Creating opportunities for people and communities to achieve excellence has been Lowell Milken's lifelong pursuit. At the crux of that pursuit and passion has been education reform. Through his business ventures and philanthropic efforts, Lowell has provided thousands of students with high-quality teachers, thousands of talented teachers with powerful opportunities for recognition, career advancement and professional growth, and hundreds of organizations with the ideas and resources they need to make a difference in the world.
Named by Worth Magazine as one of American's most generous philanthropists, Lowell has developed several groundbreaking and national initiatives to reform American K-12 education, including the country's most preeminent teacher-recognition program, the Milken Educator Awards, and the country's longest standing, multi-state and most successful effort to create teacher evaluation and performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems, TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. Lowell is also an education and community-building entrepreneur, founding and leading several international corporations, including the largest early childhood education company in the world, Knowledge Universe.
Lowell Milken moderates education reform panel, "Big City Education: We know what works, so why don't we do it." at the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Click on the image above to learn more.
As I travel around the country presenting Milken Educator Awards to outstanding K-12 educators and working with the comprehensive school reform TAP: The System for Student and Teacher Advancement, people of all ages and walks of life ask me about the state of American K-12 education. Here is a brief video to crystallize the challenges we face in our country to improve student performance and teacher effectiveness.
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