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    July 22nd, 2020

    Airdate: July 22, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana looks for the best in local education programs and resources from pre-k through lifelong learning. This week find our how "Coffee With a Purpose" is a program through Jobs fo... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana looks for the best in local education programs and resources from pre-k through lifelong learning. This week find our how "Coffee With a Purpose" is a program through Jobs for Michigan's Graduates in getting real conversations started. The Applied Internship Program is a South Bend-Elkhart program teaching students about start-ups and entrepreneurship. The Merry Lea Summer session through Goshen College connects students to nature and gives teachers the tools the bring nature into their classrooms. The University of Notre Dame teaches equity in the workplace making the environment welcoming, fair and impartial.

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      Coffee with a Purpose

      Job's for Michigan's Graduates and Youth Solutions works to provide high school students with the tools they need to find success. Academics are important, but so is finding a safe place to discuss di... (Show More)

      Job's for Michigan's Graduates and Youth Solutions works to provide high school students with the tools they need to find success. Academics are important, but so is finding a safe place to discuss different topics. Through Coffee with a Purpose, they're creating a forum where people can take part in open discussion.

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    May 20th, 2020

    Airdate: May 20, 2020

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it ... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it take to become Youth of the Year at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor? Ask TeKeidra Masters. She received the honor. Music Together has created a way for parents and young children to bond through music remotely. The summer reading program at Elkhart Public Library kicks off and now offers online innovation.

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      Youth of The Year - TeKeidra Masters

      Being chosen as Youth of The Year is one of the highest honors that a member could receive at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. In order to be acknowledged members must embody the characteris... (Show More)

      Being chosen as Youth of The Year is one of the highest honors that a member could receive at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. In order to be acknowledged members must embody the characteristics of a leader, both within the club and in the outside world. 17 year old high school senior TeKeidra Masters did just that, all while balancing jobs, sports, community involvement, all while enduring teenage growing pains. She tells us how she accomplished the feat, what it means to her, future plans, and how others can achieve what she did.

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    April 29th, 2020

    Airdate: April 29, 2020

    Project based learning is this week’s theme on Education Counts Michiana. Find out how projects and people are coming together at Dismas House. Niles New Tech is teaching students to think through p... (Show More)

    Project based learning is this week’s theme on Education Counts Michiana. Find out how projects and people are coming together at Dismas House. Niles New Tech is teaching students to think through projects in teams. The Innovation Academy at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth is teaching middle school students the hands on approach to learning. South Bend Community Schools are adapting the classroom as a third teacher concept with success.

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      College Admissions

      Colleges and universities across the country have been closed due to recent events. This can leave many high school students wondering what to do about the future and higher education. We explore what... (Show More)

      Colleges and universities across the country have been closed due to recent events. This can leave many high school students wondering what to do about the future and higher education. We explore what Lake Michigan College has put in place to help prospective students make those informed decisions.

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    February 12th, 2020

    Airdate: February 12, 2020

    Education Counts presents more stories about educational initiatives in our region. Learn about Imagination Station, a pre-school steeped in quality early education in Michigan City. Follow students i... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents more stories about educational initiatives in our region. Learn about Imagination Station, a pre-school steeped in quality early education in Michigan City. Follow students in a glassmaking after school program in Benton Harbor that ranks among the best in the United States. Sit in on English as a New Language class for teachers and undergrad students at Holy Cross College. See how Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is preparing students with hard and soft skills for the workplace.

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      Fired Up!

      Water Street Glassworks offers a two year program for teens. Fired Up! is an after school program in Benton Harbor where students learn to work in one of three studios – glassblowing, glass bead... (Show More)

      Water Street Glassworks offers a two year program for teens. Fired Up! is an after school program in Benton Harbor where students learn to work in one of three studios – glassblowing, glass beadmaking & jewelry design or fused glass.

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    July 26th, 2017

    Airdate: July 26, 2017

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

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

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      Summer enrollment is on the rise

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

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

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    January 11th, 2017

    Airdate: January 11, 2017

    This week we explore mental health and childhood trauma and how it is impacting students in the classroom. We speak with Ann Rosen at The Family Connection, Shelly Walker, Ph.D., superintendent of Ben... (Show More)

    This week we explore mental health and childhood trauma and how it is impacting students in the classroom. We speak with Ann Rosen at The Family Connection, Shelly Walker, Ph.D., superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools, and Gillian Conrad at the Berrien County Health Department. Reporter, Monica Murphy, also sits down with Mike Deranek at Bashor Children's Home for an in-depth interview on childhood trauma. We also visit Ivy Tech Community College to explore the college admissions process.

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      Mental Health Story, #1

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

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

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        Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

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

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

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        Gillian Conrad

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

        Gillian Conrad discusses how social determinants impact educational outcomes.

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    December 21st, 2016

    Airdate: December 21, 2016

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

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

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      MLK STEAM Academy

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

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

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        Ay'laisha Le'Shae Rivera

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

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

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        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.

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        Ma'Khyia Allen

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

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

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        Shelly Walker, Ed.D.

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

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

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        John David VanDyke, Ed.D.

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

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

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      Benton Harbor High School (BHHS) Library

      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, ... (Show More)

      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.

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        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.

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    December 14th, 2016

    Airdate: December 14, 2016

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

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

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      Berrien County Health Department

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

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

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        Karen Kortebein

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

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

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        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.

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        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.

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    November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

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

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

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      Hanson Technology Center

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

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

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        Andrea Oleniczak

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

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

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        Chris Petty

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

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

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        Kenneth Flowers, Ph.D.

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

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