,000 educator award
Vermont Business Magazine  |  January 10, 2014  |  South Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Teacher awarded national prize
WPTZ-TV  |  NBC  |  January 10, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Barre teacher named Vt.'s Milken Educator of the Year
WCAX-TV  |  CBS  |  January 10, 2014  |  Burlington, Vermont (MEA)


Walden Grove teacher gets Milken Educator Award
Arizona Daily Star  |  January 08, 2014  |  Tucson, Arizona (MEA)


Sahuarita teacher honored with national Milken Educator Award
Green Valley News  |  January 08, 2014  |  Green Valley, Arizona (MEA)


Teacher honored with national award
Sahuarita Sun  |  January 08, 2014  |  Sahuarita, Arizona (MEA)


Arizona teacher wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Associated Press  |  KSWT-TV  |  January 08, 2014  |  Yuma, Arizona (MEA)


Sahuarita Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award
AZEdNews.com  |  Arizona School Boards Association  |  January 08, 2014  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Heineman touts job-creation, education
KRVN-FM  |  January 01, 2014  |  Lexington, NE (MEA)