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    November 21st, 2018

    Airdate: November 21, 2018

    Education Counts heads to the airport in Plymouth to learn more about a new career technical education track in aviation, visits Zagbegon Academy, a Pokagon preschool to see the convergence of traditi... (Show More)

    Education Counts heads to the airport in Plymouth to learn more about a new career technical education track in aviation, visits Zagbegon Academy, a Pokagon preschool to see the convergence of traditional knowledge and STEM learning, learns that most kids in alternative schools aren’t behavior problems at Merit Learning Center in Goshen and joins the Iron Pride Robotics Team at Wawasee High School.

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      Zagbëgon: An Early Learning & Development Academy

      High quality early childhood education is an important thing to have for anyone. But imagine infusing a bit of your own culture and language into the lessons of today. The Pokagon Band opened the Zagb... (Show More)

      High quality early childhood education is an important thing to have for anyone. But imagine infusing a bit of your own culture and language into the lessons of today. The Pokagon Band opened the Zagbëgon Academy on September 4th. The academy is an alternative preschool for tribal children. 

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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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      Southwestern Michigan College

      Traditionally speaking, many college students go home for the summer to rejuvenate, be around friends and family, and come back in the fall for a fresh start, but that’s not the case so mu... (Show More)

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

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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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      Understanding School Readiness

      Northside Child Development Center partners with the Great Start Collaborative of Berrien County, Berrien Community Foundation, and the Childcare resource center to train childcare providers. Provider... (Show More)

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

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        Tracey Brewer

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

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

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    December 28th, 2016

    Airdate: December 28, 2016

    This week we revisit Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana and Five Star Life in Dowagiac, Michigan.

    This week we revisit Harrison Primary Center in South Bend, Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana and Five Star Life in Dowagiac, Michigan.

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      Five Star Life

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, studen... (Show More)

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

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        Seth Maust

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

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        Jorge Benitez

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

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        Matt Severin

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully i... (Show More)

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully in the mission

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        Pat O'Keefe

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of... (Show More)

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of life. His involvement in Five Star Life has also impacted him personally.

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        Carmen Garcia

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Fi... (Show More)

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Five Star parent, says that she has seen tremendous growth in her child. He now loves his life!

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        Kameli Eslick

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this pr... (Show More)

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this program has enriched her life.

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    November 30th, 2016

    Airdate: November 30, 2016

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

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

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      Five Star Life

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, studen... (Show More)

      Five Star Life started in 2005, and is now in school districts across the nation, serving thousands of students. Through the use of curriculum, intentional mentoring, and experiential learning, students receive character education, leadership development, improve their academics, and learn to refocus and tackle obstacles.

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        Seth Maust

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

        Seth Maust discusses Five Star Life and says it is now benefiting students around the country.

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        Jorge Benitez

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

        Jorge Benitez has improved his grades and attitude since joining Five Star Life.

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        Matt Severin

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully i... (Show More)

        Matt Severin shares that Five Star Life is the type of program his school needs and believes fully in the mission

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        Pat O'Keefe

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of... (Show More)

        Pat O'Keefe says that students benefit from coaches especially when dealing with the difficulties of life. His involvement in Five Star Life has also impacted him personally.

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        Carmen Garcia

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Fi... (Show More)

        For any parent, it is always empowering when they see his or her child thriving. Carmen Garcia, a Five Star parent, says that she has seen tremendous growth in her child. He now loves his life!

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      Drum2Change

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

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

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        Kameli Eslick

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this pr... (Show More)

        Kameli Eslick, who is a part of the Five Star Life program, discusses her experience and how this program has enriched her life.