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  • 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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    • 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

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.