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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Chesapeake Principal Receives Milken Foundation Award
The Virginian-Pilot  |  December 11, 2015  |  Norfolk, VA (MEA)


Saco Middle School Teacher Wins National Educator Award
Portland Press Herald  |  December 10, 2015  |  Portland, ME (MEA)


New Oxford Teacher Surprised With Educator Award, $25,000 Prize: Video
The Patriot-News  |  December 04, 2015  |  Mechanicsburg, PA (MEA)


Newark Teacher Awarded Milken Educator Award
WBGO-FM  |  Newark Public Radio  |  December 03, 2015  |  Newark, NJ (MEA)


Haslett Teacher Wins National Award
WILX-TV  |  NBC  |  November 24, 2015  |  Lansing, MI (MEA)


Shortridge High School’s Melody Coryell Wins $25,000 Teaching Award
Chalkbeat Indiana  |  November 23, 2015  |  Indianapolis, IN (MEA)


Novato Teacher, ‘Science Rapper’ Wins $25,000 National Award
Marin Independent Journal  |  November 18, 2015  |  San Rafael, CA (MEA)


Local teacher wins educator award and $25,000
KRCR-TV  |  ABC  |  November 18, 2015  |  Redding, CA (MEA)


Vail Teacher Surprised With National Award
KMSB-TV / KOLD-TV  |  FOX / CBS  |  November 16, 2015  |  Tucson, AZ (MEA)


Mesa Red Mountain Teacher Wins $25,000 National Award
Arizona Republic  |  November 16, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Long Island High School Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award
WCBS-AM  |  CBS  |  November 04, 2015  |  New York City, NY (MEA)


Long Island Teacher wins Prestigious Milken Award
WNYW-TV  |  FOX  |  November 04, 2015  |  New York, NY (MEA)


PAMS Educator Receives Award and $25K
The Westside Journal  |  November 04, 2015  |  Port Allen, LA (MEA)


A FasterBlog for FasterCures
Philly.com  |  November 03, 2015  |  Philadelphia, PA (MI)


Ryan Moore Becomes Member of Distinguished Group
The Pueblo West View  |  October 29, 2015  |  Pueblo, CO (MEA)


Foundation Surprises Pueblo West Teacher with an Award
KRDO-TV  |  ABC  |  October 29, 2015  |  Colorado Springs, CO (MEA)


Pueblo County Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KOAA-TV  |  NBC  |  October 29, 2015  |  Colorado Springs, CO (MEA)


Educators Surprised with National Award, $25,000 Prize
WBRZ-TV  |  ABC  |  October 28, 2015  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


West Baton Rouge Teacher, Iberville Principal Surprised with Milken Educator Awards — And $25,000 Each
The Advocate  |  October 28, 2015  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


Two Louisiana Educators Get The Surprise of Their Lives
WGMB-TV & WVLA-TV  |  FOX/NBC  |  October 28, 2015  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


Byrd High Teacher Wins Milken Award
KTBS-TV  |  ABC  |  October 27, 2015  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


A $25,000 Surprise for One Lucky Teacher
The Shreveport Times  |  October 27, 2015  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


Blue Valley Northwest Teacher Named Recipient of $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WDAF-TV  |  FOX  |  October 26, 2015  |  Kansas City, MO (MEA)


Local Teacher Wins Top Honor Award
KMBZ-FM  |  October 26, 2015  |  Mission, KS (MEA)


Millard Eighth-Grade Science Teacher Gets Surprise: Milken Educator Award, $25,000 Check
Omaha World-Herald  |  October 21, 2015  |  Omaha, NE (MEA)


Millard Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
KETV-TV  |  ABC  |  October 21, 2015  |  Omaha, NE (MEA)


RHS Teacher Receives National Award
KELO-TV  |  CBS  |  October 20, 2015  |  Sioux Falls, SD (MEA)


Roosevelt High School Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KDLT-TV  |  NBC  |  October 20, 2015  |  Sioux Falls, SD (MEA)


Chatham County Teacher Receives 'Oscar' of Teaching Awards, $25K
WRAL-TV  |  CBS  |  October 15, 2015  |  Raleigh, NC (MEA)


Pawtucket English Teacher Honored with 2015 Milken Educator Award
The Providence Journal  |  October 14, 2015  |  Providence, RI (MEA)


Pawtucket English Teacher Garners Milken Educator Award for 2015
Providence Business Journal  |  October 14, 2015  |  Providence, RI (MEA)


Union City High School Health Sciences Teacher Receives the Milken Educator Award
NJ.com  |  October 13, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ (MEA)


N.J. Teacher Receives $25K National Award for Health Care Teaching
NJ.com  |  October 13, 2015  |  Iselin, NJ (MEA)


New Jersey Teacher Surprised With National Teaching Award
WCBS-TV  |  CBS  |  October 13, 2015  |  New York, NY (MEA)


D.C. Principal Receives Milken Educator Award
WJLA-TV  |  ABC  |  October 08, 2015  |  Arlington, VA (MEA)


D.C. Principal Receives $25,000 Award
The Washington Post  |  Washington, DC  |  October 08, 2015 (MEA)


Great Accomplishment
Staten Island Advance  |  September 29, 2015  |  Staten Island, NY (MSP)


Jewish Educators Surprised by Awards from Milken Foundation
Beverly Press/Park Labrea News  |  September 28, 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Lincoln High’s Nathan Gibbs-Bowling Named Washington Teacher of the Year
The News Tribune  |  September 21, 2015  |  Tacoma, WA (MEA)


A Seventh Grader from Joplin is Now an Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
KODE-TV  |  ABC  |  September 16, 2015  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Seaman Student Documentary About Unsung Vietnam Hero Wins $10,000 Prize
Topeka Capital-Journal  |  September 15, 2015  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


Seaman High Students Top International Competition
WIBW-TV  |  CBS  |  September 15, 2015  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


What’s at Stake
Classroom Close-up  |  September 14, 2015  |  Newark, NJ (MEA)


San Gabriel Valley, Whittier Area Graduates Named 2015 Milken Scholars
Los Angeles Daily News  |  August 06, 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


High-Achieving Eastside Students Honored With $10,000 Scholarships
The Eastsider  |  July 22, 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


Billionaire Philanthropists to Transform Historic D.C. Bank into a Museum Celebrating Teachers
Washington Business Journal  |  June 12, 2015  |  Arlington, VA


Routten Wins Florida Milken Educator Award
The DeTaiL  |  Florida Atlantic University College of Education  |  May 27, 2015  |  Boca Raton, FL (MEA)


How to Turn Elementary School Teachers into Emotional Detectives
Zócalo Public Square  |  Arizona State University  |  May 26, 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Brandon Sportel Named Teacher of the Year
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Santa Barbara, CA  |  May 18, 2015 (MEA)


The ‘Oscar’ Winner of Hampton County
University of South Carolina  |  May 18, 2015  |  Columbia, SC (MEA)


Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups
EdWeek  |  May 14, 2015  |  Bethesda MD (Penn-GSE)


Canalino School Teacher Honored with Milken Educator Award: Brandon Sportel Earns Prestigious Recognition and $25,000
Coastal View News  |  April 13, 2015  |  Carpinteria, CA (MEA)


This Year's Milken Educator Awards
Cate School  |  April 10, 2015  |  Carpinteria, CA (MEA)


Teacher at Canalino Elementary School Wins Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Prize
Santa Barbara News-Press  |  April 09, 2015  |  Santa Barbara, CA (MEA)


Carpinteria Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award
KEYT-TV  |  ABC  |  April 08, 2015  |  Santa Barbara, CA (MEA)


Principal Donates 10 Percent Of Award To Fund Scholarship
Hartford Courant  |  April 07, 2015  |  Hartford, CT (MEA)


Two Arizona Teachers Honored With $25,000 Educator Award
KTAR-AM  |  March 27, 2015  |  Phoenix, Arizona (MEA)


Phoenix Elementary School Teachers Win $25,000 Educator Award
KNXV-TV  |  ABC  |  March 27, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Phoenix Teacher Surprised With $25,000 Award
The Arizona Republic  |  March 26, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Valley Teacher Given $25,000 Award
KSAZ-TV  |  FOX  |  March 26, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


2 Phoenix Teachers Honored With Big Awards
KPNX-TV  |  NBC  |  March 26, 2015  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


VA Elementary Teacher Receives Surprise Teaching Award
WUSA-TV  |  CBS  |  March 12, 2015  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


Gainesville Teacher Surprised with ‘Oscars of Teaching’ Award
InsideNoVa.com  |  March 12, 2015  |  Manassas, VA (MEA)


Why typography still matters in a digital age: Larry Wilson
San Gabriel Valley Tribune  |  March 06, 2015  |  West Covina, CA (HMCT)


Teacher Receives Award for Reaching Young Reading Students
The University of Texas at Dallas  |  March 03, 2015  |  Richardson, TX (MEA)


North DeSoto Elementary Teacher Surprised with $25K Milken Educator Award
KEEL-AM  |  February 27, 2015  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


DeSoto Parish Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KTBS  |  ABC  |  February 27, 2015  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


LR Educator Honored With Milken Award, $25,000
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette  |  February 26, 2015  |  Fayetteville, AR (MEA)


Little Rock Teacher Named Milken Educator
KARK-TV  |  NBC  |  February 26, 2015  |  Little Rock, AR (MEA)


Mililani Uka Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award
Honolulu Star Advertiser  |  February 23, 2015  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Princeton Teacher is Minnesota’s Latest Recipient of the Prestigious Award
HometownSource  |  February 05, 2015  |  Coon Rapids, MN (MEA)


Sunnyside Teacher Wins $25K Award
The Durango Herald  |  February 05, 2015  |  Durango, CO (MEA)


Texas Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KUSJ-FM  |  February 03, 2015  |  Temple, TX (MEA)


Clifton: Local Teacher Wins $25,000 Educator Award
KWTX-TV  |  CBS  |  February 03, 2015  |  Waco, TX (MEA)


Adoration and appreciation abound at memorial for letterform expert Leah Hoffmitz Milken
Dotted Line, Art Center College of Design  |  February 02, 2015  |  Pasadena, CA (HMCT)


2 Indiana Teachers Receive National Education Award
WTHR-TV  |  NBC  |  January 28, 2015  |  Indianapolis, IN (MEA)


Frederick Teacher Surprised With Prestigious Award-- and $25,000!
WTTG-TV  |  FOX  |  January 28, 2015  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


Lavaland Teacher Wins Top Honor
Albuquerque Journal  |  January 22, 2015  |  Albuquerque, NM (MEA)


Breckinridge Principal Wins Milken Award
The Courier-Journal  |  January 15, 2015  |  Louisville, KY (MEA)


JCPS Principal Wins $25,000 Award for Excellence in Education
WDRB-TV  |  FOX  |  January 15, 2015  |  Louisville, KY (MEA)


Governor Dennis Daugaard Honors Outstanding South Dakota Educators During Capitol Speech
The Republic  |  Associated Press  |  January 15, 2015  |  Columbus, IN (MEA)


A Biloxi Teacher Wins a Big National Award
WLOX-TV  |  ABC  |  January 14, 2015  |  Biloxi, MS (MEA)


Biloxi Fourth-Grade Teacher Cagney Weaver Receives $25,000 Milken Award
Gulflive.com  |  The Mississippi Press  |  January 14, 2015  |  Pascagoula, MS (MEA)


Northport Teacher Named Recipient of National Award
The Tuscaloosa News  |  January 13, 2015  |  Tuscaloosa, AL (MEA)


Fort Pierce Teacher Surprised by National Honor
TCPalm  |  Vero Beach Press Journal  |  January 09, 2015  |  Stuart, FL (MEA)


Milken Educator Award given to Frances K. Sweet Elementary School Teacher Nardi Routten
WPTV-TV  |  NBC  |  January 09, 2015  |  West Palm Beach, FL (MEA)


$140,000 Business Competition from Milken-Penn GSE Now Accepting Submissions
Philadelphia Business Journal  |  January 09, 2015  |  Philadelphia, PA (Penn-GSE)


Teacher Wins Top in State Milken Award and Bonus Check for 25k
WTVX-TV  |  CW  |  January 09, 2015  |  West Palm Beach, FL (MEA)


D.C. Teacher Receives National Educator Award
WNEW-FM  |  CBS  |  January 08, 2015  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


D.C. Teacher Surprised with $25K Milken Educator Award
WJLA-TV  |  ABC  |  January 08, 2015  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


D.C. Teacher Wins $25,000 Cash Award
The Washington Post  |  January 08, 2015  |  Washington, DC (MEA)