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Math Teacher Matt Harvey Named CA Milken Educator

CORE Butte Charter School  |  Chico, CA  |  Nov 18, 2015

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Lowell Milken addresses CORE Butte

Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, tells the assembly at CORE Butte why he created the Milken Educator Awards. "Research has absolutely proven that the single most important school-related factor in determining students’ achievement is the quality of the teachers in the classroom," he says. Music, sports, acting — those professions all give out awards for excellence, he says, "but the one profession that prepares all these other professions is seldom part of that celebration." One of the primary goals of the Milken Educator Awards is to inspire kids to consider careers in education: "With all of the challenges and opportunities in our nation, it’s absolutely critical that talented young people go into the teaching profession," Milken says.

In this series:  Matthew Harvey (CA '15)

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  • Superintendent Tom Torlakson greeting guests
  • CORE Butte High School Director Mary Cox
  • CORE Butte Executive Director Jonelle Pena
  • Superintendent Tom Torlakson addressing assembly
  • CORE Butte students recording moment
  • Tom Torlakson speaks to CORE Butte
  • Lowell Milken addresses CORE Butte
  • CORE Butte students
  • CORE Butte students 25K
  • Matt Harvey reaction
  • Lowell Milken congratulates Matt Harvey
  • Matt Harvey basks in spotlight
  • Lowell Milken with veteran Milken Educator
  • Matt Harvey check
  • Matt Harvey talks with reporters
  • Matt Harvey congratulated by colleagues
  • Walking to CORE Butte classroom
  • Matt Harvey calls wife

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