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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Oct 23, 2018
By raising the bar for students, kindergarten teacher Hailey Couch earns a $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Oct 12, 2018
Kansas 5th Grade Teacher First in Nation to Receive 2018-19 Milken Educator Award, $25,000 Cash Prize


Oct 11, 2018
Four Los Angeles Educators Honored with $15,000 Jewish Educator Awards


Oct 11, 2018
Perry Township Schools, Indiana, earns NIET's first-ever National Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness


Oct 03, 2018
The "Oscars of Teaching" return: Milken Educator Awards honor teaching excellence one great educator at a time


Sep 20, 2018
Students win $13,500 in prizes for discovering unsung heroes who changed the world


Jul 12, 2018
Fifteen Exceptional Milken Scholars Selected from Los Angeles County High Schools


Jun 24, 2018
2018 Lowell Milken Center Names Six New Fellows


Jun 10, 2018
2018 Lowell Milken Center Fellows Announced


Jun 05, 2018
Four Talented Washington, D.C. High Schoolers Enter 2018 Milken Scholars Program


Jun 01, 2018
Milken Scholars Select Six Extraordinary New York High School Seniors for 2018 Class


May 01, 2018
Winners Announced for Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition for Ventures


Apr 23, 2018
From Rescue Dog to War Hero


Apr 03, 2018
Education Venture Finalists and over $100,000 in Prize Funding Announced for 2018 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition


Mar 28, 2018
New Report: Give Teacher Leaders Formal Roles to Improve Instruction


Mar 28, 2018
NIET Launches The Teach Factor to Advance Teacher Leader Roles and Address Key Issues in Education


Mar 23, 2018
West Goshen Elementary School in Goshen, Indiana, Receives 2018 TAP Founder's Award and $50,000


Jan 25, 2018
Rockets, Robots and 'Rithmetic earn Dawn McLain a $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Jan 24, 2018
Algebra teacher Allison Felton solves student engagement equation, earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Jan 18, 2018
Strong student reactions earn chemistry teacher Jonathan Cadena a $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Jan 11, 2018
Interactive learning lifts students, earns teacher Jon Pickinpaugh $25,000 Milken Educator Award