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A Visionary Leader

Steadfast dedication and commitment to America's teachers and students earns Lowell Milken the 2017 James Bryant Conant Award from Education Commission of the States.


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Reactions to Charlottesville

In the wake of violent protests in Virginia, Milken Educators prepare for important conversations with students.

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From business plans to all-night hackathons, high school students take entrepreneurship for a test drive in Los Angeles.

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Students are obsessed with "fidget spinners." Rather than ban them, Eric Crouch (GA '16) turned them into a math project.

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About the Milken Educator Awards

For 30 years, we've been surprising outstanding educators across the U.S. with $25,000 cash prizes. Check out the facts in our online newsroom.

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Coming Soon

We're gearing up for the 2017-18 Milken Educator Awards. Where will we land to laud this year's outstanding educators? Stay tuned.... 

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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.

In The News MORE >>

Sep 13, 2017
Creating a Safe Space for Students After Disaster Strikes
Education Week Teacher — Bethesda, MD

Aug 31, 2017

Aug 10, 2017
A Conversation with Lowell Milken
The Line — Malvern, PA