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  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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

        Jillian Hoover discusses her experience in the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center an... (Show More)

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

      • 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

        Alondra Rodriguez is in the culinary program. She talks about the difference between the first year ... (Show More)

        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!

      • 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.

      • 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

        Peter Pica is passionate about the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center. He teaches fi... (Show More)

        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.

      • Blake Landon

        Blake Landon talks to us about his experience in the welding program. He recently received a $5,000 ... (Show More)

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

      • Margarita McClain

        Margarita McClain talks about her experience as a chef instructor at the Elkhart Area Career Center ... (Show More)

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

  • 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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    • 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

      • 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.

      • 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

        At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke a... (Show More)

        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

  • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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, #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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.