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  • October 4th, 2017

    Airdate: October 4, 2017

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

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

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      • Lewis Cass Career Academy

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

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

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

      • Clay High School's Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program

        Clay High School offers a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet program for students in drama, dance,... (Show More)

        Clay High School offers a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet program for students in drama, dance, music, and more.

  • September 27th, 2017

    Airdate: September 27, 2017

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

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

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  • August 30th, 2017

    Airdate: August 30, 2017

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

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

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  • August 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 14th, 2017

    Airdate: June 14, 2017

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

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

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  • May 31st, 2017

    Airdate: May 31, 2017

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We also explore Krueger Outdoor Environmental Science Center at Michigan City, Indiana, and revisit the Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College.

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      • Riley High School Hosts Innovation Fair

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

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

  • May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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      • Therapy dog changing Niles High School for the better

        Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on ... (Show More)

        Niles High School has a certified therapy dog, Derby, who’s had an extraordinary impact on students and faculty.

      • ISTEP Test to be Replaced with ILEARN

        Educational experts and students speak about the challenges from the ISTEP test and what changes ... (Show More)

        Educational experts and students speak about the challenges from the ISTEP test and what changes they would like to see in the new ILEARN test.

  • May 17th, 2017

    Airdate: May 17, 2017

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art ... (Show More)

    This week we attend the Week of Code celebration in Michigan City and the Wonder Babies program in Plymouth. We also talk to Kalina Bertman, who placed third in Notre Dame’s Living Worlds Space Art Contest and check out The Globe, a student run radio station in Goshen.

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      • Michigan City's Week of Coding Celebration

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

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

  • May 10th, 2017

    Airdate: May 10, 2017

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indi... (Show More)

    This week we attend community events in South Bend to learn about empathy in children and watch teachers play basketball for a school fundraiser. We also visit Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, to learn about students’ experience in a world robotics championship and re-visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s wind turbine.

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      • Teaching children how to be empathetic

        Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. ... (Show More)

        Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” discusses the importance of cultivating empathy in children.

  • May 3rd, 2017

    Airdate: May 3, 2017

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elemen... (Show More)

    This week we learn about Indiana’s new Pre-K expansion plan, and visit Washington High School and IU South Bend. We also check out the Taste of Michiana event in South Bend and the Running is Elementary race in Mishawaka.

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  • April 26th, 2017

    Airdate: April 26, 2017

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Port... (Show More)

    People gathered for March for Science demonstrations across the country. Karishma Desai spoke to scientists and community members at the South Bend March for Science. Karishma also attends the La Porte High School's One-to-World Initiative Kickoff where teachers received Chromebooks. The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County offers stimulating courses for senior citizens. Monica Murphy, speaks with participants about the benefits of lifelong learning. Monica also visits Northside Child Development Center to learn about trainings for school readiness.

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    • Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

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

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

      • Tina Horvath

        Tina Horvath is a health sciences medical magnet teacher.

        Tina Horvath is a health sciences medical magnet teacher.

      • Amaanilee and Lynette

        Amaanilee and Lynette are freshmen at Washington High School and are on the Project Lead the Way - B... (Show More)

        Amaanilee and Lynette are freshmen at Washington High School and are on the Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science pathway.

      • Arielle McWilliams

        Arielle McWilliams is a freshman at Washington High School and is on the Project Lead the Way - Biom... (Show More)

        Arielle McWilliams is a freshman at Washington High School and is on the Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science pathway.

      • Byron Sanders

        Byron Sanders is the principal of Washington High School.

        Byron Sanders is the principal of Washington High School.

      • Nathan Glaser

        Nathan Glaser is a Washington High student studying the Early College Pathway.

        Nathan Glaser is a Washington High student studying the Early College Pathway.

      • Alejandra Escobedo

        Alejandra Escobedo is a senior at Washington High School who is on the Early College pathway.

        Alejandra Escobedo is a senior at Washington High School who is on the Early College pathway.

      • Susan Rathwick

        Susan Rathwick is the head of the science department at Washington High School and the PLTW Lead.

        Susan Rathwick is the head of the science department at Washington High School and the PLTW Lead.

    • 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.

      • Averee Tuholski

        Averee is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Averee is a freshman at La Porte High School.

      • Amanda Muller

        Amanda Muller is an Instructional Data Coach it La Porte, Indiana.

        Amanda Muller is an Instructional Data Coach it La Porte, Indiana.

      • Marcin Kryczka

        Marcin Kryczka is a student at La Porte High School. He seeks to become a Chromebook Support Intern.

        Marcin Kryczka is a student at La Porte High School. He seeks to become a Chromebook Support Intern.

      • Danielle Martz

        Danielle Martz is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Danielle Martz is a freshman at La Porte High School.

      • Erin Parker

        Erin Parker is a freshman at La Porte High School.

        Erin Parker is a freshman at La Porte High School.

      • 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.

      • Ben Tonagel

        Ben Tonagel is the principal of La Porte High School.

        Ben Tonagel is the principal of La Porte High School.

  • 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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      • John Place

        This week we sit down with John Place, president of Ancon Construction, to learn about his company... (Show More)

        This week we sit down with John Place, president of Ancon Construction, to learn about his company’s involvement with the Elkhart Area Career Center. We also learn about their initiative to increase students’ wages after earning the Governor’s Work Ethic Certification.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • April 5th, 2017

    Airdate: April 5, 2017

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. W... (Show More)

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. We also visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation in Akron, Indiana, and the Elkhart Area Career Center.

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    • Elkhart Area Career Center

      The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      • Nyle McClellan

        Nyle talks to us about his experience in the welding program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

        Nyle talks to us about his experience in the welding program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Margarita McClain

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

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

      • Aleece Wininger

        Aleece Wininger is preparing food as part of the first-year culinary program.

        Aleece Wininger is preparing food as part of the first-year culinary program.

      • Jillian Hoover

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

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

      • Matt Webiansky

        Matt Webiansky talks about why the Elkhart Area Career Center was founded and programs offered.

        Matt Webiansky talks about why the Elkhart Area Career Center was founded and programs offered.

      • Blake Landon

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

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

      • Jessica Gutierrez

        Jessica Gutierrez is preparing food as part of the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Cente... (Show More)

        Jessica Gutierrez is preparing food as part of the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Alondra Rodriguez

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

        Alondra Rodriguez is in the culinary program. She talks about the difference between the first year and second year program and what she's learning!

      • John Kraus

        John Kraus is passionate about welding. He shares more about the welding program offered through the... (Show More)

        John Kraus is passionate about welding. He shares more about the welding program offered through the Elkhart Area Career Center.

      • Kira Goudy

        Kira Goudy helps prepare a meal for an advisory board. She spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about... (Show More)

        Kira Goudy helps prepare a meal for an advisory board. She spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about her experience in the culinary program.

      • Peter Pica

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

        Peter Pica is passionate about the culinary program at the Elkhart Area Career Center. He teaches first-year students.

      • Elkhart Area Career Center

        The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph... (Show More)

        The Elkhart Area Career Center offers specialized programs for students in Elkhart County, St Joseph County, Marshall County, and Cass County who are in their junior and senior years of high school.

      • Fun Facts: Wind Energy

        Get ready to be blown away with these facts on wind energy.

        Get ready to be blown away with these facts on wind energy.

      • Tippecanoe Valley Schools Run on Wind Energy

        Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintenden... (Show More)

        Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to switch to alternative energy.

    • Tippecanoe Valley Schools Run on Wind Energy

      Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to swit... (Show More)

      Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation's middle and high schools run on wind energy. The superintendent, as well as faculty and staff members speak on the benefits and why they made the decision to switch to alternative energy.

      • Todd Glenn

        Todd Glenn is the maintenance director for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

        Todd Glenn is the maintenance director for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

      • Brett Boggs

        Brett Boggs is the superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

        Brett Boggs is the superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

  • 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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    • Project SEARCH

      The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

      The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

      • Ken Schroeder

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with dis... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. Intern, Ken Schroeder, shares his experience.

      • David Harshbarger

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with dis... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. David shares his experience.

      • Julie Elliott

        Julie Elliott shares her involvement with Project SEARCH.

        Julie Elliott shares her involvement with Project SEARCH.

      • Ken Fetke

        Instructor, Ken Fetke, talks about his passion for Project SEARCH.

        Instructor, Ken Fetke, talks about his passion for Project SEARCH.

      • Erin Wright

        Erin Wright shares why Project SEARCH was founded and some of the initiatives behind this program.

        Erin Wright shares why Project SEARCH was founded and some of the initiatives behind this program.

      • Janis Wold

        Janis Wold is passionate about working with students. She shares her experience with Project SEARCH.

        Janis Wold is passionate about working with students. She shares her experience with Project SEARCH.

      • Craig Kuhn

        Craig Kuhn shares more about the community partnerships and goals of Project SEARCH.

        Craig Kuhn shares more about the community partnerships and goals of Project SEARCH.

      • Craig Blasko

        Supervisor of Ancillary Services & Programs, Craig Blasko, shares his thoughts on Project SEARCH.

        Supervisor of Ancillary Services & Programs, Craig Blasko, shares his thoughts on Project SEARCH.

      • David Harshbarger

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with dis... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year internship for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. David shares his experience.

      • John Adams High School Offers World-Class Education

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

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

      • Dr. David Moss

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

        Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiatives.

      • Project SEARCH

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for st... (Show More)

        The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program offers a one-year school-to-work internship for students with disabilities.

    • Dr. David Moss

      Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiati... (Show More)

      Dr. David Moss is the Director of African-American Student and Parental Services at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sat down with him to discuss his many initiatives.

      • David Moss, Ph.D.

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

        Dr. Moss’s initiatives include implementing programs offered to students and parents, finding ways to stimulate more communication, and offering professional development for teachers. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sits down with him to discuss more.

  • March 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: March 22, 2017

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elem... (Show More)

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka and visit the youth art exhibit at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart.

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    • The South Bend Task Force

      The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this i... (Show More)

      The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the South Bend Youth Task Force and shares why it's important to have young people engage in conversation and city government.

      • Cherri Peate

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

        Cherri Peate, who serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the office of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, says that we cannot serve youth properly if their voices are not present in the conversation.

      • The South Bend Task Force

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

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

      • The South Bend Task Force 2

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

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

    • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      • Kelly Harrington

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

      • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

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

        At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      • Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

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

        At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

  • March 15th, 2017

    Airdate: March 15, 2017

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with... (Show More)

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with students at Bethany Christian Schools about their upcoming speech competition.

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    • Hannah & Friends

      Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educational programs for individuals once they turn 22. They believe that everybody deserves the right to ... (Show More)

      Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educational programs for individuals once they turn 22. They believe that everybody deserves the right to dignity and happiness. Tiffani Amberg is the spokesperson for Hannah & Friends and she shares more.

      • 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.

      • 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..

      • 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.

      • Speech Competition

        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyon... (Show More)

        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School.

    • Speech Competition

      Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualifie... (Show More)

      Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School.

      • Hannah Yeakey

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forens... (Show More)

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Hannah Yeakey finished 15th in both international extemporaneous speaking and original oratory.

      • Alistair Tollar

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forens... (Show More)

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Alistair shares his excitement and discusses how real-world communication is more effective than communicating via technology.

      • Philip Krabill

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forens... (Show More)

        Bethany Christian High School speakers took fifth place in Class A at the Indiana High School Forensics Association State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on Saturday. Philip shares his experience.

      • Michael Yeakey

        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyon... (Show More)

        Students at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, learn how to make their voices heard beyond using their cellphones. They have an amazing speech team here and seven of their students qualified for the state competition in Indianapolis at Fishers High School. Students at Bethany Christian Schools are an exception. Speech coach, Michael Yeakey, teaches students how to become effective communicators and critical thinkers.

  • 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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      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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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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      • Highlighting Teacher

        Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "k... (Show More)

        Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      • 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.

    • Highlighting Teacher

      Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      Mrs. McKew has been teaching at Saint Joseph High School for nine years. Students say that her "kindness and warmth" makes all the difference.

      • Braden Kaniewski

        Braden is a freshman at Saint Joe and shares how Mrs. McKew has made this transition comforting.

        Braden is a freshman at Saint Joe and shares how Mrs. McKew has made this transition comforting.

      • Marguerite Jay

        Marguerite speaks about the impact that Mrs. McKew has had on her success.

        Marguerite speaks about the impact that Mrs. McKew has had on her success.

      • Jeanette McKew

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        Many students say that teacher, Jeanette McKew, radiates human kindness and is a positive role model. We highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students.

      • Grace Horan

        Grace Horan shares how Mrs. McKew has impacted her life.

        Grace Horan shares how Mrs. McKew has impacted her life.

      • Jack Thomas

        Jack Thomas says that Mrs. McKew is "profound." He also says that her kindness and selflessness impa... (Show More)

        Jack Thomas says that Mrs. McKew is "profound." He also says that her kindness and selflessness impacts students.

      • Lexi Goy

        Lexi Goy says that Mrs. McKew always has a smile on her face and will leave a profound legacy.

        Lexi Goy says that Mrs. McKew always has a smile on her face and will leave a profound legacy.

  • February 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: February 22, 2017

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Hear... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Heart event, and IU South Bend to learn about veterans and the college process.

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      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.

      • 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!

      • Christy Burgess

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        Christy Burgess is passionate about serving students. She shares the history of the Center and the programs they offer.

    • 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.

      • Lady Panthers

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        The Lady Panthers participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. They believe that giving back and being a role model is important.

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        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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      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their l... (Show More)

      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their lives have been changed since coming to The Crossing. Hope is possible! For more information visit: https://www.crossingeducation.com/?v=4096ee8eef7d

      • Summer Scheetz

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

      • Stephanie Hughes

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

      • Andrew Shumaker

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gott... (Show More)

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gotten out of his shell and is flourishing.

      • Rob Staley

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the... (Show More)

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face.

    • 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

      • Chad Johnston

        Chad Johnston speaks about Kathy Kennedy's leadership and impact.

        Chad Johnston speaks about Kathy Kennedy's leadership and impact.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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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      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

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        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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      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

      • Dominic Nisley

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

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

      • Paul Clingenpeel

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        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.

      • Lukas Beyerlein

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

      • Bonnie Elder

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        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.

      • ETHOS Science Center

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        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

      • ACE Program

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

    • ACE Program

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

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

      • Nicole Stelle Garnett

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

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

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

  • January 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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      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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • January 18th, 2017

    Airdate: January 18, 2017

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

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

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        School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community 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, #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.

      • 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

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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.

    • 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.

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        Stuart Greene, Ph.D., believes that we need to strengthen public schools. He discusses what motivates school choice, and the consequences of losing neighborhood schools.

      • Darryl Heller, Ph.D.

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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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      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.

    • Mental Health Story, #1

      Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, social factors that determine educational outcomes, and the responsibility placed on teachers to currentl... (Show More)

      Ann Rosen, Gillian Conrad, and Dr. Shelly Walker talk to us about trauma in the school system, social factors that determine educational outcomes, and the responsibility placed on teachers to currently address mental health behaviors.

      • Ann Rosen

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches a... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches are not effective when working with traumatized children.

      • Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

  • 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 impactin... (Show More)

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

      • The Excel Center

        Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? T... (Show More)

        Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

    • The Excel Center

      Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

      Did you know that there are roughly 24,000 people in St. Joe County without a high school diploma? The Excel Center in South Bend, Indiana helps individuals reclaim education goals and succession.

      • Randy Beachy

        Randy Beachy, at The Excel Center, shares the mission, vision, and overall purpose. He says that 24,... (Show More)

        Randy Beachy, at The Excel Center, shares the mission, vision, and overall purpose. He says that 24,000 people within Saint Joe County are without a high school diploma.

      • Mike Gallo

        Mike Gallo, at The Excel Center, shares classroom approaches to learning and a project that his stud... (Show More)

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

      • Whitney Parkes

        Whitney Parkes, a student at The Excel Center, discusses her personal journey and how this experienc... (Show More)

        Whitney Parkes, a student at The Excel Center, discusses her personal journey and how this experience has impacted her life for the better.

      • Hebly Rodriguez

        Hebly Rodriguez, a student at The Excel Center, shares how this program has benefited her and says t... (Show More)

        Hebly Rodriguez, a student at The Excel Center, shares how this program has benefited her and says that her kids were the biggest motivation to getting this diploma.

      • Jess Lacay

        Jess Lacay, at The Excel Center, says that life coaching is mostly about encouraging students to kee... (Show More)

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

    • Plymouth Schools

      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.

      • 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.

      • Megan Orr

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Ply... (Show More)

        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Plymouth High School are benefiting.

      • Amy Schmeltz

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        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, and how to find a healthy balance between life and screen tine.

      • Taylor Drake

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        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her editing role.

      • Jordan Brown

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspectiv... (Show More)

        Jordan Brown, student at Lincoln Jr. High School, discusses technology use from a student perspective.

    • 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.

  • 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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      Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

      Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

      • Madeleine McTigue

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        Madeleine McTigue, student St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of your comfort zone is important.

      • Michael Anthony

        Michael Anthony, student St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

        Michael Anthony, student St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

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        A mother talks about her son’s journey in St. Joe CEO and discusses his growing passion for business.

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        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups and her experience involving St. Joe CEO.

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        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and area businesses.

    • Benton Harbor High School (BHHS) Library

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      It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A group of volunteers decided to take initiative to keep the Benton Harbor High School library open, and have been dedicated to this mission ever since.

      • Enid Goldstein

        Enid Goldstein is a volunteer at the BHHS Library. She says that keeping the library open is essenti... (Show More)

        Enid Goldstein is a volunteer at the BHHS Library. She says that keeping the library open is essential because it enhances success.

      • Benton Harbor High School (BHHS) Library

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        It’s great to see examples of community members who pour into students’ success and education. A group of volunteers decided to take initiative to keep the Benton Harbor High School library open, and have been dedicated to this mission ever since.

      • St. Joe CEO

        Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

        Those involved in St. Joe CEO share their insight on the program and how it has shaped them.

      • MLK STEAM Academy

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        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.

    • 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.

      • Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

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        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.

      • 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.

  • December 14th, 2016

    Airdate: December 14, 2016

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

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

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

      • Berrien County Health Department

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

    • 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

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        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

        Gillian Conrad, at the Berrien County Health Department, discusses public health education and the s... (Show More)

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

    • 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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      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.

      • Rose Love

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        Rose Love, at Warsaw High School, believes that she has grown as a teacher and says that STEM classes allow students to think creatively and own their learning.

      • Ben Barkey

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        Ben Barkey, at Warsaw High School, says that STEM classes offer a unique way of learning and looks past traditional models.

      • Izzy Ray

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        Izzy Ray, at Warsaw High School, discusses her personal journey with STEM and believes she has a bright future.

      • STEM in Warsaw

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

  • November 23rd, 2016

    Airdate: November 23, 2016

    This week we learn how St. Joe CEO and the partnership between the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland High School are spurring innovation. We also explore community service ... (Show More)

    This week we learn how St. Joe CEO and the partnership between the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and Lakeland High School are spurring innovation. We also explore community service involvement at Goshen College and Saint Joseph High School.

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      St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

      St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

      • Catlin Courtney

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        Courtney, a St. Joe CEO investor, tells our reporter about the collaborative workspace for startups and her experience involving St. Joe CEO.

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        Madeleine McTigue, student in St. Joe CEO, talks about her personal growth and why stepping out of your comfort zone is important.

      • Michael Anthony

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        Michael Anthony, student in St. Joe CEO, shares his experience and interest in business.

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      Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students participate in many community service projects including their annual Thanksgiving H.O.P.E food drive.

      • Tanya Mead

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        Tanya Mead explains the H.O.P.E. food drive at Saint Joseph High School and shares that it is an opportunity to serve the community and live their Catholic identity.

      • Riley Fraleigh

        Saint Joseph High School student, Riley Fraleigh, shares that helping those in need is important.

        Saint Joseph High School student, Riley Fraleigh, shares that helping those in need is important.

      • Caroline Bueno

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        Saint Joseph High School student, Caroline Bueno, discusses the benefits of community service and how it helps her become more humble.

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        Saint Joseph High School student, Natalie Klima, says that community service can be accomplished in many ways. She loves going “above and beyond.”

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        St. Joe CEO gives high school students the freedom and opportunity to take risks. Students learn innovative business concepts to enhance their future.

      • Lakeland High School

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

      • Saint Joseph High School

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        Saint Joseph High School in South Bend is committed to service. Throughout the year students participate in many community service projects including their annual Thanksgiving H.O.P.E food drive.

    • Lakeland High School

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

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

      • Ryne Krock

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        Ryne Krock believes that investing in high school students is important. He says that the Launch Lagrange County Entrepreneurship Challenge experience has been great for students. He also believes that investing in students at Lakeland High School has paid off.

      • Nolan Isaacs and Manuel Rangel

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        Nolan Isaacs, student at Lakeland High School, now believes that he has skills to become an entrepreneur. Manuel Rangel shares his experience, too.

      • AJ Dorough

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        AJ Dorough, student at Lakeland High School, discusses his experience in the Launch Lagrange County Entrepreneurship Challenge. He came up with a business concept and won.

      • Eva Merkel, Ed.D.

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        Eva Merkel, Ed.D., believes that many students are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. A part of their program encourages collaboration and work ethic.

  • November 16th, 2016

    Airdate: November 17, 2016

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University ... (Show More)

    It’s important that high-quality educational programs provide safe environments, and enhance student development and achievement. This week we visited the education department at Indiana University South Bend, Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, and Southside School in Niles, Michigan.

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

      • Diane Curry

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

        Diane Curry, at Southside School, discusses the “Safe and Civil Schools” concept.

      • Ashley Zindrick

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

        Ashley Zindrick, at Southside School, talks about the points that students earn for good behavior.

      • Kirsten Hughey

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and sha... (Show More)

        Kirsten Hughey, at Southside School, mentions the prevocational program offered at Southside and shares how they are trying to create a positive culture around the school.

      • John Worley

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        John Worley, at Southside School, shares his personal journey and how this school has improved his life.

      • Melissa Troup

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        Melissa Troup, at Southside School, discusses how they adopt guidelines and expectations for student success.

      • Kim Avance, MSW

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        Kim Avance, at Southside School, shares about the celebrations that they do for students and how they teach students to be more positive.

      • Southside School

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

  • November 9th, 2016

    Airdate: November 9, 2016

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in P... (Show More)

    Students are growing up in a rapidly changing digital age, and to see how technology is being utilized in the classroom, we visited the Early Learning Center in Granger, Indiana, Plymouth Schools in Plymouth, Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana.

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      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.

      • Megan Orr

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        Megan Orr says that although teaching with technology is new for her, she feels that students at Plymouth High School are benefiting.

      • Taylor Drake

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        Taylor Drake, student at Plymouth High School, believes that the use of technology has helped in her editing role.

      • Amy Schmeltz

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        Amy Schmeltz, teacher at Plymouth High School, shares how technology use has impacted her students, and how to find a healthy balance between life and screen tine.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

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

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

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      Elkhart Community 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.

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

      • Elkhart Community School Corporation

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        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.

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