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  • October 4th, 2017

    Airdate: October 4, 2017

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high sc... (Show More)

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high school. Many of these students are first-generation college students who need extra guidance when it comes to making decisions after high school.

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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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  • 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 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 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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      • Riley High School Hosts Innovation Fair

        Riley High School students presented their capstone projects as a part of the Project Lead the Wa... (Show More)

        Riley High School students presented their capstone projects as a part of the Project Lead the Way Engineering and Computer Science pathways. 

  • May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

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      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      • 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.

    • 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.

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      • 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.

  • 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 Inspires Locals to Overcome Barriers and Pursue Success

        Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and ... (Show More)

        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

        John Adams High School emphasizes a global perspective through the International Baccalaureate progr... (Show More)

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

      • Dr. David Moss

        Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend C... (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.

    • Ruby Brower Inspires Locals to Overcome Barriers and Pursue Success

      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."

      • 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

      • 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

    • 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.

        Dr. Moss’s initiatives include implementing programs offered to students and parents, finding ways... (Show More)

        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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    • 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.

      • Emily Rupchock

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

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

      • 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.

      • 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

        Jennie Joyce is the director of Bright Beginnings and Kaleidoscope, SBCSC's before-school and after-... (Show More)

        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.

    • The South Bend Task Force

      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 i... (Show More)

      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

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in ou... (Show More)

        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

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in ou... (Show More)

        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

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the South Bend Youth Task Force and sha... (Show More)

        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.

      • Cherri Peate

        Cherri Peate, who serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the office of Mayor Pete Buttigie... (Show More)

        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.

      • 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.

      • The South Bend Task Force

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in ou... (Show More)

        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.

    • 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

      • Youth Task Force

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in ou... (Show More)

        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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • Reid Metoyer

        Reid Metoyer is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Reid Metoyer is a student 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.

      • 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.

      • Hannah & Friends

        Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educat... (Show More)

        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.

    • Hannah & Friends

      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 ... (Show More)

      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.

      • 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..

      • Matt Coleman

        Matt Coleman shares some of his responsibilities at Hannah & Friends. His passion and love for other... (Show More)

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

      • Tiffani Amberg

        Individuals at Hannah & Friends in South Bend, Indiana, learn life skills to help them succeed and g... (Show More)

        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.

  • 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

      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      • Deb Cyrier

        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.

      • Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

        Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

        Marquette Primary Montesorri 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... (Show More)

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

      • St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

        Staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend speak to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the multi-face... (Show More)

        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.

    • 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.

    • St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

      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 i... (Show More)

      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.

      • Diana Gore

        Diana Gore is a lifelong learner! She shares her educational journey and the kind of approach we nee... (Show More)

        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.

      • Dorrine Henderson

        Dorrine Henderson moved to South Bend in 2007. After spending her life caring for others, she decide... (Show More)

        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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    • 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.

      • 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!

      • 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.

    • 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 "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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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.

      • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

  • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Cephus Phillips

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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 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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      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • Catlin Courtney

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        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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • “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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • “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.

  • 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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    • 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

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        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.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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 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.

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