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April 7th, 2021
Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educational exhibit in Benton Harbor that connects Michigan to Cuba through a sculptor and imagination. Learn what 20% Time is and how free time can cultivate growth in students. School Without Walls is a program in Elkhart that is empowering students and their success in education. See how Hoosier Talent Network connects employers and potential employees and skills.
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The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and ways it can be applied.
Hoosier Talent Network
The Hoosier Talent Network is a new way for employers and potential employees to connect. Job seekers are able to post what their skills while employers can search by what skills they need a person to have. It all serves as a way to create a larger talent pool and find the best employment opportunities.
Elkhart's School Without Walls
The School Without Walls in Elkhart, is a place where students within the Elkhart School District are able to get their education in a less traditional way. They pride themselves on individualized learning, and a flexible schedule for students. This is their way of being realistic and practical about the modern needs of students, while also ensuring that they are constantly making strides towards graduation and higher education.
Ernest Hemingway Project
The Ernest Hemingway project aims to help people learn more about this legendary author, but also informing the Benton Harbor community about his roots in Cuba. This is all in an effort to educate and inform people about his life and the influence Cuba had on his writings. As well as inspire people to travel more.