Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators


  • On Bloomberg EDU: Lowell Milken and Three Milken Educators Discuss Award’s Impact

    February 11, 2015

    Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken talked to journalist Jane Stoddard Williams about his commitment to education and the importance of supporting and recognizing outstanding teachers. 

  • Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started)

    November 3, 2014

    We interviewed six Milken Educators who are avid bloggers of various levels (and styles) to bring you their stories and insights on the benefits of blogging and some mistakes to avoid.

  • Growing with TAP

    June 24, 2014

    Profiles of five Milken Educators who are growing and growing with the TAP System, changing the way that teachers are percieved and the impact that they can have.

  • Twitter for Teachers

    March 21, 2014
    How Twitter Can Take Your Teaching to the Next Level — from seven Milken Educators who have done it
  • Aftermath of Devastation Fosters New Formula for Success

    October 24, 2013

    Joplin High School's journey of disaster to recovery after the May 2011 EF-5 tornado that destroyed the school and much of the town. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Angie Besendorfer (MO '96) shares their story and the lessons learned along the way that other educators can apply to their own schools.

  • Transforming a Community, One Brush Stroke at a Time

    September 17, 2013

    In his second year at Brown Elementary, art teacher Barth Quenzer (CO '12) envisioned a way to take back the school from graffitti and vandalism, and build a community in the process. Six years later, his success is as clear as the writing on the wall.

  • Top 7 Ways Educators Are Spending Their Summer Vacation

    July 30, 2013

    We asked 82 teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents in the Milken Educators Network how they're spending their summer vacations. Here are the Top 7 answers.

  • Rising to the Top to Help Those at the Bottom

    June 18, 2013

    "Education is either life or death," says Dexter Chaney (IL ’11).  "It's our responsibility to inspire young people, educate them, and transform them to be great contributors to our society."

    What started out as volunteering in his alma mater high school has taken Dexter Chaney to heights he hadn’t imagined possible.  Now that he knows that there are no limits, he has no intention of stopping.  Dexter Chaney is a man on a mission to save lives.

  • From Obstacles to Opportunities

    January 31, 2013

    When Dr. Carrie Buck first arrived as principal at C.T. Sewell Elementary School in 2006, she encountered a rundown, graffiti-covered facility in the old section of Henderson, Nevada.... "At the time," says Dr. Buck, "I had no idea how truly lucky I was to have such a great opportunity.”

  • Thank You Very Much, Mr. Roboto

    August 29, 2012
    2011 Hawaii Milken Educator Glenn Lee left a clear career path to engineer superstardom and created one of the most intense high school robotics programs in the country.
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