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Celebrating 30 Years

Grab a Kleenex and watch the highlights from three decades surprising outstanding educators. Where will we show up in 2016-17?

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About the Milken Educator Awards

We've been surprising outstanding educators with $25,000 cash prizes for 30 years. Our online newsroom has all the facts.

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2016 Milken Educator Awards Forum

The 2015-16  Milken Educators gathered in New Orleans for learning and inspiration.

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Unsung Heroes

Kansas Milken Educator Bill Smithyman (KS '15) explores the new Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in historic Fort Scott. 

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What are the Milken Educator Awards?

Film has the Oscar™, music has the Grammy™, science has the Nobel Prize and sports has its Olympic Gold, but what about the unsung heroes on the frontlines shaping our future?  Where is the recognition for our nation’s educators?  Enter Lowell Milken and the Milken Educator Awards.

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