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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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 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 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.