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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 9th, 2017

    Airdate: August 9, 2017

    08/09/2017

    08/09/2017

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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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  • 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 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      • Caston Elementary School attends the VEXIQ World Robotics Championship

        The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had h... (Show More)

        The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had huge success.

      • 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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      • Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"

        Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

        Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      • Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan

        In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the ... (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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      • Mari Lynn Wise

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

      • Kylie Creech

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

      • Hudson Kaser

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family lega... (Show More)

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family legacy.

  • 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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    • Understanding School Readiness

      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. Provider... (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.

      • Donna Dodge

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

      • Tracey Brewer

        Tracey Brewer shares how the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center have helped her... (Show More)

        Tracey Brewer shares how the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center have helped her grow professionally.

      • Zech Hoyt, Ed.D.

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also... (Show More)

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also discusses the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center.

    • La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff

      La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In the fall, each student will receive Chromebooks that they can use in class and at home.

      La Porte High School gave their teachers Chromebooks as a part of the One-to-World Initiative. In the fall, each student will receive Chromebooks that they can use in class and at home.

      • Jane Larson, Ph.D.

        Jane Larson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education at the La Porte Community... (Show More)

        Jane Larson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education at the La Porte Community School Corporation.

  • 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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    • Edwardsburg Primary School

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      • Sherri Holmes

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Carrie McGuire

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-... (Show More)

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-a-kind classes allow students to own their learning.

      • Annika Chamberlin

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Sarina Mora

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Arden Sponsky

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Stacey LaBre

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and g... (Show More)

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and girls learn differently. Stacey says Leah is more confident now.

      • Dawn Mummaw

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited fr... (Show More)

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited from the multi-aged classes.

      • Betsy Moyer

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

      • Julie Rosenkranz

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School hel... (Show More)

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School help students succeed in great ways.

      • Myra Munroe, Ed.D.

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-spec... (Show More)

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes.

      • Jessica Kovach

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benef... (Show More)

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benefited from the different classes offered.

      • Edwardsburg Primary School

        Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and... (Show More)

        Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

  • April 12th, 2017

    Airdate: April 12, 2017

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Go... (Show More)

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Goshen, and speak with the Indian Association at the University of Notre Dame.

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    • Air Zoo

      The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

      The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

      • Troy Thrash

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Troy Thrash shares why the Air Zoo was founded and some of the educational programs they offer students.

      • Kathy Larsen

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Kathy Larsen says that they offer hands on, engaging, and STEM focused programs for students.

      • Brook Byrd

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Brook Byrd says that the museum is always adding new things to make learning exciting.

      • Aedan Hunt

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo is an aviation museum where students have the opportunity to learn beyond the dimensions of a classroom. Aedan Hunt shares his experience and involvement in the camps.

      • Air Zoo

        The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent ... (Show More)

        The Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, offers yearlong educational programs. Last year the Air Zoo spent $250,000 on educational programs.

  • 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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    • 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.

  • 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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    • Walt Disney Elementary School

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP o... (Show More)

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

      • Jodi Cramer

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate stude... (Show More)

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park

      • Alayah Turner

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

      • Alexah Ward

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

      • Walt Disney Elementary School

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate stude... (Show More)

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

  • 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.

      • Eileen Mariani

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher 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.

      • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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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      • 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.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • February 15th, 2017

    Airdate: February 15, 2017

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We also highlight a teacher in South Bend who is making a difference in the lives of students, and speak with two sisters about their choice to homeschool.

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    • Recognition of Teacher

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has... (Show More)

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has served students in the special education department for years and her impact has been extraordinary! For more information visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/toy and http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_13651_38018---,00.html Help recognize an Excellent Michiana Teacher: educationcount@wnit.org

      • Kathy Downey

        Kathy Downey homeschools her children and shares her journey with reporter, Monica Murphy.

        Kathy Downey homeschools her children and shares her journey with reporter, Monica Murphy.

      • 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.

  • 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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    • VEX Robotics Competition

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: (Show More)

      Plymouth High School hosts the school’s second VEX Robotics Tournament. Reporter, Monica Murphy, catches up with teachers and students to learn more. For more information visit: http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/ Also check out information at Robotics Education and Competition Foundation: http://www.roboticseducation.org

      • Sharon Oviedo

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importan... (Show More)

        Sharon Oviedo is competing in the robotics competition. She talks about her journey and the importance of a STEM education.

      • Lindsay Moore

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us a... (Show More)

        Lindsay Moore is a teacher and robotics coach. She is dedicated to student success and talks to us about the robotics competition.

      • Jason Doody

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody w... (Show More)

        It's always gratifying when people give back to their community. While in high school, Jason Doody went through the robotics program and now serves as a coach. He shares how the robotics competition got started.

      • Guiseppe Nania

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experien... (Show More)

        Guiseppe Nania is a student competing in the robotics competition. He talks to us about his experience and the value of teamwork.

      • Kevin Murphy

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this ... (Show More)

        Kevin Murphy enjoys competing in the robotics program. His team has worked hard to prepare for this competition.

      • Elijah Lyon

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are g... (Show More)

        Elijah Lyon says that the opportunity to take risks, learn from failure, and working in a team are great tools for success. He is competing in the robotics tournament and walks us through the day.

      • Norah Williamson

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

        Norah Williamson is competing in the robotics tournament. She shares her experience with us.

      • Trevor Fisher

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

        Trevor Fisher and his team compete in the robotics tournament. He shares his experience with us.

    • 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.

    • 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

        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate f... (Show More)

        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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    • ETHOS Science Center

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: (Show More)

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

      • Lukas Beyerlein

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ... (Show More)

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • Bonnie Elder

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS ... (Show More)

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS Science Center, she instructs students in the magnets and motors program.

      • Zoe Shrock, Sarah Robinson, and Maya Oyer

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the m... (Show More)

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the magnets and motors program.

      • Dominic Nisley

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his ho... (Show More)

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his homeschooling experience.

      • Paul Clingenpeel

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for... (Show More)

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for experiential learning.

      • Audriana Stanley

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        Audriana talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about her homeschooling experience and excitement for the rockin' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • ACE Program

        In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with ed... (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

      • 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

      • ETHOS Science Center

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught h... (Show More)

        We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

    • 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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Cephus Phillips

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

    • 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.

      • John Schoenig

        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of No... (Show More)

        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 25th, 2017

    Airdate: January 25, 2017

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, I... (Show More)

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, Indiana, to learn about their program for Amish students.

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    • Science 2 Go Bus

      The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      • John Moran

        John Moran speaks about the purpose of the Science 2 Go Bus and how it is enhancing students educati... (Show More)

        John Moran speaks about the purpose of the Science 2 Go Bus and how it is enhancing students education.

      • Logan Hearld

        Logan expresses his interest for hands-on learning and enjoys the Science 2 Go Bus.

        Logan expresses his interest for hands-on learning and enjoys the Science 2 Go Bus.

      • Raeya Metcalf

        Raeya enjoys when the Science 2 Go Bus comes to her school. She likes hands-on learning and talks to... (Show More)

        Raeya enjoys when the Science 2 Go Bus comes to her school. She likes hands-on learning and talks to us about the project they are working on.

      • Luna Rodriguez-Gamez

        Luna talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the Science 2 Go Bus.

        Luna talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the Science 2 Go Bus.

    • Westview Jr. Sr. High School

      Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life af... (Show More)

      Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life after school.

      • Paul Baker

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        Paul Baker, teacher at Westview, shares more about the program they offer students in order to prepare them for the workforce. He also shares that students are excited to

      • Randy Miller, Ed.D.

        Randy Miller, junior high principal at Westview, shares more about the mission, culture, and program... (Show More)

        Randy Miller, junior high principal at Westview, shares more about the mission, culture, and programs offered. He also says that they fully support Amish students' decision to end their education at 8th grade.

      • Rich Bender

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        Rich Bender has been teaching for many years and shares that it has been neat to teach different generations of students. He also shares how technological advancements impact learning.

      • Lynette Eash

        Reporter, Monica Murphy, speaks with Lynette about her plans after 8th grade.

        Reporter, Monica Murphy, speaks with Lynette about her plans after 8th grade.

      • Payton Oliver

        Payton shares about the culture of Westview.

        Payton shares about the culture of Westview.

      • Westview Jr. Sr. High School

        Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their educatio... (Show More)

        Westview Jr. Sr. High School has a large percentage of Amish students who will finish their education at the 8th grade. Educators had to figure out how to best prepare these students for their life after school.

      • Science 2 Go Bus

        The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of... (Show More)

        The Science to Go Bus is a field trip on wheels. It gives students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and experience hands-on learning.

      • ETHOS Science Center

        ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to conne... (Show More)

        ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

    • ETHOS Science Center

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      • Gary McAllister

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the visio... (Show More)

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the vision, and origins of ETHOS Science Center.

      • Dee Dee McAllister

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

      • Sam Wruble

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

  • January 18th, 2017

    Airdate: January 18, 2017

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr.... (Show More)

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr. John Gallagher at Bashor Children’s Home in Goshen, Indiana. We also attended a public forum titled, “What will we lose if we lose public education?” and the community luncheon at the MLK Jr. Recreation Center in South Bend, Indiana.

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        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.

      • Mental Health Story, #3

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend whe... (Show More)

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

      • 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?”

      • Mental Health Story, #4

        Amy Rosen specializes in childhood mental health and trauma. She shared her insight with reporter, M... (Show More)

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

    • 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.

    • Mental Health Story, #3

      John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and... (Show More)

      John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

      • John Gallagher, Ph.D.

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend whe... (Show More)

        John Gallagher, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of social work at Indiana University South Bend where he teachers in the mental health and addictions concentration. He has practiced mental health and addictions counseling for 15 years. He sat down with reporter, Monica Murphy, for an in-depth interview on drug abuse, suicide, and overall mental health.

    • 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?”

      • 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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      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.

      • Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

      • 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.

      • Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., says that the responsibility to deal with traumatic experiences has fallen on ... (Show More)

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., says that the responsibility to deal with traumatic experiences has fallen on teachers. This, she says, is not their responsibility. She is working with a collaborative team of experts to address overall health in children.

    • Mental Health Story, #2

      Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Michael Deranek

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood tr... (Show More)

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Mental Health Story, #2

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood tr... (Show More)

        Michael Deranek sits down for an in-depth interview with reporter, Monica Murphy, about childhood trauma. Mike shares how trauma impacts the brain.

      • Mental Health Story, #1

        Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, socia... (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.

  • 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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      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      • Luis Herrera Jr.

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning m... (Show More)

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning more interesting.

      • Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.

      • Geoff Scheetz

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individ... (Show More)

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individualized, and helps students thrive. His students at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth, Indiana are soaring.

      • Mason Young

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

      • Zane Cooper

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go fu... (Show More)

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go further in the classroom.

    • Representative Dave Pagel

      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 sc... (Show More)

      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.

      • Plymouth Schools

        We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impactin... (Show More)

        We speak with Plymouth Schools about the use of technology in the classroom and how this is impacting learning.

      • Representative Dave Pagel

        Representative Dave Pagel is in his second term representing the 78th District in Lansing and he too... (Show More)

        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.

  • 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 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • December 21st, 2016

    Airdate: December 21, 2016

    This week we speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and visit MLK STEAM Academy and the Benton Harbor High School library. We also revisit a service project at Goshen Col... (Show More)

    This week we speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and visit MLK STEAM Academy and the Benton Harbor High School library. We also revisit a service project at Goshen College and St. Joe CEO in South Bend, Indiana.

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    • MLK STEAM Academy

      We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school... (Show More)

      We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school system. We also visit one of her schools, MLK STEAM Academy, to learn more about the awards celebration and their approach to tackling behavior.

      • Ma'Khyia Allen

        Ma'Khyia Allen, at MLK STEAM Academy, is eager to win an award for good behavior and explains how it... (Show More)

        Ma'Khyia Allen, at MLK STEAM Academy, is eager to win an award for good behavior and explains how it works.

      • Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., of Benton Harbor, discusses the split up of grades, the changes in the schools... (Show More)

        Shelly Walker, Ed.D., of Benton Harbor, discusses the split up of grades, the changes in the schools, Pre-K education, and her perspective after almost a year on the job.

      • John David VanDyke, Ed.D.

        John David VanDyke,Ed.D., at MLK STEAM Academy, has a passion to see students thrive. He discusses t... (Show More)

        John David VanDyke,Ed.D., at MLK STEAM Academy, has a passion to see students thrive. He discusses the awards ceremony, which takes place once a month and recognizes good behavior, and mentions statistics proving student success.

      • Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera

        Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera, at MLK STEAM Academy, shares how students receive an award for good behavi... (Show More)

        Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera, at MLK STEAM Academy, shares how students receive an award for good behavior.

      • Demario Alexander

        Demario Alexander, at MLK STEAM Academy, talks to us about winning an award for good behavior. He sa... (Show More)

        Demario Alexander, at MLK STEAM Academy, talks to us about winning an award for good behavior. He says that “being good,” is one way to win the award.

      • MLK STEAM Academy

        We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has ... (Show More)

        We speak to Dr. Shelly Walker, superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, about the successes she has seen after one year on the job. She speaks candidly about the positives and challenges in the school system. We also visit one of her schools, MLK STEAM Academy, to learn more about the awards celebration and their approach to tackling behavior.

  • December 14th, 2016

    Airdate: December 14, 2016

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts ... (Show More)

    Last week we spoke with schools about the STEAM and STEM programs. This week we highlight a nonprofit, OrthoWorx, who supports STEM-focused approaches to learning. We also visit the “Success Starts Early” seminar in South Bend, Indiana, the Berrien County Health Department, and we covered a special event at Grissom Middle School.

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    • Berrien County Health Department

      We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      • Karen Kortebein

        Karen Kortebein, at the Berrien County Health Department, talks about her personal experience being ... (Show More)

        Karen Kortebein, at the Berrien County Health Department, talks about her personal experience being a nurse in the schools and the consequences of an increasing nurse shortage.

      • Kerri Teachout

        Kerri Teachout, at the Berrien County Health Department, shares the substance abuse training she doe... (Show More)

        Kerri Teachout, at the Berrien County Health Department, shares the substance abuse training she does in the schools and how it is getting harder for teachers to fit this into their curriculums.

      • Gillian Conrad

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        Gillian Conrad, at the Berrien County Health Department, discusses public health education and the shortage of nurses.

      • Berrien County Health Department

        We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses an... (Show More)

        We spoke with the Berrien County Health Department about the increasing shortage of school nurses and health curriculum in our schools.

      • OrthoWorx

        OrthoWorx in Warsaw, IN, is investing in education, preparing students to become young professionals... (Show More)

        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.

    • OrthoWorx

      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 educ... (Show More)

      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.

      • Brad Bishop

        Brad Bishop, at OrthoWorx, discusses the importance of investing in student success from kindergarte... (Show More)

        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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    • STEM with SASS

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      • Allison McLean

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology,... (Show More)

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was happy to host, “STEM with SASS,” at the Elkhart Public Library.

      • Sahara Smith

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        Sahara Smith is an ordinary girl with a love for coding. She founded, “STEM with SASS,” to help other students learn coding.

      • Tracy Smith

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She s... (Show More)

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She says that coding benefits students in many ways.

    • STEM in Warsaw

      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 S... (Show More)

      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.

      • David Burden

        David Burden, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses STEM education and some of the projects that stu... (Show More)

        David Burden, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses STEM education and some of the projects that students partake in.

      • Var Bobba

        Var Bobba, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses his project for a competition coming up. A STEM edu... (Show More)

        Var Bobba, at Washington STEM Academy, discusses his project for a competition coming up. A STEM education makes Var excited about learning.

      • Aynsley Patton

        Aynsley Patton, at Washington STEM Academy, shares about parents’ involvement in STEM and a Native... (Show More)

        Aynsley Patton, at Washington STEM Academy, shares about parents’ involvement in STEM and a Native American project that her students participated in with fifth graders.

      • Gary Hawblitzel

        Gary Hawblitzel, at Washington STEM Academy, shares that “failure is an option” and that student... (Show More)

        Gary Hawblitzel, at Washington STEM Academy, shares that “failure is an option” and that students learn best by experiential learning.

      • Christi Overman

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        Christi Overman, at Washington STEM Academy, believes that students gain awareness by understanding other cultures.

      • Tom Ray

        Tom Ray, at Washington STEM Academy, says that it is important to adapt to the changes of the 21st C... (Show More)

        Tom Ray, at Washington STEM Academy, says that it is important to adapt to the changes of the 21st Century and believes that a STEM education gives students workforce readiness.

      • Scott Fetters

        Scott Fetters enjoys partnering with students at Washington STEM Academy. He provides students with ... (Show More)

        Scott Fetters enjoys partnering with students at Washington STEM Academy. He provides students with a hands-on approach to learning and it saved Scott $5,000.

    • Roosevelt STEAM Academy

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM educ... (Show More)

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM education, have provided students opportunities to take ownership in their learning. Roosevelt STEAM Academy is the first STEAM Academy in Elkhart, Indiana. Students are more optimistic and show a love for learning.

      • Katherine Manzanares

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

      • Tessa Sutton

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

      • Chris Beyer

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she ... (Show More)

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she has seen in her student.

      • Nathan Geise

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands... (Show More)

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands-on approach to learning and improves focus.

      • Howard Edwards

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accredita... (Show More)

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accreditation.

      • Harold Walt

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behav... (Show More)

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behavior is improving since incorporating music into their curriculum.

      • Alvernon Mitchell

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to l... (Show More)

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to learn and has big plans for the future.

      • STEM in Warsaw

        Washington STEM Academy is a certified STEM school, which focuses on reading and writing. Edgewood M... (Show More)

        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.

      • STEM with SASS

        STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

        STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

  • November 30th, 2016

    Airdate: November 30, 2016

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear ... (Show More)

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear from Dr. Kenneth Spells, the new superintendent of the South Bend Community Schools Corporation.

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      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards fo... (Show More)

      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards for music. Engaging in music fosters teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, and improves focus.

      • Leo Castro

        Leo Castro, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, discusses how the Drum2Change... (Show More)

        Leo Castro, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, discusses how the Drum2Change program has impacted his life.

      • Dawn Ashton

        Dawn Ashton explains the Drum2Change program and its benefit on students’ success and overall deve... (Show More)

        Dawn Ashton explains the Drum2Change program and its benefit on students’ success and overall development.

      • Janessa Jackson

        Janessa Jackson, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains how food is inc... (Show More)

        Janessa Jackson, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains how food is incorporated into music.

      • Aaron Fabian

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        Aaron Fabian, participant in Drum2Change at Hawthorne Elementary School, explains that this program has helped him become more focused.

      • Drum2Change

        Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, b... (Show More)

        Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards for music. Engaging in music fosters teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, and improves focus.

  • 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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    • 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.

      • 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 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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    • Plymouth Schools

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-... (Show More)

      Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-one learning is making a teacher’s jobs harder, while others say it’s transforming education for the better.

      • Dan Tyree

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning co... (Show More)

        Superintendent, Dan Tyree, discusses how Plymouth Schools have incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system.

      • Geoff Scheetz

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individ... (Show More)

        Geoff Scheetz says that the use of technology has changed teacher roles, makes learning more individualized, and helps students thrive. His students at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth, Indiana are soaring.

      • Luis Herrera Jr.

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning m... (Show More)

        Luis Herrera Jr., student at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology has made learning more interesting.

      • Mason Young

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

        Mason Young shows reporter, Monica Murphy, how technology works in the classroom.

      • Zane Cooper

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go fu... (Show More)

        Zane Cooper, teacher at Riverside Intermediate School, says that technology allows students to go further in the classroom.

    • Early Learning Center

      The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry ... (Show More)

      The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students.

      • Peggy DeLanghe

        Technology can present negative outcomes such as behavioral issues, and impede socialization and lan... (Show More)

        Technology can present negative outcomes such as behavioral issues, and impede socialization and language development. According to Peggy DeLanghe, teacher at the Early Learning Center, it is all about balance.

      • Chris Whitmire

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early c... (Show More)

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students. Chris Whitmire, principal at the Early Learning Center, here in Granger, says technology needs to be used appropriately, considering a child’s developmental level.

      • Plymouth Schools

        Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, wh... (Show More)

        Plymouth Schools have recently incorporated a one-to-one learning concept in their school system, which gives each student their own device for individualized learning. Some educators say that one-to-one learning is making a teacher’s jobs harder, while others say it’s transforming education for the better.

      • Early Learning Center

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early c... (Show More)

        The Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church has incorporated technology into their early childhood programs. While some advocate that technology can promote effective learning, others worry about the negative impacts on younger students.

  • November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

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

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

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    • Blue Ribbon Schools

      The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps. To qualify for application, ... (Show More)

      The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps. To qualify for application, schools must be in the top 15% of statewide testing scores. We spoke with educators and students at Meadow's Edge Elementary School, Prairie Vista Elementary School, and Saint Pius X Catholic School.

      • Sharon Obert

        Sharon Obert, teacher at Meadow’s Edge, speaks out about the supportive community and how students... (Show More)

        Sharon Obert, teacher at Meadow’s Edge, speaks out about the supportive community and how students are thriving in the classroom.

      • Keely Twibell

        Keely Twibell, principal at Prairie Vista Elementary School, says that The National Blue Ribbon Scho... (Show More)

        Keely Twibell, principal at Prairie Vista Elementary School, says that The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or on their progress in closing achievement gaps.

      • Jason Snyder

        A perception exists that schools that win the Blue Ribbon Award or other achievements are those with... (Show More)

        A perception exists that schools that win the Blue Ribbon Award or other achievements are those with resources and funding. However, we learned from Jason Snyder, principal at Meadow’s Edge Elementary School, that this is not always the case.

      • Elaine Holmes

        Elaine Holmes, principal at Saint Pius X Catholic School, speaks about the process of receiving a Bl... (Show More)

        Elaine Holmes, principal at Saint Pius X Catholic School, speaks about the process of receiving a Blue Ribbon Award and shares that all schools have potential to earn this.

      • Cathi Gage

        Cathi Gage, teacher at Prairie Vista Elementary School, speaks about the culture of her school and h... (Show More)

        Cathi Gage, teacher at Prairie Vista Elementary School, speaks about the culture of her school and how students come ready to learn.

      • Vincent Muriithi

        Student, Vincent Muriithi, says that the teachers at Meadow's Edge Elementary School care about them... (Show More)

        Student, Vincent Muriithi, says that the teachers at Meadow's Edge Elementary School care about them.

      • 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.

      • Elkhart Community School Corporation

        Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controv... (Show More)

        Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Following a public forum last week with over 20 voices from the community, the plan was approved to move forward by a vote of 6-1.

    • Elkhart Community School Corporation

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Follow... (Show More)

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Following a public forum last week with over 20 voices from the community, the plan was approved to move forward by a vote of 6-1.

      • Robert Haworth, Ph.D.

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students... (Show More)

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students’ success.

      • Dwayne Fahrenkrog

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.

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