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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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      • Lewis Cass Career Academy

        The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan thei... (Show More)

        The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan their program of study before they leave high school.

        Mikki Spagnoli, Career and Educational Director for Lewis Cass says, "...students are getting the opportunity to access career and technical education, get hands-on, and relevant experience."

  • September 27th, 2017

    Airdate: September 27, 2017

    Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with an area ICCL director, coach and parent to explore the reasons behind this.

    Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with an area ICCL director, coach and parent to explore the reasons behind this.

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  • August 30th, 2017

    Airdate: August 30, 2017

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the coun... (Show More)

    For the past 21 years, St. Joseph Today has put on Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It’s a free event that brings in regional artists and artists from across the country.

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  • August 23rd, 2017

    Airdate: August 23, 2017

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that... (Show More)

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that they faced overwhelming challenges and adversity growing up. Monica Murphy has the story.

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  • August 16th, 2017

    Airdate: August 16, 2017

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

    This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming.

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      • Grace College offers a banded tuition price

        This summer we are exploring the reasons behind summer enrollment. Monica Murphy heads to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, to learn about their summer programming. 

  • August 9th, 2017

    Airdate: August 9, 2017

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  • July 26th, 2017

    Airdate: July 26, 2017

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Mur... (Show More)

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Murphy, visits Lake Michigan College.

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  • July 12th, 2017

    Airdate: July 12, 2017

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out the Arc of LaGrange County, which provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency.

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out the Arc of LaGrange County, which provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency.

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      • Individuals learn self-sufficiency

        The Arc of LaGrange County provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to enco... (Show More)

        The Arc of LaGrange County provides educational opportunities for those with disabilities to encourage self-sufficiency. 

  • June 28th, 2017

    Airdate: June 28, 2017

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out The Conn-Selmer Institute. It's a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders.

    This week, reporter Monica Murphy checks out The Conn-Selmer Institute. It's a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders.

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      • National convention for music educators in South Bend

        The Conn-Selmer Institute is a three and a half day professional development conference for college students, directors, and music program leaders. The conference equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies that address current trends in music education.

  • June 14th, 2017

    Airdate: June 14, 2017

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hea... (Show More)

    This week we visit Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, and visit Vogue Beauty School’s Elkhart campus. We also revisit Northside Child Development Center in Niles, Michigan, and hear more about the USDA Summer Food Service program at Plymouth High School

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      • Southwestern Michigan College

        Traditionally speaking, many college students go home for the summer to rejuvenate, be around friends and family, and come back in the fall for a fresh start, but that’s not the case so much anymore. The enrollment for summer classes is on the rise. So what’s the real reason behind this? Are students trying to save money? Are they trying to enter the workforce faster? We sit down with educators and students at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, to hear their perspective. Monica Murphy reports. For more information on Southwestern Michigan College,  visit https://www.swmich.edu

      • Vogue Beauty School's Elkhart Campus Offers Cosmetology and Nail Technician Classes

        Vogue Beauty School has a Mishawaka and Elkhart campus. In the Elkhart campus, the school offers ... (Show More)

        Vogue Beauty School has a Mishawaka and Elkhart campus. In the Elkhart campus, the school offers cosmetology and nail technician classes.

  • 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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  • 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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      • A college radio station getting national attention

        The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana, is a student run radio station. They began broadcast operations as th... (Show More)

        The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana, is a student run radio station. They began broadcast operations as the educational voice of Goshen College.

      • Michigan City's Week of Coding Celebration

        Michigan City students and adults in the community had the opportunity to learn coding as a part of ... (Show More)

        Michigan City students and adults in the community had the opportunity to learn coding as a part of the "Week of Coding."

  • 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.

  • 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... (Show More)

        Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.

      • Life Treatment Centers Host Annual "Taste of Michiana" Fundraiser

        Life Treatment Centers of South Bend provide education and vocational support for those battling add... (Show More)

        Life Treatment Centers of South Bend provide education and vocational support for those battling addiction. The annual "Taste of Michiana" event is the organization's largest fundraiser.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      • Stimulating Courses For Senior Citizens

        The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classe... (Show More)

        The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fall and spring.

      • Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

        Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend... (Show More)

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

      • Understanding School Readiness

        Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Be... (Show More)

        Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Providers say it's helped them grow professionally.

    • Stimulating Courses For Senior Citizens

      The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fal... (Show More)

      The Lifelong Learning Institute is co-sponsored by Goshen College and Greencroft Communities. Classes are spread out over a two-week period, meeting twice a week for 1.5 hours, and are held in the fall and spring.

      • Wilbur Birky

        Wilbur Birky is the director of the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares how it was founded and th... (Show More)

        Wilbur Birky is the director of the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares how it was founded and the benefits of lifelong learning.

      • Len Geiser

        Len Geiser serves on the board for the Lifelong Learning Institute. He says that lifelong learning h... (Show More)

        Len Geiser serves on the board for the Lifelong Learning Institute. He says that lifelong learning has many benefits.

      • Adah Lynn

        Adah Lynn is a lifelong learner. She shares her experience and involvement with the Lifelong Learnin... (Show More)

        Adah Lynn is a lifelong learner. She shares her experience and involvement with the Lifelong Learning Institute

      • David Janzen

        David Janzen participates in classes offered through the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares what... (Show More)

        David Janzen participates in classes offered through the Lifelong Learning Institute. He shares what participants are currently learning.

  • 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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    • Middlebury Public Library Discusses Downton Abbey and WWI

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, wh... (Show More)

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, which revolves around WWI.

      • Terry Rheinhemer

        Terry Rheinhemer is the director of the Middlebury Public Library.

        Terry Rheinhemer is the director of the Middlebury Public Library.

      • Kyle Schlabach

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series... (Show More)

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series on World War I.

      • Brad Miller

        Brad Miller is a first-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series at the Middlebury Public Li... (Show More)

        Brad Miller is a first-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series at the Middlebury Public Library.

      • Dian Wilkey

        Dian Wilkey is a long-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series. "

        Dian Wilkey is a long-time attendee of the "Let's Talk About It" series. "

      • Middlebury Public Library Discusses Downton Abbey and WWI

        Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This seaso... (Show More)

        Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, which revolves around WWI.

  • 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.

    • Jan Cervelli

      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.

      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.

      • Janice 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 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.

      • 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 ... (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."

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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!

      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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... (Show More)

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

    • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Niles-Buchanan YMCA

        The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monic... (Show More)

        The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      • 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!

  • 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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      • 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.

    • 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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      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

      • 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.

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        Stephanie Hughes shares her experience teaching at The Crossing and the change she has seen in her students.

      • Andrew Shumaker

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        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

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        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.

      • The Crossing

        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. 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

  • 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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        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

      • The Dekko Foundation

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        The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more information visit: http://www.dekkofoundation.org

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      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

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        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.

    • The Dekko Foundation

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more informatio... (Show More)

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more information visit: http://www.dekkofoundation.org

      • Sharon Smith

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        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate for student 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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        In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more information visit: https://ace.nd.edu

    • ACE Program

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more inform... (Show More)

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more information visit: https://ace.nd.edu

      • Nicole Stelle Garnett

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

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        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame, and shares his personal experience serving students.

  • 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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      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?”

      • Darryl Heller, Ph.D.

        Darryl Heller, Ph.D., discuses the values of public education.

        Darryl Heller, Ph.D., discuses the values of public education.

      • Stuart Greene, Ph.D.

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        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.

      • Mental Health Story, #4

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        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • Public Education Community Forum

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        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.

  • 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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      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.

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        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D., talks about the college admissions process and what they are doing to help students succeed.

    • Mental Health Story, #1

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      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.

      • Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

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        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.

      • 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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      Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he took some time to sit down with reporter, Monica Murphy. He talks to us about his opinion of charter schools.

      • Dave Pagel

        Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel, discusses his perspective on charter schools.

        Michigan State Representative, Dave Pagel, discusses his perspective on charter schools.

      • Representative Dave Pagel

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        Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he took some time to sit down with reporter, Monica Murphy. He talks to us about his opinion of charter schools.

    • 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

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        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.

      • Mike Gallo

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        Mike Gallo, at The Excel Center, shares classroom approaches to learning and a project that his students are currently working on.

      • Whitney Parkes

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        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

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        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

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        Jess Lacay, at The Excel Center, says that life coaching is mostly about encouraging students to keep going.

  • 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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      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      • Cody Miskulin

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        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Ivy Tech are eager to make successful careers in manufacturing.

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        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

  • 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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      We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

      We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

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        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the ways that Goshen College is giving back.

      • Meredith Satchwell

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        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service involvement and how students are giving back to teachers.

      • Brianne Brenneman

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        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offered at Goshen College.

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        We revisit Goshen College students involvement in community service and how they are giving back to teachers.

  • 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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        OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals in the orthopedic industry. Brad Bishop, Executive Director of OrthoWorx, believes that a STEM education allows young talent to stay here locally.

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      OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals in the orthopedic industry. Brad Bishop, Executive Director of OrthoWorx, believes that a STEM education allows young talent to stay here locally.

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        Brad Bishop, at OrthoWorx, discusses the importance of investing in student success from kindergarten to continuing education.

  • 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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        Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw High School are investigating becoming STEM certified, but right now offer STEM classes. STEM classes allow students to explore, investigate, and deepen their learning. Although these three schools in Warsaw, IN, do not have the “STEAM” title, they say that they bring in the arts. Students’ projects involve illustrations of stories, watercolors, and pottery, for example.

  • 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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        Goshen College student, Meredith Satchwell, tells reporter, Monica Murphy, about community service involvement and how students are giving back to teachers.

      • Landon Weldy

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        Goshen College student, Landon Weldy, shares his perspective on community service and some of the ways that Goshen College is giving back.

      • Brianne Brenneman

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        Goshen College student, Brianne Brenneman, talks about her leadership role in the service club offered at Goshen College.

      • Lakeland High School

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        Students at Lakeland High School in Lagrange County have an opportunity to think beyond the pages of a textbook, as they develop tangible business concepts that impact their future.

      • Goshen College

        Students at Goshen College want to live a significant life. They are eager to give back to their com... (Show More)

        Students at Goshen College want to live a significant life. They are eager to give back to their community and learn life lessons from those they serve.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      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.

      • Terri Hebert, Ph.D.

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        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.

      • Emily Krohn

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        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.

      • Sarah Meyer

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        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.

      • Chelsee Bowlin

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        Chelsee Bowlin, student at IU South Bend, says that her dedication to teaching is an opportunity to give back to a community she loves.

      • Justin Yoder

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        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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Southside School

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        The staff at Southside School believes that improving behavioral success is accomplished through proactive, positive reinforcement techniques. One approach to positive behavior support is the "Safe & Civil Schools" program.

  • November 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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      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

      • Cody Miskulin

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to p... (Show More)

        Cody Miskulin, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, candidly shares his experience and why he decided to pursue the manufacturing route.

      • David Gillespie

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how thi... (Show More)

        David Gillespie, student at Ivy Tech in Warsaw, discusses the diversity in the classroom and how this career path offers endless opportunities.

      • Tom Till

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        Tom Till shares how technological advancements are playing in higher education. He explains Ivy Tech Community College’s program in Warsaw.

      • Robert Marsh

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        Robert Marsh has served in the manufacturing industry for many years and believes his students at Ivy Tech are eager to make successful careers in manufacturing.

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        To see the role technological advancements are playing in higher education, we visited Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, home of the Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

  • November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

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    • Hanson Technology Center

      In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventio... (Show More)

      In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions, and since then has created exciting opportunities for students and businesses in Southwest, Michigan. The Hanson Technology Center and Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College have created programs, where students are infused with ideas and are supporting the private sector industry.

      • Andrea Oleniczak

        Andrea Oleniczak, at the Hanson Technology Center, shares her passion for the Fab Lab and says that ... (Show More)

        Andrea Oleniczak, at the Hanson Technology Center, shares her passion for the Fab Lab and says that it is open to the community.

      • Chris Petty

        Chris Petty, student at Lake Michigan College, shares his experience and involvement in the Hanson T... (Show More)

        Chris Petty, student at Lake Michigan College, shares his experience and involvement in the Hanson Technology Center.

      • Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D.

        Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D., at the Hanson Technology Center, discusses how manufacturing is an opportuni... (Show More)

        Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D., at the Hanson Technology Center, discusses how manufacturing is an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions.

      • Hanson Technology Center

        In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ... (Show More)

        In 2013, following the recession, Lake Michigan College brought together industrial leaders to look ahead. Manufacturing was seen as an opportunity to move the economy forward by creating new inventions, and since then has created exciting opportunities for students and businesses in Southwest, Michigan. The Hanson Technology Center and Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College have created programs, where students are infused with ideas and are supporting the private sector industry.

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