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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Advice From 2016-17 Milken Educators: How to Create a Successful Classroom
Education Week Teacher  |  December 08, 2016  |  Bethesda, MD (MEA)


UCLA Receives $1.5 Million to Endow Scholarships
UCLA Bruins  |  University of California - Los Angeles  |  December 07, 2016


Harford County Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
WBAL-TV  |  NBC  |  December 01, 2016  |  Baltimore, MD (MEA)


Havre de Grace Elementary Teacher Thomas Dennison Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Aegis  |  The Baltimore Sun  |  December 01, 2016  |  Batimore, MD (MEA)


Listen - Havre De Grace Teacher Wins National Honor
WBAL-FM  |  NBC  |  December 01, 2016  |  Baltimore, MD (MEA)


Watch: Havre de Grace Teacher receives Milken Educator Award
WMAR-TV  |  ABC  |  December 01, 2016  |  Baltimore, MD (MEA)


Havre de Grace Teacher Wins Milken Family Foundation Teaching Award
WJZ-TV  |  CBS  |  December 01, 2016  |  Batimore, MD (MEA)


Meraux Elementary Teacher Wins $25,000 National Milken Award
nola.com  |  November 03, 2016  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


How to be a Successful Teacher
WHYY-FM  |  NPR  |  November 01, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


A Big Surprise
The Daily Iberian  |  October 26, 2016  |  New Iberia, LA (MEA)


APS Elementary School Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
Aurora Sentinel  |  October 26, 2016  |  Aurora, CO (MEA)


Surprise! Aurora Third-Grade Teacher Named Winner of $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Chalkbeat Colorado  |  October 26, 2016  |  Denver, CO (MEA)


Jeanerette Principal Honored with National Educator Award
The Daily Advertiser  |  October 25, 2016  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


Iberia Parish Principal Awarded $25,000
KADN-TV / KLAF-TV  |  FOX / NBC  |  October 25, 2016  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


Andrew Jackson Teacher Wins $25K, Milken Educator Award
The Philadelphia Tribune  |  October 25, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


Iberia Parish Principal Receives National Honor
KATC-TV  |  ABC  |  October 25, 2016  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


Teacher Gets $25,000 for Being Awesome
WGNO-TV  |  ABC  |  October 24, 2016  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


UCLA Law School Competition Encourages Student Entrepreneurship
The Daily Bruin  |  UCLA  |  October 18, 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA (LMI)


National Foundation Marks Anniversary of Teacher's Award
Rocky Mount Telegram  |  October 17, 2016  |  Rocky Mount, NC (MEA)


The Milken Family Foundation has Announced the Recipients of its 2016 Jewish Educator Awards
Jewish Journal  |  October 14, 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Teacher Wins 'Exemplary Educator'
COLlive  |  October 12, 2016  |  New York City, NY (JEA)


Olathe Principal Gets Surprise $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KANU-FM  |  NPR  |  October 07, 2016  |  Topeka, KS (MEA)


Interview: Goshen Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
WSBT-TV  |  CBS  |  October 07, 2016  |  South Bend, IN (MEA)


Olathe Elementary School Principal Stephanie Conklin Wins Prestigious Milken Award
Kansas City Star  |  October 07, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (MEA)


Olathe Elementary Principal Honored With One of the Highest Awards an Educator Can Earn
WDAF-TV  |  FOX  |  October 07, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (MEA)


Olathe Elementary School Principal Receives Award, $25K
KMBC-TV  |  ABC  |  October 07, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (MEA)


Olathe Principal Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KCTV-TV  |  CBS  |  October 07, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (MEA)


Slideshow: West Goshen Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Goshen News  |  October 06, 2016  |  Goshen, IN (MEA)


Goshen Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award
WBND-TV  |  ABC  |  October 06, 2016  |  South Bend, IN (MEA)


West Goshen Elementary Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
WTRC-FM  |  October 06, 2016  |  South Bend, IN (MEA)


West Goshen's Aimee Schade Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Goshen News  |  October 06, 2016  |  Goshen, IN (MEA)


West Goshen Elementary Master Teacher Wins Award, $25,000
The Elkhart Truth  |  October 06, 2016  |  Elkhart, IN (MEA)


Watch: South Philly Teacher Receives Prestigious $25,000 Award
Philly Voice  |  October 06, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


South Philadelphia Elementary School Teacher Wins $25K Surprise Award
WCAU-TV  |  NBC  |  October 06, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


Local Elementary School Teacher Receives a Surprise of a Lifetime
WPHL-TV  |  MyNetworkTV  |  October 06, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


South Philly Teacher Surprised With $25K Award
KYW-AM  |  CBS  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


Milken Family Foundation Honors South Philadelphia Teacher with Surprise Assembly and $25,000 Check
Philadelphia Public School Notebook  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


$25k, National Recognition for Philly Teacher
The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  Philadelphia, PA  |  October 05, 2016 (MEA)


Philadelphia 5th Grade Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award
WCAU-TV  |  NBC  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


Philadelphia Teacher Surprised with Prestigious Educator Award
WPVI-TV  |  ABC  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


South Philly Teacher Surprised With $25K Award
KYW-TV  |  CBS  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


Local Elementary School Teacher Receives a Surprise of a Lifetime
WPHL-TV  |  MyNetworkTV  |  October 05, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (MEA)


I Went to My Former Kindergarten Student’s Wedding and I Cried
Education Post  |  October 04, 2016  |  Chicago, IL (MEA)


Washburn Rural Middle School Students Recognized for Unsung Heroes Documentary
The Topeka Capital-Journal  |  September 29, 2016  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


Seaman High School Students Claim Second Place in Unsung Heroes Contest
The Topeka Capital-Journal  |  September 29, 2016  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


Washburn Rural High School Student Claims Unsung Heroes Prize
The Topeka Capital-Journal  |  September 29, 2016  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


Royal Valley Eighth-Graders Win International Unsung Heroes Award
The Topeka Capital-Journal  |  September 28, 2016  |  Topeka, KS (LMC)


Local Jewish Educators Awarded for Excellence
Park Labrea News & Beverly Press  |  September 28, 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


How School Leadership Can Make or Break a Teacher’s Decision to Stay in the Classroom
Education Post  |  September 27, 2016  |  Chicago, IL (MEA)


RVMS Students Honored for Documentary Work
The Holton Recorder  |  September 26, 2016  |  Holton, KS (LMC)


Milken Program Chooses Four Locals
The Northwest Current  |  The Current Newspapers  |  September 21, 2016  |  Washington, DC (MSP)


I Never Thought I’d Become a Teacher. Here’s How My Mom Changed My Mind.
Education Post  |  September 20, 2016  |  Chicago, IL (MEA)


2 Batchelor Middle School Students Place 3rd in ‘International Discovery Award Competition’
WISH-TV  |  CW  |  September 19, 2016  |  Indianapolis, IN (LMC)


Iberia Parish Students' Documentary Wins International Discovery Award Competition
KATC-TV  |  ABC  |  September 15, 2016  |  Denham Springs, LA (LMC)


Milken Community Schools to Dedicate Southern California's First High School Fab Lab, Hailed by MIT as Best in the World
WTVM-TV  |  ABC  |  September 15, 2016  |  Columbus, GA (MCHS)


Meet 5 Superstar Teachers Who Won the 'Oscars of Teaching'
Parade  |  August 12, 2016  |  New York, NY (MEA)


Poway Teacher Shares Tech, Policy Ideas Via Fellowships
The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  July 31, 2016  |  San Diego, CA (LMC)


Indian American High School Students Among 15 Named Milken Scholars
India West  |  July 26, 2016  |  San Leandro, CA (MSP)


Santa Monica Students Win Milken Scholarships
Santa Monica Daily Press  |  July 14, 2016  |  Santa Monica, CA (MSP)


Two High School Seniors Selected as 2016 Milken Scholars
India Journal  |  July 13, 2016  |  Santa Fe Springs, CA (MSP)


Poly High Grad Wins $10,000 After Being Named a 2016 Milken Scholar
Press-Telegram  |  July 11, 2016  |  Long Beach, CA (MSP)


Dr. Michael Johnson Named Education Commissioner
Capital City Weekly  |  June 22, 2016  |  Juneau, AK (MEA)


Simple Action in Civil Rights Era Makes Overland Park Woman an ‘Unsung Hero’
The Kansas City Star  |  May 27, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (LMC)


Tribute to 'Little Rock 9' Highlights First Day
The Fort Scott Tribune  |  May 24, 2016  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


The Power of Unsung Heroes: A Day of Storytelling and Discovery
KODE-TV  |  ABC  |  May 23, 2016  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Ed-Tech Startups Win Big in Business Plan Competition Funding
EdWeek  |  May 12, 2016  |  Bethesda MD (Penn-GSE)


New Museum in Kansas Honors Unsung Heroes
Chicago Tribune  |  May 10, 2016  |  Chicago, IL (LMC)


Celebrating Unsung Heroes
Kansas City Live  |  KSHB-TV  |  May 10, 2016  |  Kansas City, MO (LMC)


Hammond Teacher Among Those Lauded at White House
Post-Tribune  |  May 05, 2016  |  Merrillville, IN (NIET)


Teacher Attends White House Event
Des Moines Register  |  May 05, 2016  |  Des Moines, IA (NIET)


Northlake Christian Student Finishes Second in International Art Contest
The Times-Picayune  |  April 26, 2016  |  New Orleans (LMC)


Exhibits Coming Together
Fort Scott Tribune  |  April 22, 2016  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Expansion Project
KODE-TV  |  ABC  |  April 21, 2016  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs Awarded to Student Team for Medical Device Proposal
UCLA School of Law  |  April 15, 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA (LMI)


Finalists and $140,000 in Prize Funding Announced For 2016 Education Business Plan Competition from University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education & the Milken Family Foundation
Penn Graduate School of Education  |  April 11, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA (Penn-GSE)


PWC Teacher Wins Milken Award
Prince William Times  |  March 10, 2016  |  Leesburg, VA (MEA)


Prince William County Math Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award
WRC-TV  |  NBC  |  March 03, 2016  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


National Alliance Congratulates New Mexico Recipient of Milken Education Award
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  |  February 26, 2016  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


Rio Rancho Teacher Awarded $25K as Winner of Milken Educator Award
KOB-TV  |  NBC  |  February 24, 2016  |  Albuquerque, NM (MEA)


Academy Instructor Named Winner of National Educator Award
Rio Rancho Observer  |  February 24, 2016  |  Rio Rancho, NM (MEA)


Milken Award Winner Named At Whittier Middle School
KTXI-FM  |  NPR  |  February 18, 2016  |  San Antonio, TX (MEA)


Whittier Middle School Teacher Wins “Oscar of Teaching”
San Antonio Express-News  |  February 18, 2016  |  San Antonio, TX (MEA)


Maryland Teacher Receives $25,000 Award
The Washington Post  |  February 18, 2016  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


Maryland Teacher Honored with 'Oscar of Teaching'
WTTG-TV  |  FOX  |  February 17, 2016  |  Washington, DC (MEA)


Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
St. Joseph News-Press  |  February 11, 2016  |  Saint Joseph, MO (MEA)


Lexington Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Award and $25,000
The State  |  February 09, 2016  |  Columbia, SC (MEA)


South Florence Teacher Gets $25,000 Surprise During Assembly
Florence Morning News  |  February 09, 2016  |  Florence, SC (MEA)


Waipahu HS Science Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award
KITV-TV  |  ABC  |  January 29, 2016  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Milken Scholars, More Than a Scholarship
Los Angeles Times High School Insider blog  |  January 20, 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


Meridian Teacher Gets $25K Milken Educator Award
The Clarion-Ledger  |  January 20, 2016  |  Jackson, MS (MEA)


Watch as Citronelle High Teacher Gets $25,000 Surprise in the Middle of School Assembly
Mobile Press-Register  |  January 19, 2016  |  Mobile, AL (MEA)


Bellevue Physics Teacher Wins $25,000 National Award
The Seattle Times  |  January 07, 2016  |  Seattle, WA (MEA)


Bilingual Oregon Middle School Teacher 'Can Teach Anyone, Anything,' Wins $25,000
The Oregonian  |  January 06, 2016  |  Portland, OR (MEA)