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  • August 30th, 2017

    Airdate: August 30, 2017

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the coun... (Show More)

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the country.

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  • August 23rd, 2017

    Airdate: August 23, 2017

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that... (Show More)

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that they faced overwhelming challenges and adversity growing up. Monica Murphy has the story.

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  • August 16th, 2017

    Airdate: August 16, 2017

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

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      • Grace College offers a banded tuition price

        This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming. 

  • August 9th, 2017

    Airdate: August 9, 2017

    08/09/2017

    08/09/2017

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  • July 26th, 2017

    Airdate: July 26, 2017

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Mur... (Show More)

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Murphy, visits Lake Michigan College.

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  • July 19th, 2017

    Airdate: July 19, 2017

    Camp Friedenswald provides weeklong, overnight camping experiences for campers in grades 1-12. Their programs have an educational focus and help stretch campers awareness and potential.

    Camp Friedenswald provides weeklong, overnight camping experiences for campers in grades 1-12. Their programs have an educational focus and help stretch campers awareness and potential.

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  • July 12th, 2017

    Airdate: July 12, 2017

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out the Arc of LaGrange County, which provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency.

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out the Arc of LaGrange County, which provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency.

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      • Individuals learn self-sufficiency

        The Arc of LaGrange County provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to enco... (Show More)

        The Arc of LaGrange County provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency. 

  • June 28th, 2017

    Airdate: June 28, 2017

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out The Conn-Selmer Institute. It's a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders.

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out The Conn-Selmer Institute. It's a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders.

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      • National convention for music educators in South Bend

        The Conn-Selmer Institute is a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders. The conference equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies that address current trends in music education.

  • June 21st, 2017

    Airdate: June 21, 2017

    This week we visit Ivy Tech Community College’s Health Camp in Warsaw, and IU School of Medicine in South Bend. We also learn more about the partnership between PNC’s “Grow up Great” program a... (Show More)

    This week we visit Ivy Tech Community College’s Health Camp in Warsaw, and IU School of Medicine in South Bend. We also learn more about the partnership between PNC’s “Grow up Great” program and the Center for the Homeless’ Early Childhood Intervention Center, and revisit the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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  • June 14th, 2017

    Airdate: June 14, 2017

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hea... (Show More)

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hear more about the USDA Summer Food Service program at Plymouth High School

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      • Southwestern Michigan College

        Traditionally speaking, many college students go home for the summer to rejuvenate, be around friends and family, and come back in the fall for a fresh start, but that’s not the case so much anymore. The enrollment for summer classes is on the rise. So what’s the real reason behind this? Are students trying to save money? Are they trying to enter the workforce faster? We sit down with educators and students at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, to hear their perspective. Monica Murphy reports. For more information on Southwestern Michigan College,  visit https://www.swmich.edu

      • Vogue Beauty School's Elkhart Campus Offers Cosmetology and Nail Technician Classes

        Vogue Beauty School has a Mishawaka and Elkhart campus. In the Elkhart campus, the school offers ... (Show More)

        Vogue Beauty School has a Mishawaka and Elkhart campus. In the Elkhart campus, the school offers cosmetology and nail technician classes.

      • Plymouth Schools are Sites for USDA Summer Food Program

        Plymouth High School and Menominee Elementary School are sites for the USDA Summer Food Program.<... (Show More)

        Plymouth High School and Menominee Elementary School are sites for the USDA Summer Food Program.

  • June 7th, 2017

    Airdate: June 7, 2017

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

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  • May 31st, 2017

    Airdate: May 31, 2017

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We also explore Krueger Outdoor Environmental Science Center at Michigan City, Indiana, and revisit the Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College.

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  • May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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      • Therapy dog changing Niles High School for the better

        Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on ... (Show More)

        Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on students and faculty.

      • ISTEP Test to be Replaced with ILEARN

        Educational experts and students speak about the challenges from the ISTEP test and what changes ... (Show More)

        Educational experts and students speak about the challenges from the ISTEP test and what changes they would like to see in the new ILEARN test.

      • Riverside Intermediate Academy Students Take Part in "Books for Nicaragua" Project

        Students at Riverside Intermediate Academy participate in service projects as part of the Y.E.S. ... (Show More)

        Students at Riverside Intermediate Academy participate in service projects as part of the Y.E.S. program. Teacher Chelsea Coons' class took part in the "Books for Nicaragua" project.

      • Pre-K immersion program raises the bar

        La Casa de Amistad, in South Bend, empowers the Latino/Hispanic community by providing a variety ... (Show More)

        La Casa de Amistad, in South Bend, empowers the Latino/Hispanic community by providing a variety of programming. Monica Murphy checks out one program making a difference in the lives of children.

  • May 17th, 2017

    Airdate: May 17, 2017

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art ... (Show More)

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art Contest and check out The Globe, a student run radio station in Goshen.

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  • May 10th, 2017

    Airdate: May 10, 2017

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indi... (Show More)

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, to learn about students’ experience in a world robotics championship and re-visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s wind turbine.

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      • Caston Elementary School attends the VEXIQ World Robotics Championship

        The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had h... (Show More)

        The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had huge success.

      • Teaching children how to be empathetic

        Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. ... (Show More)

        Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” discusses the importance of cultivating empathy in children.

      • Harlem Wizards Take on Team South Bend in School Fundraiser

        The Harlem Wizards are a show basketball team that perform for school and charity fundraisers. The W... (Show More)

        The Harlem Wizards are a show basketball team that perform for school and charity fundraisers. The Wizards took on Team South Bend teachers to raise funds for LaSalle Intermediate Academy's auditorium.

  • May 3rd, 2017

    Airdate: May 3, 2017

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elemen... (Show More)

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elementary race in Mishawaka.

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    • Projection mapping class blows audience away

      Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.

      Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.

      • Brittany Nyikos

        Brittany explains more about the projection mapping course that students put on.

        Brittany explains more about the projection mapping course that students put on.

      • Joe Sage

        Joe Sage shares his experience in the projection mapping class and explains how this all works.

        Joe Sage shares his experience in the projection mapping class and explains how this all works.

      • Jeremy Tittle

        Jeremy Tittle shares how the projection mapping course has helped him personally.

        Jeremy Tittle shares how the projection mapping course has helped him personally.

      • Eric Souther

        Eric Souther teaches in the projection mapping course. He explains the importance of a course like t... (Show More)

        Eric Souther teaches in the projection mapping course. He explains the importance of a course like this and some of the history behind projection mapping.

    • Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      • Mari Lynn Wise

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

      • Kylie Creech

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

      • Hudson Kaser

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family lega... (Show More)

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family legacy.

    • Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 mi... (Show More)

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 million dollars.

      • Peter Balonon- Rosen

        Peter is an education reporter with Indiana Public Broadcasting. He attended the meeting about India... (Show More)

        Peter is an education reporter with Indiana Public Broadcasting. He attended the meeting about Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan and shares what happened with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Emily Rupchock

        Emily Rupchock shares her thoughts on Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan.

        Emily Rupchock shares her thoughts on Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan.

  • April 26th, 2017

    Airdate: April 26, 2017

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Port... (Show More)

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff where teachers received Chromebooks. The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County offers stimulating courses for senior citizens. Monica Murphy, speaks with participants about the benefits of lifelong learning. Monica also visits Northside Child Development Center to learn about trainings for school readiness.

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      • Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

        Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend... (Show More)

        Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

      • La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff

        La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In th... (Show More)

        La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In the fall, each student will receive Chromebooks that they can use in class and at home.

      • Understanding School Readiness

        Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Be... (Show More)

        Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Providers say it's helped them grow professionally.

      • Stimulating Courses For Senior Citizens

        The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classe... (Show More)

        The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fall and spring.

    • La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff

      La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In the fall, each student will receive Chromebooks that they can use in class and at home.

      La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In the fall, each student will receive Chromebooks that they can use in class and at home.

      • Amanda Muller

        Amanda Muller is an Instructional Data Coach it La Porte, Indiana.

        Amanda Muller is an Instructional Data Coach it La Porte, Indiana.

      • Marcin Kryczka

        Marcin Kryczka is a student at La Porte High School. He seeks to become a Chromebook Support Intern.

        Marcin Kryczka is a student at La Porte High School. He seeks to become a Chromebook Support Intern.

      • Danielle Martz

        Danielle Martz is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Danielle Martz is a freshman at La Porte High School.

      • Erin Parker

        Erin Parker is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Erin Parker is a freshman at La Porte High School.

      • Gloria Ballard

        Gloria Ballard is the technology director for La Porte Community School Corporation.

        Gloria Ballard is the technology director for La Porte Community School Corporation.

      • Ben Tonagel

        Ben Tonagel is the principal of La Porte High School.

        Ben Tonagel is the principal of La Porte High School.

      • Jane Larson, Ph.D.

        Jane Larson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education at the La Porte Community... (Show More)

        Jane Larson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education at the La Porte Community School Corporation.

      • Averee Tuholski

        Averee is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Averee is a freshman at La Porte High School.

    • Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

      • Amaanilee and Lynette

        Amaanilee and Lynette are freshmen at Washington High School and are on the Project Lead the Way - B... (Show More)

        Amaanilee and Lynette are freshmen at Washington High School and are on the Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science pathway.

      • Arielle McWilliams

        Arielle McWilliams is a freshman at Washington High School and is on the Project Lead the Way - Biom... (Show More)

        Arielle McWilliams is a freshman at Washington High School and is on the Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science pathway.

      • Byron Sanders

        Byron Sanders is the principal of Washington High School.

        Byron Sanders is the principal of Washington High School.

      • Nathan Glaser

        Nathan Glaser is a Washington High student studying the Early College Pathway.

        Nathan Glaser is a Washington High student studying the Early College Pathway.

      • Alejandra Escobedo

        Alejandra Escobedo is a senior at Washington High School who is on the Early College pathway.

        Alejandra Escobedo is a senior at Washington High School who is on the Early College pathway.

      • Susan Rathwick

        Susan Rathwick is the head of the science department at Washington High School and the PLTW Lead.

        Susan Rathwick is the head of the science department at Washington High School and the PLTW Lead.

      • Tina Horvath

        Tina Horvath is a health sciences medical magnet teacher.

        Tina Horvath is a health sciences medical magnet teacher.

    • Stimulating Courses For Senior Citizens

      The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fal... (Show More)

      The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fall and spring.

      • Wilbur Birky

        Wilbur Birky is the director of the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares how it was founded and th... (Show More)

        Wilbur Birky is the director of the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares how it was founded and the benefits of lifelong learning.

      • Len Geiser

        Len Geiser serves on the board for the Lifelong Learning Institute. He says that lifelong learning h... (Show More)

        Len Geiser serves on the board for the Lifelong Learning Institute. He says that lifelong learning has many benefits.

      • Adah Lynn

        Adah Lynn is a lifelong learner. She shares her experience and involvement with the Lifelong Learnin... (Show More)

        Adah Lynn is a lifelong learner. She shares her experience and involvement with the Lifelong Learning Institute

      • David Janzen

        David Janzen participates in classes offered through the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares what... (Show More)

        David Janzen participates in classes offered through the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares what participants are currently learning.

    • Understanding School Readiness

      Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Provider... (Show More)

      Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Providers say it's helped them grow professionally.

      • Donna Dodge

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

      • Tracey Brewer

        Tracey Brewer shares how the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center have helped her... (Show More)

        Tracey Brewer shares how the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center have helped her grow professionally.

      • Zech Hoyt, Ed.D.

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also... (Show More)

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also discusses the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center.

  • April 19th, 2017

    Airdate: April 19, 2017

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Brid... (Show More)

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise, and much more.

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    • First Steps

      First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

      First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

      • Jen Yoder

        Jen Yoder says that the First Steps program was a game changer for her children. She shares her test... (Show More)

        Jen Yoder says that the First Steps program was a game changer for her children. She shares her testimony and encourages other parents to reach out.

      • Betsy Burks

        Betsy Burks discusses the First Steps program and some success stories she's witnessed in the childr... (Show More)

        Betsy Burks discusses the First Steps program and some success stories she's witnessed in the children.

      • Justin Chaple

        Justin Chaple first learned about First Steps when his son needed early intervention services. Years... (Show More)

        Justin Chaple first learned about First Steps when his son needed early intervention services. Years later, Justin decided to become a therapist in order to give back.

    • Edwardsburg Primary School

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      • Sarina Mora

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Stacey LaBre

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and g... (Show More)

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and girls learn differently. Stacey says Leah is more confident now.

      • Dawn Mummaw

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited fr... (Show More)

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited from the multi-aged classes.

      • Betsy Moyer

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Julie Rosenkranz

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School hel... (Show More)

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School help students succeed in great ways.

      • Myra Munroe, Ed.D.

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-spec... (Show More)

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes.

      • Jessica Kovach

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benef... (Show More)

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benefited from the different classes offered.

      • Arden Sponsky

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Sherri Holmes

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Carrie McGuire

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-... (Show More)

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-a-kind classes allow students to own their learning.

      • Annika Chamberlin

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • First Steps

        First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

        First Steps is an early intervention program, serving children ages 0-3 with developmental delays.

      • Edwardsburg Primary School

        Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and... (Show More)

        Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      • Middlebury Public Library Discusses Downton Abbey and WWI

        Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This seaso... (Show More)

        Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, which revolves around WWI.

    • Middlebury Public Library Discusses Downton Abbey and WWI

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, wh... (Show More)

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, which revolves around WWI.

      • Terry Rheinhemer

        Terry Rheinhemer is the director of the Middlebury Public Library.

        Terry Rheinhemer is the director of the Middlebury Public Library.

      • Kyle Schlabach

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series... (Show More)

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series on World War I.

      • Brad Miller

        Brad Miller is a first-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series at the Middlebury Public Li... (Show More)

        Brad Miller is a first-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series at the Middlebury Public Library.

      • Dian Wilkey

        Dian Wilkey is a long-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series. "

        Dian Wilkey is a long-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series. "

  • April 12th, 2017

    Airdate: April 12, 2017

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Go... (Show More)

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Goshen, and speak with the Indian Association at the University of Notre Dame.

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    • Indian Association of Notre Dame Celebrates Cultural Kite Festival

      The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The Kite Festival was supported and funded by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

      The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The Kite Festival was supported and funded by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

      • Mark Ross

        Mark Ross is a scientist at the Notre Dame Turbo Laboratory.

        Mark Ross is a scientist at the Notre Dame Turbo Laboratory.

      • Rick Cressall

        Rick Cressall is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame.

        Rick Cressall is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame.

      • Kriti Gupta

        Kriti Gupta is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

        Kriti Gupta is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

      • Etika Agarwal

        Etika Agarwal is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

        Etika Agarwal is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

      • Amanda Miranda-Flores

        Amanda Miranda-Flores is a MBA student at University of Notre Dame.

        Amanda Miranda-Flores is a MBA student at University of Notre Dame.

    • Air Zoo

      The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

      The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

      • Brook Byrd

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Brook Byrd says that the museum is always adding new things to make learning exciting.

      • Aedan Hunt

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Aedan Hunt shares his experience and involvement in the camps.

      • Troy Thrash

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Troy Thrash shares why the Air Zoo was founded and some of the educational programs they offer students.

      • Kathy Larsen

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Kathy Larsen says that they offer hands on, engaging, and STEM focused programs for students.

    • Ancilla College Debuts New Autism Program

      Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

      Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

      • Ken Zirkle, Ph.D.

        Dr. Ken Zirkle is the president of Ancilla College.

        Dr. Ken Zirkle is the president of Ancilla College.

      • Kristen Robson

        Kristen Robson is the new director of the Autism Program at Ancilla College.

        Kristen Robson is the new director of the Autism Program at Ancilla College.

      • Air Zoo

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        The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

      • John Place

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        This week we sit down with John Place, president of Ancon Construction, to learn about his company’s involvement with the Elkhart Area Career Center. We also learn about their initiative to increase students’ wages after earning the Governor’s Work Ethic Certification.

      • Ancilla College Debuts New Autism Program

        Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

        Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

      • Indian Association of Notre Dame Celebrates Cultural Kite Festival

        The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The ... (Show More)

        The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The Kite Festival was supported and funded by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

  • April 5th, 2017

    Airdate: April 5, 2017

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. W... (Show More)

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. We also visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation in Akron, Indiana, and the Elkhart Area Career Center.

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        Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintenden... (Show More)

        Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to switch to alternative energy.

      • Elkhart Area Career Center

        The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph... (Show More)

        The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      • Jan Cervelli

        Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the... (Show More)

        Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

      • Fun Facts: Wind Energy

        Get ready to be blown away with these facts on wind energy.

        Get ready to be blown away with these facts on wind energy.

    • Elkhart Area Career Center

      The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      • John Kraus

        John Kraus is passionate about welding. He shares more about the welding program offered through the... (Show More)

        John Kraus is passionate about welding. He shares more about the welding program offered through the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Blake Landon

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        Blake Landon talks to us about his experience in the welding program. He recently received a $5,000 scholarship in a national competition.

      • Kira Goudy

        Kira Goudy helps prepare a meal for an advisory board. She spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about... (Show More)

        Kira Goudy helps prepare a meal for an advisory board. She spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about her experience in the culinary program.

      • Peter Pica

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        Peter Pica is passionate about the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center. He teaches first-year students.

      • Nyle McClellan

        Nyle talks to us about his experience in the welding program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

        Nyle talks to us about his experience in the welding program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Margarita McClain

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        Margarita McClain talks about her experience as a chef instructor at the Elkhart Area Career Center and shares what students learn in her class.

      • Aleece Wininger

        Aleece Wininger is preparing food as part of the first-year culinary program.

        Aleece Wininger is preparing food as part of the first-year culinary program.

      • Jillian Hoover

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        Jillian Hoover discusses her experience in the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center and what sparked her interest in food.

      • Matt Webiansky

        Matt Webiansky talks about why the Elkhart Area Career Center was founded and programs offered.

        Matt Webiansky talks about why the Elkhart Area Career Center was founded and programs offered.

      • Jessica Gutierrez

        Jessica Gutierrez is preparing food as part of the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Cente... (Show More)

        Jessica Gutierrez is preparing food as part of the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Alondra Rodriguez

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        Alondra Rodriguez is in the culinary program. She talks about the difference between the first year and second year program and what she's learning!

    • Jan Cervelli

      Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

      Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

      • Janice Cervelli

        Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the... (Show More)

        Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

    • Tippecanoe Valley Schools Run on Wind Energy

      Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to swit... (Show More)

      Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to switch to alternative energy.

      • Todd Glenn

        Todd Glenn is the maintenance director for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

        Todd Glenn is the maintenance director for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

      • Brett Boggs

        Brett Boggs is the superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

        Brett Boggs is the superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

  • March 29th, 2017

    Airdate: March 29, 2017

    This week on Education Counts_Michiana, we visit the Project SEARCH program in St. Joseph, Michigan, learn about the magnet program at John Adams High School in South Bend, and more.

    This week on Education Counts_Michiana, we visit the Project SEARCH program in St. Joseph, Michigan, learn about the magnet program at John Adams High School in South Bend, and more.

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      Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

      Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

      • Tracey Jacobs

        Tracey Jacobs is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Tracey Jacobs is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

      • Georgie Banner III

        Georgie Banner III is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Georgie Banner III is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

      • Ruby Brower

        Ruby Brower is the director and founder of Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Ruby Brower is the director and founder of Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

      • Dr. David Moss

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        Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiatives.

      • Project SEARCH

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        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

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        Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

      • John Adams High School Offers World-Class Education

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        John Adams High School emphasizes a global perspective through the International Baccalaureate program. Here's how successful the IB program has been.

    • Project SEARCH

      The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

      The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

      • Craig Blasko

        Supervisor of Ancillary Services & Programs, Craig Blasko, shares his thoughts on Project SEARCH.

        Supervisor of Ancillary Services & Programs, Craig Blasko, shares his thoughts on Project SEARCH.

      • David Harshbarger

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with dis... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. David shares his experience.

      • Ken Schroeder

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with dis... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. Intern, Ken Schroeder, shares his experience.

      • David Harshbarger

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        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. David shares his experience.

      • Julie Elliott

        Julie Elliott shares her involvement with Project SEARCH.

        Julie Elliott shares her involvement with Project SEARCH.

      • Ken Fetke

        Instructor, Ken Fetke, talks about his passion for Project SEARCH.

        Instructor, Ken Fetke, talks about his passion for Project SEARCH.

      • Erin Wright

        Erin Wright shares why Project SEARCH was founded and some of the initiatives behind this program.

        Erin Wright shares why Project SEARCH was founded and some of the initiatives behind this program.

      • Janis Wold

        Janis Wold is passionate about working with students. She shares her experience with Project SEARCH.

        Janis Wold is passionate about working with students. She shares her experience with Project SEARCH.

      • Craig Kuhn

        Craig Kuhn shares more about the community partnerships and goals of Project SEARCH.

        Craig Kuhn shares more about the community partnerships and goals of Project SEARCH.

    • Dr. David Moss

      Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiati... (Show More)

      Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiatives.

      • David Moss, Ph.D.

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        Dr. Moss’s initiatives include implementing programs offered to students and parents, finding ways to stimulate more communication, and offering professional development for teachers. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sits down with him to discuss more.

  • March 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: March 22, 2017

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elem... (Show More)

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka and visit the youth art exhibit at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart.

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      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

      • Jodi Cramer

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate stude... (Show More)

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park

      • Alayah Turner

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

      • Alexah Ward

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

    • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      • Randy Roberts

        Randy Roberts is the assistant curator for the Midwest Museum of American Art.

        Randy Roberts is the assistant curator for the Midwest Museum of American Art.

      • Kelly Harrington

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

      • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

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        At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      • Youth Task Force

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        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • Karen and Susan

        They were attendees at the noon time talk featuring Kelly Harrington.

        They were attendees at the noon time talk featuring Kelly Harrington.

      • The South Bend Task Force

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        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • Walt Disney Elementary School

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        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

      • Head Start Organizes Sign-Up Fair for St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties

        The Head Start chapter serving St. Joseph and Elkhart county residents host a sign-up fair for paren... (Show More)

        The Head Start chapter serving St. Joseph and Elkhart county residents host a sign-up fair for parents interested in early childhood education.

      • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

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        At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

    • Head Start Organizes Sign-Up Fair for St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties

      The Head Start chapter serving St. Joseph and Elkhart county residents host a sign-up fair for parents interested in early childhood education.

      The Head Start chapter serving St. Joseph and Elkhart county residents host a sign-up fair for parents interested in early childhood education.

      • Head Start Organizes Sign-Up Fair for St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties

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        The Head Start chapter serving St. Joseph and Elkhart county residents host a sign-up fair for parents interested in early childhood education.

      • Shanaye Stewart

        Shanaye Stewart is a mother of three children. One of her sons was with Headstart, and she is signin... (Show More)

        Shanaye Stewart is a mother of three children. One of her sons was with Headstart, and she is signing up her baby daughter for Head Start.

      • Jennie Joyce

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        Jennie Joyce is the director of Bright Beginnings and Kaleidoscope, SBCSC's before-school and after-school care programs, respectively.

      • Tavon and Contresse Harris

        Tavon and Contresse Harris are parents who attended the sign-up fair with their children.

        Tavon and Contresse Harris are parents who attended the sign-up fair with their children.

      • Emily Rupchock

        Emily Rupchock is with Ready to Grow, St. Joe.

        Emily Rupchock is with Ready to Grow, St. Joe.

    • The South Bend Task Force

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      The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • The South Bend Task Force

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        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • The South Bend Task Force 2

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        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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        Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the South Bend Youth Task Force and shares why it's important to have young people engage in conversation and city government.

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        Cherri Peate, who serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the office of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, says that we cannot serve youth properly if their voices are not present in the conversation.

  • March 15th, 2017

    Airdate: March 15, 2017

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with... (Show More)

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with students at Bethany Christian Schools about their upcoming speech competition.

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      • Matt Coleman

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        Matt Coleman shares some of his responsibilities at Hannah & Friends. His passion and love for others will warm your heart!

      • Tiffani Amberg

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        Individuals at Hannah & Friends in South Bend, Indiana, learn life skills to help them succeed and gain independence. Tiffani, spokesperson for Hannah & Friends, shares more.

      • Kayle Sexton

        Kayle Sexton explains the mission and programs offered at Hannah & Friends.

        Kayle Sexton explains the mission and programs offered at Hannah & Friends.

      • Scott Siedelberg

        Scott's smile and warmth brightens a room. He plays a huge role at Hannah & Friends and is "in charg... (Show More)

        Scott's smile and warmth brightens a room. He plays a huge role at Hannah & Friends and is "in charge" of keeping the barn clean. He takes great pride in his work ethic..

    • Good Shepherd Montessori School

      This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Heather Bokon

        Heather Bokon is a receptionist at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Heather Bokon is a receptionist at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Louisa Nagy

        Louisa Nagy is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Louisa Nagy is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Dan Driscoll

        Dan Driscoll is Head of School at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Dan Driscoll is Head of School at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Eileen Mariani

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Reid Metoyer

        Reid Metoyer is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Reid Metoyer is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

    • Speech Competition

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      Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School.

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        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Hannah Yeakey finished 15th in both international extemporaneous speaking and original oratory.

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        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Alistair shares his excitement and discusses how real-world communication is more effective than communicating via technology.

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        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Philip shares his experience.

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        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School. Students at Bethany Christian Schools are an exception. Speech coach, Michael Yeakey, teaches students how to become effective communicators and critical thinkers.

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        This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      • Speech Competition

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        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School.

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        Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educational programs for individuals once they turn 22. They believe that everybody deserves the right to dignity and happiness. Tiffani Amberg is the spokesperson for Hannah & Friends and she shares more.

  • March 8th, 2017

    Airdate: March 8, 2017

    This week we visit Marquette Primary Montessori Academy and speak to staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend. We also talk to a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend and hear ... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marquette Primary Montessori Academy and speak to staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend. We also talk to a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend and hear from our reporters, Monica Murphy and Karishma Desai, about their passion for education and the show.

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      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

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        Deb Cyrier is the principal of Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Deb Cyrier is the principal of Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

      • Lisa Vukmirovich

        Lisa Vukmirovich is an early childhood education teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Lisa Vukmirovich is an early childhood education teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

      • Carrie Meeks

        Carrie Meeks is the Montessori facilitator for Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Carrie Meeks is the Montessori facilitator for Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

      • Kurren Strunk

        Kurren Strunk is a lower elementary teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Kurren Strunk is a lower elementary teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

    • IU-South Bend Veteran Medic Speaks on Nursing

      Veteran medic Kip Borkholder hosts a lecture on his experiences in the battlefield and why he is now studying nursing.

      Veteran medic Kip Borkholder hosts a lecture on his experiences in the battlefield and why he is now studying nursing.

      • Kip Borkholder

        Kip Borkholder is a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend.

        Kip Borkholder is a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend.

      • Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

        Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

        Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

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        Veteran medic Kip Borkholder hosts a lecture on his experiences in the battlefield and why he is now studying nursing.

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        Staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend speak to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the multi-faceted issues surrounding poverty. Some also share their personal testimonies and the kind of mindset it takes to push forward.

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      Staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend speak to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the multi-faceted issues surrounding poverty. Some also share their personal testimonies and the kind of mindset it takes to push forward.

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        Diana Gore is a lifelong learner! She shares her educational journey and the kind of approach we need to take when helping youth in poverty.

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        Dorrine Henderson moved to South Bend in 2007. After spending her life caring for others, she decided to go back to school, and registered for classes at Ivy Tech Community College. While there, she heard about the Getting Ahead class offered at Bridges Out of Poverty. The Getting Ahead curriculum puts tools in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives.

      • LeRoy King

        LeRoy King says that poverty impacts all of us. In order to understand poverty, and its impact on ed... (Show More)

        LeRoy King says that poverty impacts all of us. In order to understand poverty, and its impact on education, we need to view the world from many different perspectives.

  • March 1st, 2017

    Airdate: March 1, 2017

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who ... (Show More)

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who is making a difference in our community.

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    • Highlighting Teacher

      Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      • Marguerite Jay

        Marguerite speaks about the impact that Mrs. McKew has had on her success.

        Marguerite speaks about the impact that Mrs. McKew has had on her success.

      • Jeanette McKew

        Many students say that teacher, Jeanette McKew, radiates human kindness and is a positive role model... (Show More)

        Many students say that teacher, Jeanette McKew, radiates human kindness and is a positive role model. We highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students.

      • Grace Horan

        Grace Horan shares how Mrs. McKew has impacted her life.

        Grace Horan shares how Mrs. McKew has impacted her life.

      • Jack Thomas

        Jack Thomas says that Mrs. McKew is "profound." He also says that her kindness and selflessness impa... (Show More)

        Jack Thomas says that Mrs. McKew is "profound." He also says that her kindness and selflessness impacts students.

      • Lexi Goy

        Lexi Goy says that Mrs. McKew always has a smile on her face and will leave a profound legacy.

        Lexi Goy says that Mrs. McKew always has a smile on her face and will leave a profound legacy.

      • Braden Kaniewski

        Braden is a freshman at Saint Joe and shares how Mrs. McKew has made this transition comforting.

        Braden is a freshman at Saint Joe and shares how Mrs. McKew has made this transition comforting.

    • Student Veterans

      Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank you for your service!

      Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank you for your service!

      • Jennifer Kapiszka

        Jennifer Kapiszka shares about her experience in the military and why she decided to pursue college.

        Jennifer Kapiszka shares about her experience in the military and why she decided to pursue college.

      • Zachary Quiett

        Zachary Quiett advocated for veteran services on campus. His leadership has impacted many student ve... (Show More)

        Zachary Quiett advocated for veteran services on campus. His leadership has impacted many student veterans.

      • Steven Vergonet

        Steven Vergonet speaks candidly about his experience serving and why he decided to pursue college.

        Steven Vergonet speaks candidly about his experience serving and why he decided to pursue college.

    • Niles-Buchanan YMCA

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      • Kelley Stein

        Preschool teacher, Kelley Stein, talks to us about the preschool program offered at the YMCA. There ... (Show More)

        Preschool teacher, Kelley Stein, talks to us about the preschool program offered at the YMCA. There are many aspects to this program.

      • Joseph Geister

        Joseph Geister is not camera shy! He sits down with reporter, Monica Murphy, to share what he loves ... (Show More)

        Joseph Geister is not camera shy! He sits down with reporter, Monica Murphy, to share what he loves about preschool.

      • Jean Storm

        Jean Storm is a retired teacher. She's devoted to helping kids thrive. Jean walks us through the hea... (Show More)

        Jean Storm is a retired teacher. She's devoted to helping kids thrive. Jean walks us through the health curriculum.

      • Olivia Alamargot & Lydia Yates

        Olivia and Lydia were not shy for the camera. They shared many great things with reporter, Monica Mu... (Show More)

        Olivia and Lydia were not shy for the camera. They shared many great things with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Kimberly Snouwaert

        Kimberly Snouwaert shares more about the YMCA preschool program and expands on the health curriculum... (Show More)

        Kimberly Snouwaert shares more about the YMCA preschool program and expands on the health curriculum.

    • Firefighter Graduation

      We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning process never ends.

      We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning process never ends.

      • John Corthier

        Assistant Chief, John Corthier, talks to us about the firefighter graduation and what it takes to be... (Show More)

        Assistant Chief, John Corthier, talks to us about the firefighter graduation and what it takes to become a firefighter.

      • Tom McGrath

        Tom McGrath wanted to become a police officer, but his plans changed. He shares more with reporter, ... (Show More)

        Tom McGrath wanted to become a police officer, but his plans changed. He shares more with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Dwayne Brown

        Dwayne Brown wanted to use his potential in a different way. He shares his experience becoming a fir... (Show More)

        Dwayne Brown wanted to use his potential in a different way. He shares his experience becoming a firefighter.

      • Andrew Zwierzynski

        Andrew Zwierzynski wanted to continue the family legacy. He shares the rewards of this profession.

        Andrew Zwierzynski wanted to continue the family legacy. He shares the rewards of this profession.

      • Highlighting Teacher

        Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "k... (Show More)

        Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      • Niles-Buchanan YMCA

        The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monic... (Show More)

        The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      • Firefighter Graduation

        We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning ... (Show More)

        We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning process never ends.

      • Student Veterans

        Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank y... (Show More)

        Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank you for your service!

  • February 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: February 22, 2017

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Hear... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Heart event, and IU South Bend to learn about veterans and the college process.

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    • Jump Rope for Heart

      Students participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event and reflect on the importance of serving.

      Students participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event and reflect on the importance of serving.

      • Cooper Harradon

        Cooper Harradon raised money for Jump Rope for Heart and shares his involvement. This is his third y... (Show More)

        Cooper Harradon raised money for Jump Rope for Heart and shares his involvement. This is his third year participating in the program.

      • Connie Benson

        Connie Benson talks to us about Jump Rope for Heart, the prizes offered, and student involvement.

        Connie Benson talks to us about Jump Rope for Heart, the prizes offered, and student involvement.

      • Lady Panthers

        The Lady Panthers participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. They believe that giving back and b... (Show More)

        The Lady Panthers participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. They believe that giving back and being a role model is important.

      • Lanie Brittain

        Lanie Brittain shares her experience and involvement in the Jump Rope for Heart event. She loves the... (Show More)

        Lanie Brittain shares her experience and involvement in the Jump Rope for Heart event. She loves the prizes!

      • Gabriel Weber

        Gabriel Weber tells us about Jump Rope for Heart.

        Gabriel Weber tells us about Jump Rope for Heart.

    • Robinson Community Learning Center

      Students around the area have an opportunity to expand their education, creativity, and confidence at the Robinson Community Learning Center. They celebrate their sixteen anniversary.

      Students around the area have an opportunity to expand their education, creativity, and confidence at the Robinson Community Learning Center. They celebrate their sixteen anniversary.

      • Nancy Tom

        Nancy Tom talks to us about her experience at the Robinson Community Learning Center.

        Nancy Tom talks to us about her experience at the Robinson Community Learning Center.

      • Margaret Gathesna

        Margaret will be graduating this spring. She says that the Robinson Community Learning Center has ch... (Show More)

        Margaret will be graduating this spring. She says that the Robinson Community Learning Center has changed her life. It's feels like "home" she says!

      • Joann Tom

        Joann says that her involvement in the Robinson Community Learning Center has allowed her to develop... (Show More)

        Joann says that her involvement in the Robinson Community Learning Center has allowed her to develop a personality.

      • Christy Burgess

        Christy Burgess is passionate about serving students. She shares the history of the Center and the p... (Show More)

        Christy Burgess is passionate about serving students. She shares the history of the Center and the programs they offer.

      • Veterans Returning to College

        We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about t... (Show More)

        We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

      • Marshall Intermediate Center

        Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience a... (Show More)

        Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience and what education means to them.

      • Jump Rope for Heart

        Students participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event and reflect on the importance of serving.

        Students participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event and reflect on the importance of serving.

      • Robinson Community Learning Center

        Students around the area have an opportunity to expand their education, creativity, and confidence a... (Show More)

        Students around the area have an opportunity to expand their education, creativity, and confidence at the Robinson Community Learning Center. They celebrate their sixteen anniversary.

    • Veterans Returning to College

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

      • Rhiannon Carlson

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topi... (Show More)

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topic.

    • Marshall Intermediate Center

      Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience and what education means to them.

      Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience and what education means to them.

      • Jameel Perry

        Jameel participated in the celebration program to honor Black History Month. He discusses his role a... (Show More)

        Jameel participated in the celebration program to honor Black History Month. He discusses his role and the process.

      • Nathan Fullmer

        Nathan's involvement in the program enhanced his knowledge of black history.

        Nathan's involvement in the program enhanced his knowledge of black history.

      • Cenisha Sanders

        Cenisha Sanders shares profound words about Black History Month and her involvement in the program.

        Cenisha Sanders shares profound words about Black History Month and her involvement in the program.

      • Marinda Houston-Gadson

        Marinda Houston-Gadson had a vision and ran with it. She discusses the celebration program and stude... (Show More)

        Marinda Houston-Gadson had a vision and ran with it. She discusses the celebration program and students' involvement in it.

  • February 15th, 2017

    Airdate: February 15, 2017

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We also highlight a teacher in South Bend who is making a difference in the lives of students, and speak with two sisters about their choice to homeschool.

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    • The Crossing

      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their l... (Show More)

      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their lives have been changed since coming to The Crossing. Hope is possible! For more information visit: https://www.crossingeducation.com/?v=4096ee8eef7d

      • Stephanie Hughes

        Stephanie Hughes shares her experience teaching at The Crossing and the change she has seen in her s... (Show More)

        Stephanie Hughes shares her experience teaching at The Crossing and the change she has seen in her students.

      • Andrew Shumaker

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gott... (Show More)

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gotten out of his shell and is flourishing.

      • Rob Staley

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the... (Show More)

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face.

      • Summer Scheetz

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

    • Recognition of Teacher

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has... (Show More)

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has served students in the special education department for years and her impact has been extraordinary! For more information visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/toy and http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_13651_38018---,00.html Help recognize an Excellent Michiana Teacher: educationcount@wnit.org

      • Chad Johnston

        Chad Johnston speaks about Kathy Kennedy's leadership and impact.

        Chad Johnston speaks about Kathy Kennedy's leadership and impact.

      • Kathy Kennedy

        Colleagues and students say that Kathy Kennedy, a teacher at Washington High School, goes above and ... (Show More)

        Colleagues and students say that Kathy Kennedy, a teacher at Washington High School, goes above and beyond. We learn more about her work and experience teaching students.

      • Greg Werner

        Greg Werner shares that Kathy Kennedy has been dynamic in her approach to educating students.

        Greg Werner shares that Kathy Kennedy has been dynamic in her approach to educating students.

      • Theresa Thomas

        Theresa Thomas talks with reporter, Monica Murphy, about homeschooling her nine children.

        Theresa Thomas talks with reporter, Monica Murphy, about homeschooling her nine children.

      • Kathy Downey

        Kathy Downey homeschools her children and shares her journey with reporter, Monica Murphy.

        Kathy Downey homeschools her children and shares her journey with reporter, Monica Murphy.

  • February 8th, 2017

    Airdate: February 8, 2017

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX R... (Show More)

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX Robotics Tournament at Plymouth High School, and the Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana.

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    • VEX Robotics Competition

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: (Show More)

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/ Also check out information at Robotics Education and Competition Foundation: http://www.roboticseducation.org

      • Jason Doody

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody w... (Show More)

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody went through the robotics program and now serves as a coach. He shares how the robotics competition got started.

      • Guiseppe Nania

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experien... (Show More)

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experience and the value of teamwork.

      • Kevin Murphy

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this ... (Show More)

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this competition.

      • Elijah Lyon

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are g... (Show More)

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are great tools for success. He is competing in the robotics tournament and walks us through the day.

      • Norah Williamson

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

      • Trevor Fisher

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

      • Sharon Oviedo

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importan... (Show More)

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importance of a STEM education.

      • Lindsay Moore

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us a... (Show More)

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us about the robotics competition.

    • Hans Meeder

      We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success. For more information visit the National Cen... (Show More)

      We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success. For more information visit the National Center for College and Career Transitions at http://nc3t.com Also check out The Power and Promise of Pathways by Hans Meeder at https://www.amazon.com/Power-Promise-Pathways-Hans-Meeder/dp/0996980334

      • Hans Meeder

        We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about h... (Show More)

        We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success.

    • The Dekko Foundation

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more informatio... (Show More)

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more information visit: http://www.dekkofoundation.org

      • Sharon Smith

        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate f... (Show More)

        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate for student success.

  • February 1st, 2017

    Airdate: February 1, 2017

    Schools across the country are celebrating National School Choice Week. We stopped by Xavier School of Excellence in South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame to learn more about school ch... (Show More)

    Schools across the country are celebrating National School Choice Week. We stopped by Xavier School of Excellence in South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame to learn more about school choice and education policy. We also revisited ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, to check out programs offered to students.

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    • Xavier School of Excellence

      Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle ob... (Show More)

      Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle obstacles. For more information visit: http://www.xavierschool.org

      • Austin Washington

        Austin Washington speaks highly of Xavier School of Excellence. His educational experience at a publ... (Show More)

        Austin Washington speaks highly of Xavier School of Excellence. His educational experience at a public charter school has benefited him in many ways.

      • Haylee Walsh

        Students, like Haylee, enjoy coming to school, especially when they feel cared for by teachers.

        Students, like Haylee, enjoy coming to school, especially when they feel cared for by teachers.

      • Samantha Smith

        Samantha Smith, director at Xavier School of Excellence, has a passion to help students. She explain... (Show More)

        Samantha Smith, director at Xavier School of Excellence, has a passion to help students. She explains the mission and purpose of Xavier School of Excellence, and shares her thoughts on school choice.

      • Olivia Urbin

        Olivia Urbin, student at Xavier School of Excellence, shares that she likes the teachers and student... (Show More)

        Olivia Urbin, student at Xavier School of Excellence, shares that she likes the teachers and students at her school.

      • Darius Garner

        Darius Garner is a dedicated teacher! He shares more about the F.A.C.E. program, his experience teac... (Show More)

        Darius Garner is a dedicated teacher! He shares more about the F.A.C.E. program, his experience teaching, and how he motivates students to dream big.

      • Tara Miller

        Tara Miller, school social worker, discusses the importance of collaboration, and believes that help... (Show More)

        Tara Miller, school social worker, discusses the importance of collaboration, and believes that helping students identify and address barriers is essential for success.

      • Lindsey Walsh

        Lindsey Walsh loves teaching! She is able to customize her curriculum to meet students where they ar... (Show More)

        Lindsey Walsh loves teaching! She is able to customize her curriculum to meet students where they are.

      • Cephus Phillips

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

      • Destiny Garza

        Destiny Garza talks to us about her experience at Xavier School of Excellence.

        Destiny Garza talks to us about her experience at Xavier School of Excellence.

    • ACE Program

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more inform... (Show More)

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more information visit: https://ace.nd.edu

      • Nicole Stelle Garnett

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

      • John Schoenig

        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of No... (Show More)

        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame, and shares his personal experience serving students.

    • ETHOS Science Center

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: (Show More)

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

      • Bonnie Elder

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS ... (Show More)

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS Science Center, she instructs students in the magnets and motors program.

      • Gary McAllister

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn more about some of the programs offered to students. Gary... (Show More)

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn more about some of the programs offered to students. Gary challenges students how to think, not what to think.

      • Dominic Nisley

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his ho... (Show More)

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his homeschooling experience.

      • Zoe Shrock, Sarah Robinson, and Maya Oyer

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the m... (Show More)

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the magnets and motors program.

      • Paul Clingenpeel

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for... (Show More)

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for experiential learning.

      • Audriana Stanley

        Audriana talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about her homeschooling experience and excitement for the... (Show More)

        Audriana talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about her homeschooling experience and excitement for the rockin' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • Lukas Beyerlein

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ... (Show More)

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • ETHOS Science Center

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught h... (Show More)

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

      • ACE Program

        In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with ed... (Show More)

        In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more information visit: https://ace.nd.edu

      • Xavier School of Excellence

        Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school exc... (Show More)

        Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle obstacles. For more information visit: http://www.xavierschool.org

  • January 25th, 2017

    Airdate: January 25, 2017

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, I... (Show More)

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, Indiana, to learn about their program for Amish students.

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    • ETHOS Science Center

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      • Dee Dee McAllister

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • Sam Wruble

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

      • Gary McAllister

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the visio... (Show More)

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the vision, and origins of ETHOS Science Center.

    • Science 2 Go Bus

      The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      • Raeya Metcalf

        Raeya enjoys when the Science 2 Go Bus comes to her school. She likes hands-on learning and talks to... (Show More)

        Raeya enjoys when the Science 2 Go Bus comes to her school. She likes hands-on learning and talks to us about the project they are working on.

      • Luna Rodriguez-Gamez

        Luna talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the Science 2 Go Bus.

        Luna talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the Science 2 Go Bus.

      • John Moran

        John Moran speaks about the purpose of the Science 2 Go Bus and how it is enhancing students educati... (Show More)

        John Moran speaks about the purpose of the Science 2 Go Bus and how it is enhancing students education.

      • Logan Hearld

        Logan expresses his interest for hands-on learning and enjoys the Science 2 Go Bus.

        Logan expresses his interest for hands-on learning and enjoys the Science 2 Go Bus.

      • Science 2 Go Bus

        The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of... (Show More)

        The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      • ETHOS Science Center

        ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to conne... (Show More)

        ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      • Westview Jr. Sr. High School

        Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their educatio... (Show More)

        Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life after school.

    • Westview Jr. Sr. High School

      Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life af... (Show More)

      Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life after school.

      • Randy Miller, Ed.D.

        Randy Miller, junior high principal at Westview, shares more about the mission, culture, and program... (Show More)

        Randy Miller, junior high principal at Westview, shares more about the mission, culture, and programs offered. He also says that they fully support Amish students' decision to end their education at 8th grade.

      • Rich Bender

        Rich Bender has been teaching for many years and shares that it has been neat to teach different gen... (Show More)

        Rich Bender has been teaching for many years and shares that it has been neat to teach different generations of students. He also shares how technological advancements impact learning.

      • Lynette Eash

        Reporter, Monica Murphy, speaks with Lynette about her plans after 8th grade.

        Reporter, Monica Murphy, speaks with Lynette about her plans after 8th grade.

      • Payton Oliver

        Payton shares about the culture of Westview.

        Payton shares about the culture of Westview.

      • Paul Baker

        Paul Baker, teacher at Westview, shares more about the program they offer students in order to prepa... (Show More)

        Paul Baker, teacher at Westview, shares more about the program they offer students in order to prepare them for the workforce. He also shares that students are excited to

      • Loren Miller

        Loren Miller shares his experience and plans for after 8th grade.

        Loren Miller shares his experience and plans for after 8th grade.

  • January 18th, 2017

    Airdate: January 18, 2017

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr.... (Show More)

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr. John Gallagher at Bashor Children’s Home in Goshen, Indiana. We also attended a public forum titled, “What will we lose if we lose public education?” and the community luncheon at the MLK Jr. Recreation Center in South Bend, Indiana.

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    • Mental Health Story, #3

      John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and... (Show More)

      John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

      • John Gallagher, Ph.D.

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend whe... (Show More)

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

      • Community Luncheon

        Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a... (Show More)

        Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a fundamental right and all students should be given the same opportunities.

      • Mental Health Story, #3

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend whe... (Show More)

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

      • Mental Health Story, #4

        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, M... (Show More)

        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Public Education Community Forum

        School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leade... (Show More)

        School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leaders and educators in South Bend gathered for a community forum called “What will we lose if we lose public education?”

    • Community Luncheon

      Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a fundamental right and all students should be given the same opportunities.

      Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a fundamental right and all students should be given the same opportunities.

      • Mayor Pete Buttigieg

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

      • Kenneth Spells, Ed.D.

        Kenneth Spells, Ed.D., shares that education is a right and all students deserve equal opportunity.

        Kenneth Spells, Ed.D., shares that education is a right and all students deserve equal opportunity.

    • Mental Health Story, #4

      Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Amy Rosen

        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, M... (Show More)

        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, Monica Murphy.

    • Public Education Community Forum

      School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leaders and educators in South Bend gathered for a community forum called “What will we lose if we lose... (Show More)

      School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leaders and educators in South Bend gathered for a community forum called “What will we lose if we lose public education?”

      • Stuart Greene, Ph.D.

        Stuart Greene, Ph.D., believes that we need to strengthen public schools. He discusses what motivate... (Show More)

        Stuart Greene, Ph.D., believes that we need to strengthen public schools. He discusses what motivates school choice, and the consequences of losing neighborhood schools.

      • Darryl Heller, Ph.D.

        Darryl Heller, Ph.D., discuses the values of public education.

        Darryl Heller, Ph.D., discuses the values of public education.

  • January 11th, 2017

    Airdate: January 11, 2017

    This week we explore mental health and childhood trauma and how it is impacting students in the classroom. We speak with Ann Rosen at The Family Connection, Shelly Walker, Ph.D., superintendent of Ben... (Show More)

    This week we explore mental health and childhood trauma and how it is impacting students in the classroom. We speak with Ann Rosen at The Family Connection, Shelly Walker, Ph.D., superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and Gillian Conrad at the Berrien County Health Department. Reporter, Monica Murphy, also sits down with Mike Deranek at Bashor Children's Home for an in-depth interview on childhood trauma. We also visit Ivy Tech Community College to explore the college admissions process.

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    • Mental Health Story, #1

      Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, social factors that determine educational outcomes, and the responsibility placed on teachers to currentl... (Show More)

      Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, social factors that determine educational outcomes, and the responsibility placed on teachers to currently address mental health behaviors.

      • Ann Rosen

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches a... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches are not effective when working with traumatized children.

      • Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., says that the responsibility to deal with traumatic experiences has fallen on ... (Show More)

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., says that the responsibility to deal with traumatic experiences has fallen on teachers. This, she says, is not their responsibility. She is working with a collaborative team of experts to address overall health in children.

      • Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

    • College Admissions Process, Ivy Tech

      Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissions and recent changes in the admissions process in order to help students thrive.

      Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissions and recent changes in the admissions process in order to help students thrive.

      • Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D.

        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D., talks about the college admissions process and what they are doing to help stud... (Show More)

        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D., talks about the college admissions process and what they are doing to help students succeed.

    • Mental Health Story, #2

      Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Michael Deranek

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood tr... (Show More)

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Mental Health Story, #2

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood tr... (Show More)

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Mental Health Story, #1

        Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, socia... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, social factors that determine educational outcomes, and the responsibility placed on teachers to currently address mental health behaviors.

      • College Admissions Process, Ivy Tech

        Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissi... (Show More)

        Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissions and recent changes in the admissions process in order to help students thrive.

  • January 4th, 2017

    Airdate: January 4, 2017

    This week we speak with staff and students at The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana, and sit down with Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel. We also revisit Plymouth Schools to learn about tech... (Show More)

    This week we speak with staff and students at The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana, and sit down with Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel. We also revisit Plymouth Schools to learn about technology use in the classroom.

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    • Plymouth Schools

      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      • Jordan Brown

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspectiv... (Show More)

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspective.

      • Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.

      • Megan Orr

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Ply... (Show More)

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Plymouth High School are benefiting.

      • Amy Schmeltz

        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, ... (Show More)

        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, and how to find a healthy balance between life and screen tine.

      • Taylor Drake

        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her... (Show More)

        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her editing role.

      • Geoff Scheetz

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individ... (Show More)

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individualized, and helps students thrive. His students at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth, Indiana are soaring.

      • Mason Young

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

      • Zane Cooper

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go fu... (Show More)

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go further in the classroom.

      • Luis Herrera Jr.

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning m... (Show More)

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning more interesting.

      • Amy Walker

        Amy Walker, teacher at Lincoln Jr. High School, says that the use of technology allows students to b... (Show More)

        Amy Walker, teacher at Lincoln Jr. High School, says that the use of technology allows students to become independent in their learning and mentions that teachers are evolving with technology use.

    • The Excel Center

      Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

      Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

      • Whitney Parkes

        Whitney Parkes, a student at The Excel Center, discusses her personal journey and how this experienc... (Show More)

        Whitney Parkes, a student at The Excel Center, discusses her personal journey and how this experience has impacted her life for the better.

      • Justin Zobrosky

        Justin Zobrosky, at The Excel Center, shares that this is a "real program" and explains his role in ... (Show More)

        Justin Zobrosky, at The Excel Center, shares that this is a "real program" and explains his role in more depth.

      • Hebly Rodriguez

        Hebly Rodriguez, a student at The Excel Center, shares how this program has benefited her and says t... (Show More)

        Hebly Rodriguez, a student at The Excel Center, shares how this program has benefited her and says that her kids were the biggest motivation to getting this diploma.

      • Jess Lacay

        Jess Lacay, at The Excel Center, says that life coaching is mostly about encouraging students to kee... (Show More)

        Jess Lacay, at The Excel Center, says that life coaching is mostly about encouraging students to keep going.

      • Randy Beachy

        Randy Beachy, at The Excel Center, shares the mission, vision, and overall purpose. He says that 24,... (Show More)

        Randy Beachy, at The Excel Center, shares the mission, vision, and overall purpose. He says that 24,000 people within Saint Joe County are without a high school diploma.

      • Mike Gallo

        Mike Gallo, at The Excel Center, shares classroom approaches to learning and a project that his stud... (Show More)

        Mike Gallo, at The Excel Center, shares classroom approaches to learning and a project that his students are currently working on.

    • Representative Dave Pagel

      Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he took some time to sit down with reporter, Monica Murphy. He talks to us about his opinion of charter sc... (Show More)

      Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he took some time to sit down with reporter, Monica Murphy. He talks to us about his opinion of charter schools.

      • Dave Pagel

        Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel, discusses his perspective on charter schools.

        Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel, discusses his perspective on charter schools.

      • Plymouth Schools

        We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impactin... (Show More)

        We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      • The Excel Center

        Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? T... (Show More)

        Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

      • Representative Dave Pagel

        Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he too... (Show More)

        Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he took some time to sit down with reporter, Monica Murphy. He talks to us about his opinion of charter schools.

  • December 28th, 2016

    Airdate: December 28, 2016

    This week we revisit Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana and Five Star Life in Dowagiac, Michigan.

    This week we revisit Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana and Five Star Life in Dowagiac, Michigan.

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    • Five Star Life

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, studen... (Show More)

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

      • Seth Maust

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

      • Jorge Benitez

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

      • Matt Severin

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully i... (Show More)

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully in the mission

      • Pat O'Keefe

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of... (Show More)

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of life. His involvement in Five Star Life has also impacted him personally.

      • Carmen Garcia

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Fi... (Show More)

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Five Star parent, says that she has seen tremendous growth in her child. He now loves his life!

      • Kameli Eslick

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this pr... (Show More)

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this program has enriched her life.

      • Ivy Tech Community College

        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Comm... (Show More)

        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      • Harrison Primary Center

        The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsiv... (Show More)

        The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      • Five Star Life

        Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands ... (Show More)

        Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

    • Harrison Primary Center

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      • Breanna Salazar

        Breanna Salazar, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses that everyone is like family and that... (Show More)

        Breanna Salazar, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses that everyone is like family and that the teachers care about student success.

      • Avari Brantley

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that te... (Show More)

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that teachers implement Responsive Classroom approaches to learning.

      • Precious Houston

        Precious Houston believes that Harrison Primary Center is a special place. For example, the teachers... (Show More)

        Precious Houston believes that Harrison Primary Center is a special place. For example, the teachers go out of their way to call every student by name and they help students become passionate about learning.

      • Patricia Karban

        Patricia Karban, principal at Harrison Primary Center, says that Responsive Classroom is a research-... (Show More)

        Patricia Karban, principal at Harrison Primary Center, says that Responsive Classroom is a research-based approach to K-8 instruction that focuses on the strong connection between social-emotional learning (SEL) and academic success.

      • Ann Rosen

        Ann Rosen shares her involvement in Responsive Classroom approaches to learning at Harrison Primary ... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen shares her involvement in Responsive Classroom approaches to learning at Harrison Primary Center.

      • Amy Szakaley

        Amy Szakaley, at Harrison Primary Center, works with teachers to find avenues of success for all stu... (Show More)

        Amy Szakaley, at Harrison Primary Center, works with teachers to find avenues of success for all students, including Responsive Classroom approaches to learning.

    • Ivy Tech Community College

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      • Cody Miskulin

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to p... (Show More)

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to pursue the manufacturing route.

      • David Gillespie

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how thi... (Show More)

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how this career path offers endless opportunities.

      • Tom Till

        Tom Till shares how technological advancements are playing in higher education. He explains Ivy Tech... (Show More)

        Tom Till shares how technological advancements are playing in higher education. He explains Ivy Tech Community College’s program in Warsaw.

      • Robert Marsh

        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Iv... (Show More)

        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Ivy Tech are eager to make successful careers in manufacturing.

  • December 21st, 2016

    Airdate: December 21, 2016

    This week we speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and visit MLK STEAM Academy and the Benton Harbor High School library. We also revisit a service project at Goshen Col... (Show More)

    This week we speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and visit MLK STEAM Academy and the Benton Harbor High School library. We also revisit a service project at Goshen College and St. Joe CEO in South Bend, Indiana.

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    • MLK STEAM Academy

      We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school... (Show More)

      We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school system. We also visit one of her schools, MLK STEAM Academy, to learn more about the awards celebration and their approach to tackling behavior.

      • Ma'Khyia Allen

        Ma'Khyia Allen, at MLK STEAM Academy, is eager to win an award for good behavior and explains how it... (Show More)

        Ma'Khyia Allen, at MLK STEAM Academy, is eager to win an award for good behavior and explains how it works.

      • Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., of Benton Harbor, discusses the split up of grades, the changes in the schools... (Show More)

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., of Benton Harbor, discusses the split up of grades, the changes in the schools, Pre-K education, and her perspective after almost a year on the job.

      • John David VanDyke, Ed.D.

        John David VanDyke,Ed.D., at MLK STEAM Academy, has a passion to see students thrive. He discusses t... (Show More)

        John David VanDyke,Ed.D., at MLK STEAM Academy, has a passion to see students thrive. He discusses the awards ceremony, which takes place once a month and recognizes good behavior, and mentions statistics proving student success.

      • Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera

        Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera, at MLK STEAM Academy, shares how students receive an award for good behavi... (Show More)

        Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera, at MLK STEAM Academy, shares how students receive an award for good behavior.

      • Demario Alexander

        Demario Alexander, at MLK STEAM Academy, talks to us about winning an award for good behavior. He sa... (Show More)

        Demario Alexander, at MLK STEAM Academy, talks to us about winning an award for good behavior. He says that “being good,” is one way to win the award.

    • St. Joe CEO

      Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

      Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

      • Iris Hammel

        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and are... (Show More)

        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and area businesses.

      • Madeleine McTigue

        Madeleine McTigue, student St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of your... (Show More)

        Madeleine McTigue, student St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of your comfort zone is important.

      • Michael Anthony

        Michael Anthony, student St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

        Michael Anthony, student St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

      • Parent of Drew

        A mother talks about her son’s journey in St. Joe CEO and discusses his growing passion for busine... (Show More)

        A mother talks about her son’s journey in St. Joe CEO and discusses his growing passion for business.

      • Catlin Courtney

        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups ... (Show More)

        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups and her experience involving St. Joe CEO.

    • Goshen College

      We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

      We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

      • Brianne Brenneman

        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offer... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offered at Goshen College.

      • Landon Weldy

        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the wa... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the ways that Goshen College is giving back.

      • Meredith Satchwell

        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service i... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service involvement and how students are giving back to teachers.

      • MLK STEAM Academy

        We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has ... (Show More)

        We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school system. We also visit one of her schools, MLK STEAM Academy, to learn more about the awards celebration and their approach to tackling behavior.

      • Benton Harbor High School (BHHS) Library

        It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A... (Show More)

        It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A group of volunteers decided to take initiative to keep the Benton Harbor High School library open, and have been dedicated to this mission ever since.

      • Goshen College

        We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to ... (Show More)

        We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

      • St. Joe CEO

        Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

        Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

    • Benton Harbor High School (BHHS) Library

      It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A group of volunteers decided to take initiative to keep the Benton Harbor High School library open, ... (Show More)

      It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A group of volunteers decided to take initiative to keep the Benton Harbor High School library open, and have been dedicated to this mission ever since.

      • Enid Goldstein

        Enid Goldstein is a volunteer at the BHHS Library. She says that keeping the library open is essenti... (Show More)

        Enid Goldstein is a volunteer at the BHHS Library. She says that keeping the library open is essential because it enhances success.

  • December 14th, 2016

    Airdate: December 14, 2016

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts ... (Show More)

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts Early” seminar in South Bend, Indiana, the Berrien County Health Department, and we covered a special event at Grissom Middle School.

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    • Grissom Middle School

      We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School Principal, Nathan Boyd, recently won the 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year award by ... (Show More)

      We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School Principal, Nathan Boyd, recently won the 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year award by the Indiana Association of School Principals. This is the highest award in the state of Indiana.

      • Madison Hughes

        Madison Hughes, at Grissom Middle School, talks about the surprise celebration for Principal, Nathan... (Show More)

        Madison Hughes, at Grissom Middle School, talks about the surprise celebration for Principal, Nathan Boyd, and his influence in the school.

      • Madelyn Huffman

        Madelyn Huffman, at Grissom Middle School, shares being inspired by the leadership of Nathan Boyd.

        Madelyn Huffman, at Grissom Middle School, shares being inspired by the leadership of Nathan Boyd.

      • Nathan Boyd

        Nathan Boyd, at Grissom Middle School, was named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year.

        Nathan Boyd, at Grissom Middle School, was named 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year.

    • OrthoWorx

      OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals in the orthopedic industry. Brad Bishop, Executive Director of OrthoWorx, believes that a STEM educ... (Show More)

      OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals in the orthopedic industry. Brad Bishop, Executive Director of OrthoWorx, believes that a STEM education allows young talent to stay here locally.

      • Brad Bishop

        Brad Bishop, at OrthoWorx, discusses the importance of investing in student success from kindergarte... (Show More)

        Brad Bishop, at OrthoWorx, discusses the importance of investing in student success from kindergarten to continuing education.

    • “Success Starts Early” seminar

      Educators gathered for the “Success Starts Early,” breakfast seminar to discuss, identify, and address gaps in access to high quality and affordable learning.

      Educators gathered for the “Success Starts Early,” breakfast seminar to discuss, identify, and address gaps in access to high quality and affordable learning.

      • Jeff Rea

        Jeff Rea, who spoke at the “Success Starts Early” seminar, talks about the importance of trainin... (Show More)

        Jeff Rea, who spoke at the “Success Starts Early” seminar, talks about the importance of training students for the Indiana workforce.

      • Kofi Darku

        Kofi Darku defines what high quality means and the importance of implementing Pre-K in Indiana.

        Kofi Darku defines what high quality means and the importance of implementing Pre-K in Indiana.

      • Laura Jensen

        Laura Jensen, who spoke at the “Success Starts Early” seminar, discusses El Campito’s focus on... (Show More)

        Laura Jensen, who spoke at the “Success Starts Early” seminar, discusses El Campito’s focus on early childhood development and high-quality care.

      • “Success Starts Early” seminar

        Educators gathered for the “Success Starts Early,” breakfast seminar to discuss, identify, and a... (Show More)

        Educators gathered for the “Success Starts Early,” breakfast seminar to discuss, identify, and address gaps in access to high quality and affordable learning.

      • Berrien County Health Department

        We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses an... (Show More)

        We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      • OrthoWorx

        OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals... (Show More)

        OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals in the orthopedic industry. Brad Bishop, Executive Director of OrthoWorx, believes that a STEM education allows young talent to stay here locally.

      • Grissom Middle School

        We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School... (Show More)

        We were at Grissom Middle School, in Mishawaka, IN, for a student celebration. Grissom Middle School Principal, Nathan Boyd, recently won the 2016 Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year award by the Indiana Association of School Principals. This is the highest award in the state of Indiana.

    • Berrien County Health Department

      We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      • Karen Kortebein

        Karen Kortebein, at the Berrien County Health Department, talks about her personal experience being ... (Show More)

        Karen Kortebein, at the Berrien County Health Department, talks about her personal experience being a nurse in the schools and the consequences of an increasing nurse shortage.

      • Kerri Teachout

        Kerri Teachout, at the Berrien County Health Department, shares the substance abuse training she doe... (Show More)

        Kerri Teachout, at the Berrien County Health Department, shares the substance abuse training she does in the schools and how it is getting harder for teachers to fit this into their curriculums.

      • Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad, at the Berrien County Health Department, discusses public health education and the s... (Show More)

        Gillian Conrad, at the Berrien County Health Department, discusses public health education and the shortage of nurses.

  • December 7th, 2016

    Airdate: December 7, 2016

    This week we learn about STEAM and STEM programs at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School, and Warsaw High School. We also visit the Cookies and Coding event at the ... (Show More)

    This week we learn about STEAM and STEM programs at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School, and Warsaw High School. We also visit the Cookies and Coding event at the Elkhart Public Library.

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    • Roosevelt STEAM Academy

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM educ... (Show More)

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM education, have provided students opportunities to take ownership in their learning. Roosevelt STEAM Academy is the first STEAM Academy in Elkhart, Indiana. Students are more optimistic and show a love for learning.

      • Katherine Manzanares

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

      • Tessa Sutton

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

      • Chris Beyer

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she ... (Show More)

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she has seen in her student.

      • Nathan Geise

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands... (Show More)

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands-on approach to learning and improves focus.

      • Howard Edwards

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accredita... (Show More)

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accreditation.

      • Harold Walt

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behav... (Show More)

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behavior is improving since incorporating music into their curriculum.

      • Alvernon Mitchell

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to l... (Show More)

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to learn and has big plans for the future.

    • STEM in Warsaw

      Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw High School are investigating becoming STEM certified, but right now offer S... (Show More)

      Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw High School are investigating becoming STEM certified, but right now offer STEM classes. STEM classes allow students to explore, investigate, and deepen their learning. Although these three schools in Warsaw, IN, do not have the “STEAM” title, they say that they bring in the arts. Students’ projects involve illustrations of stories, watercolors, and pottery, for example.

      • David Burden

        David Burden, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses STEM education and some of the projects that stu... (Show More)

        David Burden, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses STEM education and some of the projects that students partake in.

      • Izzy Ray

        Izzy Ray, at Warsaw High School, discusses her personal journey with STEM and believes she has a bri... (Show More)

        Izzy Ray, at Warsaw High School, discusses her personal journey with STEM and believes she has a bright future.

      • Var Bobba

        Var Bobba, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses his project for a competition coming up. A STEM edu... (Show More)

        Var Bobba, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses his project for a competition coming up. A STEM education makes Var excited about learning.

      • Rose Love

        Rose Love, at Warsaw High School, believes that she has grown as a teacher and says that STEM classe... (Show More)

        Rose Love, at Warsaw High School, believes that she has grown as a teacher and says that STEM classes allow students to think creatively and own their learning.

      • Aynsley Patton

        Aynsley Patton, at Washington STEM Academy, shares about parents’ involvement in STEM and a Native... (Show More)

        Aynsley Patton, at Washington STEM Academy, shares about parents’ involvement in STEM and a Native American project that her students participated in with fifth graders.

      • Ben Barkey

        Ben Barkey, at Warsaw High School, says that STEM classes offer a unique way of learning and looks p... (Show More)

        Ben Barkey, at Warsaw High School, says that STEM classes offer a unique way of learning and looks past traditional models.

      • Gary Hawblitzel

        Gary Hawblitzel, at Washington STEM Academy, shares that “failure is an option” and that student... (Show More)

        Gary Hawblitzel, at Washington STEM Academy, shares that “failure is an option” and that students learn best by experiential learning.

      • Christi Overman

        Christi Overman, at Washington STEM Academy, believes that students gain awareness by understanding ... (Show More)

        Christi Overman, at Washington STEM Academy, believes that students gain awareness by understanding other cultures.

      • Andrew Bass

        Andrew Bass discusses the different STEM classes offered at Edgewood Middle School and emphasizes ho... (Show More)

        Andrew Bass discusses the different STEM classes offered at Edgewood Middle School and emphasizes how students are engaged in the classroom.

      • Tom Ray

        Tom Ray, at Washington STEM Academy, says that it is important to adapt to the changes of the 21st C... (Show More)

        Tom Ray, at Washington STEM Academy, says that it is important to adapt to the changes of the 21st Century and believes that a STEM education gives students workforce readiness.

      • Scott Fetters

        Scott Fetters enjoys partnering with students at Washington STEM Academy. He provides students with ... (Show More)

        Scott Fetters enjoys partnering with students at Washington STEM Academy. He provides students with a hands-on approach to learning and it saved Scott $5,000.

      • Betty Barnett

        Betty Barnett, at Edgewood Middle School, wants to be a surgeon and believes that this hands-on appr... (Show More)

        Betty Barnett, at Edgewood Middle School, wants to be a surgeon and believes that this hands-on approach to learning is helping tackle dreams and goals.

      • STEM in Warsaw

        Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood M... (Show More)

        Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw High School are investigating becoming STEM certified, but right now offer STEM classes. STEM classes allow students to explore, investigate, and deepen their learning. Although these three schools in Warsaw, IN, do not have the “STEAM” title, they say that they bring in the arts. Students’ projects involve illustrations of stories, watercolors, and pottery, for example.

      • STEM with SASS

        STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

        STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      • Roosevelt STEAM Academy

        In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvemen... (Show More)

        In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM education, have provided students opportunities to take ownership in their learning. Roosevelt STEAM Academy is the first STEAM Academy in Elkhart, Indiana. Students are more optimistic and show a love for learning.

    • STEM with SASS

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      • Sahara Smith

        Sahara Smith is an ordinary girl with a love for coding. She founded, “STEM with SASS,” to help ... (Show More)

        Sahara Smith is an ordinary girl with a love for coding. She founded, “STEM with SASS,” to help other students learn coding.

      • Tracy Smith

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She s... (Show More)

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She says that coding benefits students in many ways.

      • Allison McLean

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology,... (Show More)

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was happy to host, “STEM with SASS,” at the Elkhart Public Library.

  • November 30th, 2016

    Airdate: November 30, 2016

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear ... (Show More)

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear from Dr. Kenneth Spells, the new superintendent of the South Bend Community Schools Corporation.

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    • Five Star Life

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, studen... (Show More)

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

      • Jorge Benitez

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

      • Matt Severin

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully i... (Show More)

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully in the mission

      • Pat O'Keefe

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of... (Show More)

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of life. His involvement in Five Star Life has also impacted him personally.

      • Carmen Garcia

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Fi... (Show More)

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Five Star parent, says that she has seen tremendous growth in her child. He now loves his life!

      • Seth Maust

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

    • Drum2Change

      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards fo... (Show More)

      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards for music. Engaging in music fosters teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, and improves focus.

      • Kameli Eslick

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this pr... (Show More)

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this program has enriched her life.

      • Dawn Ashton

        Dawn Ashton explains the Drum2Change program and its benefit on students’ success and overall deve... (Show More)

        Dawn Ashton explains the Drum2Change program and its benefit on students’ success and overall development.

      • Janessa Jackson

        Janessa Jackson, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains how food is inc... (Show More)

        Janessa Jackson, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains how food is incorporated into music.

      • Aaron Fabian

        Aaron Fabian, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains that this program ... (Show More)

        Aaron Fabian, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains that this program has helped him become more focused.

      • Leo Castro

        Leo Castro, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, discusses how the Drum2Change... (Show More)

        Leo Castro, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, discusses how the Drum2Change program has impacted his life.

      • Five Star Life

        Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands ... (Show More)

        Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

      • Drum2Change

        Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, b... (Show More)

        Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards for music. Engaging in music fosters teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, and improves focus.

  • November 23rd, 2016

    Airdate: November 23, 2016

    This week we learn how St. Joe CEO and the partnership between the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland High School are spurring innovation. We also explore community service ... (Show More)

    This week we learn how St. Joe CEO and the partnership between the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland High School are spurring innovation. We also explore community service involvement at Goshen College and Saint Joseph High School.

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    • Lakeland High School

      Students at Lakeland High School in Lagrange County have an opportunity to think beyond the pages of a textbook, as they develop tangible business concepts that impact their future.

      Students at Lakeland High School in Lagrange County have an opportunity to think beyond the pages of a textbook, as they develop tangible business concepts that impact their future.

      • Eva Merkel, Ed.D.

        Eva Merkel, Ed.D., believes that many students are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. A part of t... (Show More)

        Eva Merkel, Ed.D., believes that many students are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. A part of their program encourages collaboration and work ethic.

      • Ryne Krock

        Ryne Krock believes that investing in high school students is important. He says that the Launch Lag... (Show More)

        Ryne Krock believes that investing in high school students is important. He says that the Launch Lagrange County Entrepreneurship Challenge experience has been great for students. He also believes that investing in students at Lakeland High School has paid off.

      • Nolan Isaacs and Manuel Rangel

        Nolan Isaacs, student at Lakeland High School, now believes that he has skills to become an entrepre... (Show More)

        Nolan Isaacs, student at Lakeland High School, now believes that he has skills to become an entrepreneur. Manuel Rangel shares his experience, too.

      • AJ Dorough

        AJ Dorough, student at Lakeland High School, discusses his experience in the Launch Lagrange County ... (Show More)

        AJ Dorough, student at Lakeland High School, discusses his experience in the Launch Lagrange County Entrepreneurship Challenge. He came up with a business concept and won.

      • Lakeland High School

        Students at Lakeland High School in Lagrange County have an opportunity to think beyond the pages of... (Show More)

        Students at Lakeland High School in Lagrange County have an opportunity to think beyond the pages of a textbook, as they develop tangible business concepts that impact their future.

      • Goshen College

        Students at Goshen College want to live a significant life. They are eager to give back to their com... (Show More)

        Students at Goshen College want to live a significant life. They are eager to give back to their community and learn life lessons from those they serve.

      • Saint Joseph High School

        Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students partici... (Show More)

        Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students participate in many community service projects including their annual Thanksgiving H.O.P.E food drive.

      • St. Joe CEO

        St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn inn... (Show More)

        St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

    • Saint Joseph High School

      Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students participate in many community service projects including their annual Thanksgiving H.O.P.E food drive.

      Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students participate in many community service projects including their annual Thanksgiving H.O.P.E food drive.

      • Caroline Bueno

        Saint Joseph High School student, Caroline Bueno, discusses the benefits of community service and ho... (Show More)

        Saint Joseph High School student, Caroline Bueno, discusses the benefits of community service and how it helps her become more humble.

      • Natalie Klima

        Saint Joseph High School student, Natalie Klima, says that community service can be accomplished in ... (Show More)

        Saint Joseph High School student, Natalie Klima, says that community service can be accomplished in many ways. She loves going “above and beyond.”

      • Tanya Mead

        Tanya Mead explains the H.O.P.E. food drive at Saint Joseph High School and shares that it is an opp... (Show More)

        Tanya Mead explains the H.O.P.E. food drive at Saint Joseph High School and shares that it is an opportunity to serve the community and live their Catholic identity.

      • Riley Fraleigh

        Saint Joseph High School student, Riley Fraleigh, shares that helping those in need is important.

        Saint Joseph High School student, Riley Fraleigh, shares that helping those in need is important.

    • St. Joe CEO

      St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

      St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

      • Madeleine McTigue

        Madeleine McTigue, student in St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of y... (Show More)

        Madeleine McTigue, student in St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of your comfort zone is important.

      • Michael Anthony

        Michael Anthony, student in St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

        Michael Anthony, student in St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

      • Parent of Drew

        A mother talks about her son’s journey in St. Joe CEO and discusses his growing passion for busine... (Show More)

        A mother talks about her son’s journey in St. Joe CEO and discusses his growing passion for business.

      • Catlin Courtney

        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups ... (Show More)

        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups and her experience involving St. Joe CEO.

      • Iris Hammel

        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and are... (Show More)

        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and area businesses.

      • Meredith Satchwell

        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service i... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service involvement and how students are giving back to teachers.

      • Landon Weldy

        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the wa... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the ways that Goshen College is giving back.

      • Brianne Brenneman

        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offer... (Show More)

        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offered at Goshen College.

  • November 16th, 2016

    Airdate: November 17, 2016

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University ... (Show More)

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University South Bend, Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, and Southside School in Niles, Michigan.

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    • Southside School

      The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & ... (Show More)

      The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & Civil Schools" program.

      • Ashley Zindrick

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

      • Kirsten Hughey

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and sha... (Show More)

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and shares how they are trying to create a positive culture around the school.

      • John Worley

        John Worley, at Southside School, shares his personal journey and how this school has improved his l... (Show More)

        John Worley, at Southside School, shares his personal journey and how this school has improved his life.

      • Melissa Troup

        Melissa Troup, at Southside School, discusses how they adopt guidelines and expectations for student... (Show More)

        Melissa Troup, at Southside School, discusses how they adopt guidelines and expectations for student success.

      • Kim Avance, MSW

        Kim Avance, at Southside School, shares about the celebrations that they do for students and how the... (Show More)

        Kim Avance, at Southside School, shares about the celebrations that they do for students and how they teach students to be more positive.

      • Diane Curry

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

    • IU South Bend

      The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and classroom demands are increasing. With a reputation for graduating exceptional educators, and improvin... (Show More)

      The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and classroom demands are increasing. With a reputation for graduating exceptional educators, and improving education across the region, we were curious how students are prepared to respond to the needs of youth today.

      • Austin Ward

        Austin Ward, student at IU South Bend, says that male teachers are important.

        Austin Ward, student at IU South Bend, says that male teachers are important.

      • Hope Davis, Ph.D.

        Hope Davis, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend.

        Hope Davis, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend.

      • Marvin Lynn, Ph.D.

        Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend and says that students receive h... (Show More)

        Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend and says that students receive hands-on approaches to learning.

      • Terri Hebert, Ph.D.

        Terri Hebert, Ph.D., teacher at IU South Bend, talks about class projects and how it is important fo... (Show More)

        Terri Hebert, Ph.D., teacher at IU South Bend, talks about class projects and how it is important for students to experience learning in a real-life setting.

      • Emily Krohn

        Emily Krohn, student at IU South Bend, talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the “restorative ju... (Show More)

        Emily Krohn, student at IU South Bend, talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the “restorative justice” approach to learning and says that being culturally competent is important.

      • Sarah Meyer

        Sarah Meyer, student at IU South Bend, discusses her experience with microteaching and shares that s... (Show More)

        Sarah Meyer, student at IU South Bend, discusses her experience with microteaching and shares that she is able to practice certain teaching styles with other students in the classroom.

      • Chelsee Bowlin

        Chelsee Bowlin, student at IU South Bend, says that her dedication to teaching is an opportunity to ... (Show More)

        Chelsee Bowlin, student at IU South Bend, says that her dedication to teaching is an opportunity to give back to a community she loves.

      • Ian Lewis

        Ian Lewis, student at IU South Bend, talks about diversity in the classroom and the importance in co... (Show More)

        Ian Lewis, student at IU South Bend, talks about diversity in the classroom and the importance in connecting with the student holistically.

      • Justin Yoder

        Justin Yoder, student at IU South Bend, says that his experience has been beneficial and the biggest... (Show More)

        Justin Yoder, student at IU South Bend, says that his experience has been beneficial and the biggest takeaway is learning how to build relationships with students.

      • Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.

        Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., says that students at IU South Bend are destined for greatness and must pu... (Show More)

        Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., says that students at IU South Bend are destined for greatness and must push past self-limiting beliefs.

    • Harrison Primary Center

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      • Amy Szakaley

        Amy Szakaley, at Harrison Primary Center, works with teachers to find avenues of success for all stu... (Show More)

        Amy Szakaley, at Harrison Primary Center, works with teachers to find avenues of success for all students, including Responsive Classroom approaches to learning.

      • Ann Rosen

        Ann Rosen shares her involvement in Responsive Classroom approaches to learning at Harrison Primary ... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen shares her involvement in Responsive Classroom approaches to learning at Harrison Primary Center.

      • Patricia Karban

        Patricia Karban, principal at Harrison Primary Center, says that Responsive Classroom is a research-... (Show More)

        Patricia Karban, principal at Harrison Primary Center, says that Responsive Classroom is a research-based approach to K-8 instruction that focuses on the strong connection between social-emotional learning (SEL) and academic success.

      • Precious Houston

        Precious Houston believes that Harrison Primary Center is a special place. For example, the teachers... (Show More)

        Precious Houston believes that Harrison Primary Center is a special place. For example, the teachers go out of their way to call every student by name and they help students become passionate about learning.

      • Avari Brantley

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that te... (Show More)

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that teachers implement Responsive Classroom approaches to learning.

      • Breanna Salazar

        Breanna Salazar, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses that everyone is like family and that... (Show More)

        Breanna Salazar, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses that everyone is like family and that the teachers care about student success.

      • Harrison Primary Center

        The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsiv... (Show More)

        The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      • IU South Bend

        The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and cl... (Show More)

        The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and classroom demands are increasing. With a reputation for graduating exceptional educators, and improving education across the region, we were curious how students are prepared to respond to the needs of youth today.

      • Southside School

        The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through pro... (Show More)

        The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & Civil Schools" program.

  • November 9th, 2016

    Airdate: November 9, 2016

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in P... (Show More)

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in Plymouth, Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana.

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    • Plymouth Schools

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-... (Show More)

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-one learning is making a teacher’s jobs harder, while others say it’s transforming education for the better.

      • Mason Young

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

      • Amy Schmeltz

        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, ... (Show More)

        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, and how to find a healthy balance between life and screen tine.

      • Zane Cooper

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go fu... (Show More)

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go further in the classroom.

      • Amy Walker

        Amy Walker, teacher at Lincoln Jr. High School, says that the use of technology allows students to b... (Show More)

        Amy Walker, teacher at Lincoln Jr. High School, says that the use of technology allows students to become independent in their learning and mentions that teachers are evolving with technology use.

      • Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.

      • Megan Orr

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Ply... (Show More)

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Plymouth High School are benefiting.

      • Geoff Scheetz

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individ... (Show More)

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individualized, and helps students thrive. His students at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth, Indiana are soaring.

      • Jordan Brown

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspectiv... (Show More)

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspective.

      • Luis Herrera Jr.

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning m... (Show More)

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning more interesting.

      • Taylor Drake

        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her... (Show More)

        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her editing role.

      • Early Learning Center

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early c... (Show More)

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students.

      • Plymouth Schools

        Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, wh... (Show More)

        Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-one learning is making a teacher’s jobs harder, while others say it’s transforming education for the better.

      • Ivy Tech Community College

        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Comm... (Show More)

        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

    • Ivy Tech Community College

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      • Cody Miskulin

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to p... (Show More)

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to pursue the manufacturing route.

      • David Gillespie

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how thi... (Show More)

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how this career path offers endless opportunities.

      • Tom Till

        Tom Till shares how technological advancements are playing in higher education. He explains Ivy Tech... (Show More)

        Tom Till shares how technological advancements are playing in higher education. He explains Ivy Tech Community College’s program in Warsaw.

      • Robert Marsh

        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Iv... (Show More)

        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Ivy Tech are eager to make successful careers in manufacturing.

    • Early Learning Center

      The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry ... (Show More)

      The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students.

      • Peggy DeLanghe

        Technology can present negative outcomes such as behavioral issues, and impede socialization and lan... (Show More)

        Technology can present negative outcomes such as behavioral issues, and impede socialization and language development. According to Peggy DeLanghe, teacher at the Early Learning Center, it is all about balance.

      • Chris Whitmire

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early c... (Show More)

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students. Chris Whitmire, principal at the Early Learning Center, here in Granger, says technology needs to be used appropriately, considering a child’s developmental level.

  • November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

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    • Blue Ribbon Schools

      The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps. To qualify for application, ... (Show More)

      The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps. To qualify for application, schools must be in the top 15% of statewide testing scores. We spoke with educators and students at Meadow's Edge Elementary School, Prairie Vista Elementary School, and Saint Pius X Catholic School.

      • Cathi Gage

        Cathi Gage, teacher at Prairie Vista Elementary School, speaks about the culture of her school and h... (Show More)

        Cathi Gage, teacher at Prairie Vista Elementary School, speaks about the culture of her school and how students come ready to learn.

      • Sharon Obert

        Sharon Obert, teacher at Meadow’s Edge, speaks out about the supportive community and how students... (Show More)

        Sharon Obert, teacher at Meadow’s Edge, speaks out about the supportive community and how students are thriving in the classroom.

      • Keely Twibell

        Keely Twibell, principal at Prairie Vista Elementary School, says that The National Blue Ribbon Scho... (Show More)

        Keely Twibell, principal at Prairie Vista Elementary School, says that The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps.

      • Jason Snyder

        A perception exists that schools that win the Blue Ribbon Award or other achievements are those with... (Show More)

        A perception exists that schools that win the Blue Ribbon Award or other achievements are those with resources and funding. However, we learned from Jason Snyder, principal at Meadow’s Edge Elementary School, that this is not always the case.

      • Elaine Holmes

        Elaine Holmes, principal at Saint Pius X Catholic School, speaks about the process of receiving a Bl... (Show More)

        Elaine Holmes, principal at Saint Pius X Catholic School, speaks about the process of receiving a Blue Ribbon Award and shares that all schools have potential to earn this.

      • Vincent Muriithi

        Student, Vincent Muriithi, says that the teachers at Meadow's Edge Elementary School care about them... (Show More)

        Student, Vincent Muriithi, says that the teachers at Meadow's Edge Elementary School care about them.

    • Hanson Technology Center

      In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventio... (Show More)

      In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions, and since then has created exciting opportunities for students and businesses in Southwest, Michigan. The Hanson Technology Center and Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College have created programs, where students are infused with ideas and are supporting the private sector industry.

      • Chris Petty

        Chris Petty, student at Lake Michigan College, shares his experience and involvement in the Hanson T... (Show More)

        Chris Petty, student at Lake Michigan College, shares his experience and involvement in the Hanson Technology Center.

      • Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D.

        Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D., at the Hanson Technology Center, discusses how manufacturing is an opportuni... (Show More)

        Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D., at the Hanson Technology Center, discusses how manufacturing is an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions.

      • Andrea Oleniczak

        Andrea Oleniczak, at the Hanson Technology Center, shares her passion for the Fab Lab and says that ... (Show More)

        Andrea Oleniczak, at the Hanson Technology Center, shares her passion for the Fab Lab and says that it is open to the community.

    • Elkhart Community School Corporation

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Follow... (Show More)

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Following a public forum last week with over 20 voices from the community, the plan was approved to move forward by a vote of 6-1.

      • Robert Haworth, Ph.D.

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students... (Show More)

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students’ success.

      • Dwayne Fahrenkrog

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.

      • Hanson Technology Center

        In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ... (Show More)

        In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions, and since then has created exciting opportunities for students and businesses in Southwest, Michigan. The Hanson Technology Center and Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College have created programs, where students are infused with ideas and are supporting the private sector industry.

      • Blue Ribbon Schools

        The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overal... (Show More)

        The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps. To qualify for application, schools must be in the top 15% of statewide testing scores. We spoke with educators and students at Meadow's Edge Elementary School, Prairie Vista Elementary School, and Saint Pius X Catholic School.

      • Elkhart Community School Corporation

        Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controv... (Show More)

        Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Following a public forum last week with over 20 voices from the community, the plan was approved to move forward by a vote of 6-1.

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