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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Dec 19, 2018
Data-Driven Principal Wendy Shirey Propels Students and Staff, Earns a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Dec 19, 2018
Freedom to Fail Propels 2nd-Graders to Win, Earning Sarah Szymanski a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Oct 26, 2018
D.C. Principal Rachel Tommelleo Surprised With $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Oct 25, 2018
Raise your voices for Memphis Teacher Erica Stephens, winner of $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Oct 25, 2018
High expectations, high reward, for Metro Nashville Milken Educator Shelly Gaughan

Oct 24, 2018
Robot Parades & Skype History earn Heather Hurt a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

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