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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Secaucus Teacher Wins Prestigious Award, $25,000
Secaucus Patch  |  December 20, 2017  |  Secaucus, NJ (MEA)


WATCH --> NJ teacher hearing she’s won ‘Oscar’ of teaching awards
New Jersey 101.5  |  WKXW-FM  |  December 20, 2017  |  Secaucus, NJ (MEA)


WATCH --> NJ teacher surprised with prestigious educator award, $25K
News 12 New Jersey  |  December 19, 2017 (MEA)


WATCH --> Teacher's amazing reaction to winning $25K education award
NJ.com  |  The Jersey Journal  |  December 19, 2017  |  Secaucus, NJ (MEA)


Charlotte-Area School Teacher Gets Surprise Of Lifetime
Charlotte Patch  |  December 19, 2017  |  Charlotte, NC (MEA)


WATCH --> Secaucus math teacher wins $25,000 Milken educator award
WPIX-TV  |  CW  |  December 19, 2017  |  Secaucus, NJ (MEA)


Gaston County assistant principal gets $25,000 worth of respect from Milken Award
The Charlotte Observer  |  December 18, 2017  |  Charlotte, NC (MEA)


Bessemer City assistant principal wins national honor
The Gaston Gazette  |  December 18, 2017  |  Bessemer City, NC (MEA)


Bessemer City assistant principal wins national honor
The Shelby Star  |  December 18, 2017  |  Bessemer City, NC (MEA)


WATCH --> South Florida teacher granted $25,000 award
WSVN-TV  |  FOX  |  December 15, 2017  |  Miami, FL (MEA)


Miami Middle School Teacher Gets Surprise Of Lifetime
Miami Patch  |  December 15, 2017  |  Miami, FL (MEA)


Local Math Teacher Surprised With National Award — And A Giant Check
WLRN  |  NPR  |  December 15, 2017  |  Miami, FL (MEA)


WATCH --> Surprise! Miami Teacher Receives $25K Milken Education Award
WFOR-TV  |  CBS  |  December 15, 2017  |  Miami, FL (MEA)


Alice Harte Charter Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Times-Picayune  |  December 12, 2017  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


Columbus 5th-Graders Make, Sell Christmas Ornaments to Help Save African School
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  |  December 09, 2017  |  Columbus, GA (MEA)


Davis Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Edmond Sun  |  December 08, 2017  |  Edmond, OK (MEA)


Oklahoma Principal Recognized with Prestigious Award
KFOR-TV  |  NBC  |  December 07, 2017  |  Oklahoma City, OK (MEA)


Edgar Martin Math Teacher Wins National Award
KATC-TV  |  ABC  |  December 07, 2017  |  Denham Springs, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> Edgar Martin Teacher Wins $25,000 Educator Prize
Daily Advertiser  |  USA Today Network  |  December 07, 2017  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


Edmond North Principal Wins $25,000 Award
KOKH-TV  |  FOX  |  December 07, 2017  |  Oklahoma City OK (MEA)


WATCH --> Edgar Martin Teacher Recognized With Huge Education Award
KPEL-FM  |  December 07, 2017  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


Winners Announced for Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Idea Path
Penn Graduate School of Education  |  December 05, 2017  |  Philadelphia, PA (Penn-GSE)


West High Teacher Wins Milken Award
Knox TN Today  |  November 17, 2017  |  Knoxville, TN (MEA)


Knoxville Teacher One of Two in Tennessee to Win $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Knoxville News Sentinel  |  November 17, 2017  |  Knoxville, TN (MEA)


WATCH --> Knox County Teacher Awarded $25K Grant
WATE-TV  |  ABC  |  November 17, 2017  |  Knoxville, TN (MEA)


Surprise! Millington Teacher Gifted $25,000 in Front of her Entire School
Commercial Appeal  |  November 16, 2017  |  Memphis, TN (MEA)


Teachers in Millington and Knoxville Just Won the Oscar Awards of Education
Chalkbeat Tennessee  |  November 16, 2017  |  Memphis, TN (MEA)


WATCH --> Mid-South Teacher Wins $25K National Award
WMC-TV  |  NBC  |  November 16, 2017  |  Memphis, TN (MEA)


Millington Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Award
WATN-TV  |  NBC  |  November 16, 2017  |  Memphis, TN (MEA)


WATCH --> Great Richmond Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
WTVR-TV  |  CBS  |  November 15, 2017  |  Richmond, VA (MEA)


Richmond Middle School Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Educator Award
Richmond Times-Dispatch  |  November 15, 2017  |  Richmond, VA (MEA)


Richmond Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
WWBT-TV  |  NBC  |  November 15, 2017  |  Richmond, VA (MEA)


LISTEN --> Richmond Middle School Teacher Awarded $25,000
WCVE-FM  |  NPR  |  November 15, 2017  |  Richmond, VA (MEA)


WATCH --> ‘It’s surreal’: Richmond Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WRIC-TV  |  ABC  |  November 15, 2017  |  Richmond, VA (MEA)


LISTEN --> Colorado Issues - Lisa Rodgers, Winner of the “Oscar of Teaching”
Colorado Issues  |  KNUS-AM  |  November 12, 2017  |  Aurora, CO (MEA)


'David's Quilt' Is Made From New Jewish Music
The Jewish Journal  |  November 03, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MA)


WATCH: Award Winning Teacher Presented With $25,000 In Surprise Ceremony
KCNC-TV  |  CBS  |  November 01, 2017  |  Denver, CO (MEA)


Aurora News Weekly - Lisa Rodgers Receives Milken Educator Award
Aurora TV  |  November 01, 2017  |  Aurora, CO (MEA)


Singing Science Teacher in Lawrence Wins National Award
Boston Globe  |  November 01, 2017  |  Boston, MA (MEA)


Aurora Biology Teacher Wins National Education Award
Denver Patch  |  October 31, 2017  |  Denver, CO (MEA)


Colorado Science Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award
The Denver Post  |  October 31, 2017  |  Denver, CO (MEA)


Newark Teacher Tami Lunsford Surprised with $25,000 Award
The News Journal  |  October 25, 2017  |  New Castle, DE (MEA)


LISTEN: Newark Charter Teacher Wins $25,000 National Award
WDDE-FM  |  NPR  |  October 25, 2017  |  Dover, DE (MEA)


Fox School District Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  |  October 19, 2017  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


WATCH: Junior High Master Teacher First in Slaton ISD to Receive $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KCBD-TV  |  NBC  |  October 18, 2017  |  Lubbock, TX (MEA)


WATCH: Arlington Teacher Receives 'Oscar of Education'
WFAA-TV  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2017  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


Educators Go To Head of the Class: Four Women Win Prestigious Milken Family Foundation
Jewish Journal  |  October 17, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


WATCH: NYC Teacher Wins 'Oscars of Teaching' Award, $25,000
WNBC-TV  |  NBC  |  October 17, 2017  |  New York, NY (MEA)


WATCH: Buffalo Teacher Surprised with National Award
WGRZ-TV  |  NBC  |  October 16, 2017  |  Buffalo, NY (MEA)


Ayala Teacher Wins National Award, $25,000
Chino Hills Champion  |  October 14, 2017  |  Chino, CA (MEA)


South Coast Teacher Receives National Honors, $25,000 Award
KCLU-FM  |  NPR  |  October 12, 2017  |  Thousand Oaks, CA (MEA)


Pacifica High School teacher Wins Prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Ventura County Star  |  October 12, 2017  |  Camarillo, CA (MEA)


WATCH: Chino Hills Teacher Honored With $25K Milken Educator Award
KCBS-TV  |  CBS  |  October 11, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Ayala High Teacher Alexis King Wins $25k Award
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin  |  October 11, 2017  |  Rancho Cucamonga, CA (MEA)


WATCH: A Teacher Was Surprised With A $25,000 Award
KNBC-TV  |  NBC  |  October 11, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Local Teachers Each Win $15,000 Surprise
Park Labrea News/Beverly Press  |  September 28, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Conference at UCLA Explores the Significance of American Jewish Music and its Reach
UCLA  |  September 26, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MA)


"Teach Us All" Documentary Explores Education Inequality
CBS This Morning  |  CBS  |  September 25, 2017  |  New York, NY (LMC)


Milken Center Celebrating 10th Anniversary
KODE-TV  |  ABC  |  September 15, 2017  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Begin the Season of Repentance on Your Own Time
Tablet Magazine  |  September 06, 2017  |  New York, NY (MA)


Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Acquires Little Rock Crisis Documentary Teach Us All (Presented by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes)
Paste Magazine  |  August 16, 2017  |  Decatur, GA (LMC)


A Conversation with Lowell Milken:
The Line  |  August 11, 2017  |  Malvern, PA


Celebrating a Special Dog’s Life
The Fort Scott Tribune  |  August 01, 2017  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


Montebello Teen Named 2017 Milken Scholar, Earns Full Ride to Harvard
Whittier Daily News  |  July 31, 2017  |  Monrovia, CA (MSP)


FDR Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship to NYU in Milken Scholars Program
Brooklyn Reporter  |  July 26, 2017  |  Brooklyn, NY (MSP)


West Ranch Grad Named 2017 Milken Scholar
The Signal  |  July 24, 2017  |  Santa Clarita, CA (MSP)


Mariko Rooks of Culver City Receives 10K College Scholarship
Culver City Observer  |  July 20, 2017  |  Culver City, CA (MSP)


Moving & Shaking: Rebecca Schusterman Receives Milken Scholarship
The Jewish Journal  |  July 19, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


2017 Milken Scholars Announce 13 Exceptional Seniors from Los Angeles County High Schools
Westside Today  |  July 14, 2017  |  Santa Monica, CA (MSP)


Milken Scholars awards 13 exceptional students
Our Weekly  |  July 13, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


Scholarly Seniors Receive College Scholarships and Lifelong Mentorship
Brooklyn Daily  |  Courier Life Publications  |  June 08, 2017  |  Brooklyn, NY (MSP)


Lowell Milken Family Foundation Makes $2 Million Gift to ArtCenter College of Design for Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
Pasadena News Now  |  June 02, 2017  |  Pasadena, CA (HMCT)


Muscogee County Teacher Awarded Fellowship by International Organization
The Ledger-Enquirer  |  May 24, 2017  |  Columbus. GA (LMC)


UCLA Startup Wins $70,000 for Development of New Dental Braces System
Daily Bruin  |  UCLA  |  May 02, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (LMI)


Independence High Student Wins International Art Competition
The Tennessean  |  April 14, 2017  |  Nashville, TN (LMC)


Indy Art Student’s Depiction of Japanese Internment Hero Wins International Award, $7,500
Williamson Herald  |  April 13, 2017  |  Franklin, TN (LMC)


Bellflower Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award
Los Angeles Wave  |  March 10, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Bellflower Kindergarten Teacher Stunned by $25,000 Education Award
The Downey Patriot  |  March 07, 2017  |  Downey, CA (MEA)


Watch: Bellflower Teacher Honored With Surprise Award and $25,000
KABC-TV  |  ABC  |  March 05, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Watch How This Bellflower Teacher Reacts When She Gets Surprised With $25,000
KPCC-FM  |  NPR  |  March 03, 2017  |  Pasadena, CA (MEA)


La Pasión por la Enseñanza, Hizo Ganar a Profesora Latina Un Cheque de 25,000 Dólares
Hoy  |  The Los Angeles Times  |  March 03, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Making a Life-Long Impact in the Classroom
KKCO-TV  |  NBC  |  February 24, 2017  |  Grand Junction, CO (MEA)


A+ Teacher: Award-Winning Principal in the Valley
KPNX-TV  |  NBC  |  February 17, 2017  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Fruita Teacher Receives National Award
KEKB-FM  |  February 15, 2017  |  Grand Junction, CO (MEA)


Laveen School Principal Surprised with $25,000 National Award
The Arizona Republic  |  February 15, 2017  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


West Valley Principal Wins National Education Award
KJZZ-FM  |  NPR  |  February 15, 2017  |  Tempe, AZ (MEA)


Watch: Local Teacher Receives National Award
KREX-TV  |  CBS  |  February 13, 2017  |  Grand Junction, CO (MEA)


Watch: Fruita Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Educator Award
KKCO-TV  |  NBC  |  February 13, 2017  |  Grand Junction, CO (MEA)


Hawaii Teachers Win $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Washington Times  |  (Via AP)  |  February 03, 2017  |  Washington, D.C. (MEA)


Momilani Elementary Teacher Masaru Uchino Receives Prestigious 2016-2017 Milken Educator Award
My PearlCity.com  |  February 03, 2017  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Listen - Milken Educator Award Winner: Masaru Uchino
KANO-FM  |  NPR  |  February 03, 2017  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Watch: Two Hawaii Teachers Receive Prestigious Milken Educator Awards
KHON-TV  |  FOX  |  February 02, 2017  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Watch: National Award Recognizes Pair of 'Exceptional' Hawaii Teachers
KGMB-TV  |  CBS  |  February 02, 2017  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Listen: Interview with Allison Ruhl and Dr. Jane Foley
The Metro with Sarah Ulmer  |  Supertalk Mississippi (WFMN-FM)  |  January 19, 2017  |  Jackson, MS (MEA)


Watch: The Oscars of Teaching
Daytime  |  National  |  January 19, 2017  |  Tampa, FL (MEA)


Moving and Shaking: StandWithUs Gala, Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator Awards and More
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles  |  January 06, 2017  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)