Press Releases

The Milken Family Foundation regularly issues press releases about its efforts and impact in the fields of education and medical research.  Below is a select list of these releases.
For more official press releases about our initiatives, please visit the initiative-specific sites on the right.


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Nov 18, 2015
CORE Butte Charter School Math Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 in Cash


Nov 18, 2015
San Marin High School Rapping Science Teacher Surprised with a Milken Educator Award and $25,000 in Cash


Nov 16, 2015
Comprehend This: Vail, Arizona, English Teacher Brittany Matsushino Receives Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash Prize


Nov 16, 2015
Biotech Teaching Great Nicki Derryberry of Mesa, Arizona, Wins Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash Prize


Oct 29, 2015
Eighth Grade Science Teacher in Colorado Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 28, 2015
Plaquemine, Louisiana, Principal Gets Surprise of a Lifetime with $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 28, 2015
She’s a Winner: Port Allen, Louisiana, Master Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award and $25,000


Oct 27, 2015
Shreveport, Louisiana, Social Studies Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 26, 2015
Kansas English Language Arts Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 13, 2015
Union City, New Jersey, Health Sciences Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 08, 2015
KIPP DC College Prep Principal Flabbergasted at Winning a Milken Educator Award & $25,000 during School Assembly


Sep 21, 2015
It’s a Sweet New Year for Four Surprised Recipients Of $15,000 Jewish Educator Awards


Sep 15, 2015
Topeka Students Claim $10,000 Top Prize in International Discovery Award Competition; LMC Gives out First-Ever Founder’s Award


Jul 20, 2015
16 Los Angeles High School Seniors, All Attending Elite Universities, Selected as 2015 Milken Scholars


Jul 01, 2015
Five Washington, D.C. High School Seniors, All Attending Elite Universities, Selected as 2015 Milken Scholars


Jun 25, 2015
The Art Effect Project Teaches Students About Positive Role Models


Jun 05, 2015
Eight NYC High School Seniors Selected as 2015 Milken Scholars


May 23, 2015
Lowell Milken Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Chapman University


May 13, 2015
$140,000 in Prizes Awarded for Annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition


Apr 28, 2015
Lowell Milken Leads Milken Global Conference Discussion on Getting K–12 Education Reform Right


Apr 09, 2015
University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education & the Milken Family Foundation Announce 2015 Education Business Plan Competition Finalists and $140,000 in Prize Funding


Apr 08, 2015
California Special Education Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Mar 26, 2015
Master Teacher of Osborn School District in Phoenix, Arizona, Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Mar 26, 2015
Fifth-Grade Teacher at Friendly House Academia del Pueblo Elementary Charter in Phoenix, Arizona, Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Mar 14, 2015
SURPRISE AWARDS PRESENTED FOR IMPROVING EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS


Mar 13, 2015
Pecan Grove Primary School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Receives $50,000 TAP Founder’s Award


Mar 12, 2015
Virginia Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Feb 04, 2015
Third-Grade Durango Teacher Surprised with 2014-15 Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Feb 03, 2015
Third-Grade Wichita Teacher Surprised with 2014-15 Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Feb 03, 2015
Surprise! Clifton, Texas, Teacher Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Jan 28, 2015
Frederick, Maryland Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Jan 08, 2015
Washington D.C. Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash


Jan 07, 2015
Competition for Game-Changing Innovations in Education Will Now Search for Both Early-Stage Entrepreneurs and New Ideas