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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DeSoto Schools Surprised with $50,000 District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness from NIET
The Enterprise & Interstate Progress  |  November 20, 2019  |  Mansfield, LA (NIET)


Steven Gamache Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Patch.com  |  November 14, 2019  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


Jennifer Williams Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Patch.com  |  November 14, 2019  |  Metairie, LA (MEA)


Claire Smullen Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Patch.com  |  November 14, 2019  |  Cleveland, OH (MEA)


Two New Orleans-Area Educators Got $25,000 Richer Wednesday; See How
The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate  |  November 13, 2019  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


DeSoto Parish Schools Surprised With $50,000 Award
Shreveport Times  |  November 12, 2019  |  Shreveport, LA (NIET)


DeSoto School Surprised With $50,000 Award of Excellence
KTBS-TV  |  ABC  |  November 12, 2019  |  Shreveport, LA (NIET)


Rabbi Lieberman Wins $15,000 Milken Jewish Educator Award
The Boiling Point  |  November 04, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Milken Teacher Awards
Jewish Journal  |  October 30, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Stuart-Hobson Teacher Claire Smullen Wins Prestigious Milken Award
Hill Rag  |  Capital Community News  |  October 29, 2019  |  Washington, D.C. (MEA)


WATCH --> DC Visual Arts Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Award
WJLA-TV  |  ABC  |  October 29, 2019  |  Washington, D.C. (MEA)


WATCH --> DC Visual Arts Teacher Receives Top Educator Award
WUSA-TV  |  CBS  |  October 29, 2019  |  Washington, D.C. (MEA)


WATCH --> CCSD Teacher, Ben Nguyen Receives the $25K Milken Educator Award
KLAS-TV  |  CBS  |  October 24, 2019  |  Las Vega, NV (MEA)


Las Vegas Teacher Receives $25,000 Prize During Surprise Assembly
KSNV-TV  |  NBC  |  October 24, 2019  |  Las Vegas, NV (MEA)


WATCH --> Music Teacher Nick Jacques Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KOLO-TV  |  ABC  |  October 24, 2019  |  Reno, NV (MEA)


WATCH -- > Local Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award
KTVN-TV  |  CBS  |  October 24, 2019  |  Reno, NV (MEA)


Shalhevet Rabbi Receives Jewish Educator Award
Park La Brea News | Beverly Press  |  October 10, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


GES Students Win $1K Prize, Award
Saipan Tribune  |  September 19, 2019  |  Garapan, Saipan (LMC)


Nassau Kid Wins Grand Prize For 'Unsung Heroes' Entry
Patch.com  |  September 16, 2019  |  Syosset, NY (LMC)


Jericho Teen Honored for Profile of Woman Who Helped Concentration Camp Victims
Newsday  |  September 16, 2019  |  Melville, NY (LMC)


Valley Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships
San Fernando Valley  |  August 01, 2019  |  San Fernando, CA (MSP)


Premio a la Excelencia: Estudiantes Latinos en LA Reciben Becas para la Universidad
La Opinion  |  July 21, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


2 Palos Verdes Students To Receive $10K Scholarships
Patch.com  |  July 19, 2019  |  Palos Verdes, CA (MSP)


2 Cerritos Students To Receive $10K Scholarships
Patch.com  |  July 19, 2019  |  Cerritos-Artesia, CA (MSP)


DeSoto Students Lead State in Student Achievement Categories; Caddo Makes Sizable Gains
KTBS-TV  |  ABC  |  July 11, 2019  |  Shreveport, LA (NIET)


Fort Scott Nonprofit to Honor 'Unsung Hero' of D-Day
The Joplin Globe  |  June 06, 2019  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Area Teacher Writes Book, Inspiring Young Children to Make a Difference in the World
KODE-TV | KSNF-TV  |  (ABC) | (NBC)  |  June 06, 2019  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Creator of Amphibious Landing Boats Praised in Fort. Scott
KOAM-TV  |  FOX | CW  |  June 06, 2019  |  Pittsburg, KS (LMC)


What If Higgins Had Given Up?: The Story of the WWII D-Day Boats (Children’s Unsung Heroes Book)
Veterans News Report  |  Veterans Today Network  |  June 04, 2019 (LMC)


Mary Huffman Named 2019 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
Moultrie News  |  June 04, 2019  |  Charleston, SC (LMC)


Ozone Park Senior is Named Milken Scholar
Queens Chronicle  |  May 23, 2019  |  Glendale, NY (MSP)


Reisterstown Eighth Grader Takes Home 2nd Place in National Art Competition
Baltimore Jewish Times  |  May 22, 2019  |  Owings Mills, MD (LMC)


Two Stuyvesant Students Awarded Prestigious Milken Scholarship
Patch.com NY  |  May 21, 2019  |  New York, NY (MSP)


Students Score Big in UCLA Law’s Start-Up Competition
UCLA  |  April 18, 2019 (LMI)


Back to School: Wildflower Elementary School
KSAZ-TV  |  FOX  |  April 16, 2019  |  Prescott, AZ (NIET)


Mill Creek Student's Painting Earns $6,000 Scholarship
Gwinnett Daily Post  |  April 15, 2019  |  Lawrenceville, GA (LMC)


Wildflower School in Goodyear Receives $50,000 NIET Award
KPNX-TV  |  NBC  |  April 11, 2019  |  Phoenix, AZ (NIET)


WATCH --> Pasadena Technology Teacher Receives $25K Milken Educator Award
KCBS-TV  |  CBS  |  February 21, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


WATCH --> Pasadena Teacher Surprised with $25K Milken Award
KABC-TV  |  ABC  |  February 21, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Pasadena Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000
Pasadena News Now  |  February 20, 2019  |  Pasadena, CA (MEA)


Pasadena Teacher Gets ‘Oscars of Teaching’ Award for her Use of 3D Printers, Coding in Elementary Curriculum
Pasadena Star-News  |  February 20, 2019  |  Pasadena, CA (MEA)


Surprise! Bayless Teacher Therese Shain Wins Milken Educator Award
South County Times  |  February 14, 2019  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


PHOTO GALLERY --> Bayless Elementary School Teacher Honored With $25,000 Award
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  |  February 13, 2019  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


WATCH --> Special Surprise for a South County Teacher
KMOV-TV  |  CBS  |  February 13, 2019  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


Bayless Teacher One of 33 Nationwide to Receive $25,000 Milken Award
Call Newspapers  |  February 13, 2019  |  St. Louis, MO (MEA)


Honoring Local Heroes of Jewish Education
Jewish Journal  |  February 13, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


This Frankfort Teacher Has Just Been Named One of the Top in the Nation
Lexington Herald Leader  |  February 11, 2019  |  Lexington, KY (MEA)


WATCH --> Frankfort Teacher Surprised With Milken Educator Award
WLEX-TV  |  NBC  |  February 11, 2019  |  Lexington, KY (MEA)


WATCH --> Frankfort Teacher Honored With $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WDRB-TV  |  FOX  |  February 11, 2019  |  Louisville, KY (MEA)


Peaks Mill Fifth-Grade Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educators Award
The State Journal  |  February 11, 2019  |  Frankfort, KY (MEA)


WATCH --> Ala Wai Elementary Teacher Sara King Named 2019 Milken Educator of the Year
KHON-TV  |  February 07, 2019  |  Honolulu, HI (MEA)


Collaborative Concert to Reinterpret, Give Voice to Female Figures in Torah
Daily Bruin  |  February 06, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (MA)


St. Francisville Fifth-Grade Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000
The Advocate  |  January 24, 2019  |  Lafayette, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> Plainville Art Teacher Honored with National Award
WFSB-TV  |  CBS  |  January 23, 2019  |  Rocky Hill, CT (MEA)


Jewish Educator Awards Lunch
Jewish Journal  |  January 16, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


'We Are the Voice for Our Profession': Milken Awardees on How Teachers Can Lead
Education Week Teacher  |  January 09, 2019  |  Bethesda, MD (MEA)