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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 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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      • Summer enrollment is on the rise

        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.

  • 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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  • 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

  • May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Sarina Mora

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Arden Sponsky

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • Air Zoo

        The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent ... (Show More)

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

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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

        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.

      • 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.

      • Project SEARCH

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for st... (Show More)

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

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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!

      • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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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      • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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, 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.