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    October 14th, 2020

    Airdate: October 14, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn ho... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn how the Gentlemen and Scholars' Spelling Bee Explosion teaches confidence and engages students in public speaking. Elkhart Schools share tools for parents for distance learning. See what steps Michigan City Virtual Academy has adapted to flexible learning.

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      Gentlemen and Scholars: Spelling Bee Explosion

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtu... (Show More)

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtually, the feelings are all the same. With their fourth annual Spelling Bee Explosion they are extending that mission by teaching students confidence and comfortability through public speaking.

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    September 23rd, 2020

    Airdate: September 23, 2020

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. L... (Show More)

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. Learn how public television is experimenting with datacasting to deliver educational materials to students in weak internet areas of the country. Robinson Community Learning Center has a new building, a new look and will be able to provide more services for students in South Bend. Take a virtual tour through the Civil Rights Heritage Center.

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      Civil Rights Heritage Center Virtual Tour

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting o... (Show More)

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting open dialogues on cultural ongoings. They have now extended that open door digitally, giving people a virtual tour of the historical building, from their homes.

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    September 16th, 2020

    Airdate: September 16, 2020

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College a... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College and how students are learning the bigger business of wine making. Discover how the Innovation Moshpit is inspiring business growth. See how Ivy Tech Community College students and alumni are connecting to employers through the career connecting program.

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      Ivy Tech's Career Coaching and Employer Connections

      Ivy Tech Community College wants to ensure that their students are on the right career trajectory, even after graduating. The school has created a new program teaching students valuable skills to prop... (Show More)

      Ivy Tech Community College wants to ensure that their students are on the right career trajectory, even after graduating. The school has created a new program teaching students valuable skills to properly market themselves to employers. Ivy Tech is also putting students in direct connection with potential employers, so that they are working while learning the skills necessary for their employment pursuits.

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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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      Applied Entrepreneurship Program

      AEP (Applied Entrepreneurship Program) is where the college students who are "movers and shakers" in the South Bend and Elkhart region can go to get help with startups, non-profits, movements, and man... (Show More)

      AEP (Applied Entrepreneurship Program) is where the college students who are "movers and shakers" in the South Bend and Elkhart region can go to get help with startups, non-profits, movements, and many other entrepreneur related endeavors. It also teaches students valuable educational materials to help them further their community efforts.

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    July 1st, 2020

    Airdate: July 1, 2020

    Education Counts looks for educational programs to showcase the best in practice. Learn how the entire community can learn at their own pace by becoming Bendable. Students are getting career training ... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for educational programs to showcase the best in practice. Learn how the entire community can learn at their own pace by becoming Bendable. Students are getting career training on site through a program called AncillaWorks. Translate For Toddlers is helping expand vocabulary and social justice through reading. See what's in store for summer theater and learning at the South Bend Civic Theatre.

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      Summer Theater Series in the Park

      For the South Bend Civic Theatre, the show goes on. To make sure people will be able to enjoy performances safely, they teamed with with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts to create a summer theatre serie... (Show More)

      For the South Bend Civic Theatre, the show goes on. To make sure people will be able to enjoy performances safely, they teamed with with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts to create a summer theatre series at the local parks.

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    June 10th, 2020

    Airdate: June 10, 2020

    Education Counts seeks out the best in education for pre-k through lifelong learning. This week, learn how Niles S.T.E.A.M Room is making room for education. Potawatomi Zoo has transitioned to online ... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks out the best in education for pre-k through lifelong learning. This week, learn how Niles S.T.E.A.M Room is making room for education. Potawatomi Zoo has transitioned to online versions of classes. Meet an elementary education teacher who improvised music class. Manchester University announced free tuition for incoming students to lower barriers to education.

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      Potawatomi Zoo Online

      When the Potawatomi Zoo had to close to observe social distancing, they made sure people were still able to see them as a place of learning. They were able to move their classes to online versions mak... (Show More)

      When the Potawatomi Zoo had to close to observe social distancing, they made sure people were still able to see them as a place of learning. They were able to move their classes to online versions making sure the fun with animals didn't have to stop.

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    May 27th, 2020

    Airdate: May 27, 2020

    Education Counts looks for best practices in teaching and learning. This week we’re looking at how pre-school in Cass County have adapted to distance learning. South Bend Community School Corporatio... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for best practices in teaching and learning. This week we’re looking at how pre-school in Cass County have adapted to distance learning. South Bend Community School Corporation has adapted to online learning for adult students. Tippecanoe Valley Middle School launched a 31-Day Mental Wellness Challenge for students, staff and teachers. The South Bend Civic Theatre has designed free online classes and experiences.

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      South Bend Civic Theatre Online

      If you've ever wanted to take a theater class but didn't have the time, the South Bend Civic Theatre has an opportunity for you. Online workshops are available at no cost and include subjects in multi... (Show More)

      If you've ever wanted to take a theater class but didn't have the time, the South Bend Civic Theatre has an opportunity for you. Online workshops are available at no cost and include subjects in multiple performing areas.

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    April 8th, 2020

    Airdate: April 8, 2020

    This week we created a themed episode featuring how nature is being used to teach. Future teachers at Indiana University South Bend learn at Prairie winds Nature Farm how to take the class outside the... (Show More)

    This week we created a themed episode featuring how nature is being used to teach. Future teachers at Indiana University South Bend learn at Prairie winds Nature Farm how to take the class outside the classroom and engage with nature. The Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Course helps homeschool students appreciate history and the great outdoors. Smaller kids get hands on nature in a pond study at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. The Wild School at Luna Hill Farm lets students figure out solutions using raw materials found in nature. We also highlight online and on air educational resources for distance learning available for parents, students and teachers.

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      WNIT Educational Resources

      WNIT's mission is to provide continuous learning opportunities over the air and online for all ages. We do so by offering plenty of resources through our homepage, daily news letter, websites, and con... (Show More)

      WNIT's mission is to provide continuous learning opportunities over the air and online for all ages. We do so by offering plenty of resources through our homepage, daily news letter, websites, and content. We are commited to education and want to extend help, however we can, from our station to your screens.

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    February 5th, 2020

    Airdate: February 5, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana features four educational initiatives showcasing community engagement. Warsaw Community Schools are working on social emotional learning for students and teachers. The public... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features four educational initiatives showcasing community engagement. Warsaw Community Schools are working on social emotional learning for students and teachers. The public was invited to watch three teams of architecture students participate in a two day mural-drawing event presented by Scenographia at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Maker spaces are on the rise and a visit to Make South Bend explores the possibility of design. Michigan students are filling the skills gap by learning CNC skills in the classroom and on the job.

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      Make South Bend

      Maker spaces offer a person the chance to let their creativity run wild. At places like Make South Bend, professional and amateur crafters alike can use their imaginations to make just about anything.

      Maker spaces offer a person the chance to let their creativity run wild. At places like Make South Bend, professional and amateur crafters alike can use their imaginations to make just about anything.

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    January 9th, 2019

    Airdate: January 9, 2019

    Education Counts heads to the Charles Black Rec Center for a look at the multi-million dollar upgrade, dabbles in a worldwide game design experience, checks out how libraries are evolving to learning ... (Show More)

    Education Counts heads to the Charles Black Rec Center for a look at the multi-million dollar upgrade, dabbles in a worldwide game design experience, checks out how libraries are evolving to learning commons in Elkhart schools and makes the connection between working parents, quality preschool and the economy.

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      Global Game Jam

      The Global Game Jam is a 48 hour collaborative weekend which people come together to design a game in the time span. It is a fun, worldwide event that is open to everyone regardless of experience in g... (Show More)

      The Global Game Jam is a 48 hour collaborative weekend which people come together to design a game in the time span. It is a fun, worldwide event that is open to everyone regardless of experience in game design, user experience or coding. The Global Game Jam takes place the last weekend in January and over 12,000 players in 104 countries plan to participate in the 2019 version of this annual event.

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    September 12th, 2018

    Airdate: September 12, 2018

    This week, we meet students who are thinking about their future careers, learn more about student resource officers, explore resources designed to help homeless students, and visit the Goodwill Career... (Show More)

    This week, we meet students who are thinking about their future careers, learn more about student resource officers, explore resources designed to help homeless students, and visit the Goodwill Career Center where students learn interview skills to get a job following incarceration or addiction.

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      How to Ace an Interview

      At Goodwill, students are given renewed confidence when it comes to interviewing for a new job following incarceration or addiction recovery.

      At Goodwill, students are given renewed confidence when it comes to interviewing for a new job following incarceration or addiction recovery.

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    May 9th, 2018

    Airdate: May 9, 2018

    This week, we meet peers who help classmates navigate the social aspects of school, learn about a nut-free classroom, talk about administrators preparing students for major building transitions, and m... (Show More)

    This week, we meet peers who help classmates navigate the social aspects of school, learn about a nut-free classroom, talk about administrators preparing students for major building transitions, and meet students who are learning to live with Parkinson's.

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      Parkinson's Patients Benefit from Boxing

      Boxers at Rock Steady Boxing of Michiana are living with Parkinson's and the training helps their balance, flexibility and gives them a much needed community of support. 

      Boxers at Rock Steady Boxing of Michiana are living with Parkinson's and the training helps their balance, flexibility and gives them a much needed community of support. 

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    April 11th, 2018

    Airdate: April 11, 2018

    Tonight on the show, we take a look at how one school incorporated the newly made cinematic version of a classic book into the classroom. Brent find's out more about the Music Village in South Bend. W... (Show More)

    Tonight on the show, we take a look at how one school incorporated the newly made cinematic version of a classic book into the classroom. Brent find's out more about the Music Village in South Bend. We also revisit some stories about the Reggio Emilia teaching method, and the benefits of learning a second language.

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      The Music Village

      An inside look at the music programs offered to people of all ages at the Music Village.

      An inside look at the music programs offered to people of all ages at the Music Village.

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    March 28th, 2018

    Airdate: March 28, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

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      Forever Learning Institute

      At the Forever Learning Institute, students have many options for lifelong learning.

      At the Forever Learning Institute, students have many options for lifelong learning.

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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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      Downtown South Bend Offers Free Outdoor Summer Fitness Class Series

      For more information: https://downtownsouthbend.com/outdoor-fitness-series

      For more information: https://downtownsouthbend.com/outdoor-fitness-series

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    August 23rd, 2017

    Airdate: August 23, 2017

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that... (Show More)

    First-generation college students are students who are the first in their families to attend college, and they cut across all racial and socioeconomic lines. First-generation college students say that they faced overwhelming challenges and adversity growing up. Monica Murphy has the story.

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      First-generation College Students Soar To New Heights

      John Adams High School, in South Bend, IN, has had exceptional high school graduation rates for first-generation college students. Monica Murphy has the story.

      John Adams High School, in South Bend, IN, has had exceptional high school graduation rates for first-generation college students. Monica Murphy has the story.

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    June 7th, 2017

    Airdate: June 7, 2017

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

    This week we learn more about Teacher Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program. We also revisit the Project SEARCH Program in St. Joseph, Michigan.

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      St. Joseph County Health Department Starts "Let's Cook Initiative

      St. Joseph County residents can attend free cooking demos that are hosted by the St. Joseph County Health Department and Martin's Supermarkets.

      St. Joseph County residents can attend free cooking demos that are hosted by the St. Joseph County Health Department and Martin's Supermarkets.

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    May 10th, 2017

    Airdate: May 10, 2017

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

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

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      Teaching children how to be empathetic

      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... (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.

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    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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      Life Treatment Centers Host Annual "Taste of Michiana" Fundraiser

      Life Treatment Centers of South Bend provide education and vocational support for those battling addiction. The annual "Taste of Michiana" event is the organization's largest fundraiser.

      Life Treatment Centers of South Bend provide education and vocational support for those battling addiction. The annual "Taste of Michiana" event is the organization's largest fundraiser.

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      Projection mapping class blows audience away

      Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.

      Some students at IU South Bend are a part of the projection mapping class. They put on a performance that blew the public away.

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        Joe Sage

        Joe Sage shares his experience in the projection mapping class and explains how this all works.

        Joe Sage shares his experience in the projection mapping class and explains how this all works.

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        Jeremy Tittle

        Jeremy Tittle shares how the projection mapping course has helped him personally.

        Jeremy Tittle shares how the projection mapping course has helped him personally.

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        Eric Souther

        Eric Souther teaches in the projection mapping course. He explains the importance of a course like t... (Show More)

        Eric Souther teaches in the projection mapping course. He explains the importance of a course like this and some of the history behind projection mapping.

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        Brittany Nyikos

        Brittany explains more about the projection mapping course that students put on.

        Brittany explains more about the projection mapping course that students put on.

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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.

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    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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      Jan Cervelli

      Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

      Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the benefits to an all-women's college.

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    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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      Ruby Brower Inspires Locals to Overcome Barriers and Pursue Success

      Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

      Ruby Brower overcame struggles in life and achieved success. Now she helps others who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

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        Ruby Brower

        Ruby Brower is the director and founder of Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Ruby Brower is the director and founder of Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

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        Tracey Jacobs

        Tracey Jacobs is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Tracey Jacobs is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

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        Georgie Banner III

        Georgie Banner III is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

        Georgie Banner III is a client at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise

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      Dr. David Moss

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

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

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        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.

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    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.

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        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..

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        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!

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        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.

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    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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      St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

      Staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend speak to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the multi-faceted issues surrounding poverty. Some also share their personal testimonies and the kind of mindset i... (Show More)

      Staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend speak to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the multi-faceted issues surrounding poverty. Some also share their personal testimonies and the kind of mindset it takes to push forward.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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      IU-South Bend Veteran Medic Speaks on Nursing

      Veteran medic Kip Borkholder hosts a lecture on his experiences in the battlefield and why he is now studying nursing.

      Veteran medic Kip Borkholder hosts a lecture on his experiences in the battlefield and why he is now studying nursing.

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        Kip Borkholder

        Kip Borkholder is a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend.

        Kip Borkholder is a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend.

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    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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      Student Veterans

      Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank you for your service!

      Veterans at IU South Bend share more about their college experience after serving aboard. Thank you for your service!

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        Zachary Quiett

        Zachary Quiett advocated for veteran services on campus. His leadership has impacted many student ve... (Show More)

        Zachary Quiett advocated for veteran services on campus. His leadership has impacted many student veterans.

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        Steven Vergonet

        Steven Vergonet speaks candidly about his experience serving and why he decided to pursue college.

        Steven Vergonet speaks candidly about his experience serving and why he decided to pursue college.

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        Jennifer Kapiszka

        Jennifer Kapiszka shares about her experience in the military and why she decided to pursue college.

        Jennifer Kapiszka shares about her experience in the military and why she decided to pursue college.

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      Firefighter Graduation

      We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning process never ends.

      We attended the South Bend Fire Recruit Graduation. One of the officers shared that the learning process never ends.

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        Tom McGrath

        Tom McGrath wanted to become a police officer, but his plans changed. He shares more with reporter, ... (Show More)

        Tom McGrath wanted to become a police officer, but his plans changed. He shares more with reporter, Monica Murphy.

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        Dwayne Brown

        Dwayne Brown wanted to use his potential in a different way. He shares his experience becoming a fir... (Show More)

        Dwayne Brown wanted to use his potential in a different way. He shares his experience becoming a firefighter.

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        Andrew Zwierzynski

        Andrew Zwierzynski wanted to continue the family legacy. He shares the rewards of this profession.

        Andrew Zwierzynski wanted to continue the family legacy. He shares the rewards of this profession.

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        John Corthier

        Assistant Chief, John Corthier, talks to us about the firefighter graduation and what it takes to be... (Show More)

        Assistant Chief, John Corthier, talks to us about the firefighter graduation and what it takes to become a firefighter.

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    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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      Veterans Returning to College

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

      We speak with Rhiannon Carlson, veterans counselor and program coordinator at IU South Bend, about the extensive research she has done on veterans and how they navigate the college process.

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        Rhiannon Carlson

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topi... (Show More)

        Rhiannon shares about veterans and the college process. She has done extensive research on this topic.

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    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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      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

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        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.

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    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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      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.

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        Mayor Pete Buttigieg

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

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      Public Education Community Forum

      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... (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?”

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        Stuart Greene, Ph.D.

        Stuart Greene, Ph.D., believes that we need to strengthen public schools. He discusses what motivate... (Show More)

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

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        Darryl Heller, Ph.D.

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

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

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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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      College Admissions Process, Ivy Tech

      Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissions and recent changes in the admissions process in order to help students thrive.

      Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Chancellor of Enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College, speaks to us about admissions and recent changes in the admissions process in order to help students thrive.

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        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D.

        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D., talks about the college admissions process and what they are doing to help stud... (Show More)

        Lisa Shaffer, Ph.D., talks about the college admissions process and what they are doing to help students succeed.

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    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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      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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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    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

      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.

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        Iris Hammel

        Iris Hammel, director of St. Joe CEO, shares her insight on the partnership between students and are... (Show More)

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

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    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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      IU South Bend

      The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and classroom demands are increasing. With a reputation for graduating exceptional educators, and improvin... (Show More)

      The teaching program at Indiana University South Bend is evolving. Teacher roles are changing and classroom demands are increasing. With a reputation for graduating exceptional educators, and improving education across the region, we were curious how students are prepared to respond to the needs of youth today.

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        Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.

        Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., says that students at IU South Bend are destined for greatness and must pu... (Show More)

        Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., says that students at IU South Bend are destined for greatness and must push past self-limiting beliefs.

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        Hope Davis, Ph.D.

        Hope Davis, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend.

        Hope Davis, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend.

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        Marvin Lynn, Ph.D.

        Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend and says that students receive h... (Show More)

        Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., discusses the teaching program at IU South Bend and says that students receive hands-on approaches to learning.

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        Terri Hebert, Ph.D.

        Terri Hebert, Ph.D., teacher at IU South Bend, talks about class projects and how it is important fo... (Show More)

        Terri Hebert, Ph.D., teacher at IU South Bend, talks about class projects and how it is important for students to experience learning in a real-life setting.

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        Emily Krohn

        Emily Krohn, student at IU South Bend, talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the “restorative ju... (Show More)

        Emily Krohn, student at IU South Bend, talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about the “restorative justice” approach to learning and says that being culturally competent is important.

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        Sarah Meyer

        Sarah Meyer, student at IU South Bend, discusses her experience with microteaching and shares that s... (Show More)

        Sarah Meyer, student at IU South Bend, discusses her experience with microteaching and shares that she is able to practice certain teaching styles with other students in the classroom.

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        Chelsee Bowlin

        Chelsee Bowlin, student at IU South Bend, says that her dedication to teaching is an opportunity to ... (Show More)

        Chelsee Bowlin, student at IU South Bend, says that her dedication to teaching is an opportunity to give back to a community she loves.

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        Justin Yoder

        Justin Yoder, student at IU South Bend, says that his experience has been beneficial and the biggest... (Show More)

        Justin Yoder, student at IU South Bend, says that his experience has been beneficial and the biggest takeaway is learning how to build relationships with students.

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        Austin Ward

        Austin Ward, student at IU South Bend, says that male teachers are important.

        Austin Ward, student at IU South Bend, says that male teachers are important.