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  • Episode

    January 16th, 2019

    Airdate: January 16, 2019

    Education Counts explores barber college as a career choice, experience for k-12 kids at South Bend Coding School, a new CTE flight program at the Plymouth Municipal Airport and how resource officers ... (Show More)

    Education Counts explores barber college as a career choice, experience for k-12 kids at South Bend Coding School, a new CTE flight program at the Plymouth Municipal Airport and how resource officers are providing comfort and emotional well being to students.

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      South Bend Code School

      In a changing world where code is becoming part of the everyday, it's more important than ever that the youth of today are able to recognize and utilize the world of coding. The South Bend Code School... (Show More)

      In a changing world where code is becoming part of the everyday, it's more important than ever that the youth of today are able to recognize and utilize the world of coding. The South Bend Code School offers the hands on experience to take on the future.

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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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      Elkhart Learning Commons

      With technology becoming more user friendly, school libraries have been finding themselves falling behind. A partnership in Elkhart has come together to turn the school libraries into Learning Commons... (Show More)

      With technology becoming more user friendly, school libraries have been finding themselves falling behind. A partnership in Elkhart has come together to turn the school libraries into Learning Commons. This turns them into places where students can go to do more than find a book to read.

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      Charles Black Community Center

      The Charles Black Community Center has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. The larger and new facilities offer opportunities for members of the community to take part in various programs... (Show More)

      The Charles Black Community Center has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. The larger and new facilities offer opportunities for members of the community to take part in various programs at no charge to them.

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    December 19th, 2018

    Airdate: December 19, 2018

    Education Counts looks at new business startups and innovation in the South Bend and Elkhart region and then visits RISE (Regional Innovation and Startup Education) to see how students are learning ab... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks at new business startups and innovation in the South Bend and Elkhart region and then visits RISE (Regional Innovation and Startup Education) to see how students are learning about the ins and outs of running a business. We look at how schools in Elkhart are integrating mobile technology into the classroom and at a Teacher Academy at Lewis Cass ISD to see how co-learning and universal design are impacting new and veteran teachers.

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      Technology Integration

      As technology becomes more user friendly, it's being found being used more and more in the classroom. Elkhart Community Schools has been working to give teachers and students the necessary tools to be... (Show More)

      As technology becomes more user friendly, it's being found being used more and more in the classroom. Elkhart Community Schools has been working to give teachers and students the necessary tools to become more digitally literate in a growing technological world.

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      Teacher Academy

      K-12 Teachers in Michigan are required to have 30 hours of professional development per year of their first three years. The Teacher Academy at the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is a place f... (Show More)

      K-12 Teachers in Michigan are required to have 30 hours of professional development per year of their first three years. The Teacher Academy at the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is a place for all teachers to gain professional development and co-learn together on a range of topics with a focus on universal design.

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    December 12th, 2018

    Airdate: December 12, 2018

    This week on Education Counts we have a conversation with PBS president Paula Kerger on education and television, a Farm to Fork high school program, a look at National Novel Writing Month and the Reg... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have a conversation with PBS president Paula Kerger on education and television, a Farm to Fork high school program, a look at National Novel Writing Month and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.

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      PBS Philosophy of Education

      Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS talks about the philosophy of education in PBS programming, adapting technology and learning and how core curriculum permeates thinking when producing new media.

      Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS talks about the philosophy of education in PBS programming, adapting technology and learning and how core curriculum permeates thinking when producing new media.

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    December 5th, 2018

    Airdate: December 5, 2018

    Education Counts learns about a life-changing program called Proteus that is helping farm laborers with career training and placing students in workplace internships. We travel to Lakeland High School... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about a life-changing program called Proteus that is helping farm laborers with career training and placing students in workplace internships. We travel to Lakeland High School to find out how rural schools can offer alternative education. We find out what CTE programs are available to students in the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative. We also look at the profound impact early childhood education has on today’s workforce.

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      Building Workforce Stability

      Data indicates today's workforce is heavily impacted by working parents and the quality and stability of early childhood education.

      Data indicates today's workforce is heavily impacted by working parents and the quality and stability of early childhood education.

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    November 14th, 2018

    Airdate: November 14, 2018

    Education Counts learns about a skills-training program that alleviates three problems in the community – joblessness, poverty and hunger. We travel to Kosciusko County, which is home to a clean lak... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about a skills-training program that alleviates three problems in the community – joblessness, poverty and hunger. We travel to Kosciusko County, which is home to a clean lakes research program; see the connection between investing in early childhood education and economic impact and witness active learning in South Bend.

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      Career Academy South Bend

      For some students, public charter schools offer a chance to get more hands on project based learning experiences. In his continuing series on alternative forms of schools, Brent visits the Career Acad... (Show More)

      For some students, public charter schools offer a chance to get more hands on project based learning experiences. In his continuing series on alternative forms of schools, Brent visits the Career Academy South Bend. Find out what students can expect if they choose to become students.

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      Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams

      With it's new home at the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex at Grace College, the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams can bring its educational message to a larger audience. K-12 students will be able... (Show More)

      With it's new home at the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex at Grace College, the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams can bring its educational message to a larger audience. K-12 students will be able to have a hands on learning experience and have fun while learning about the regions local aquatic life. College students also are able to take part as part of the center's research team.

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    October 24th, 2018

    Airdate: October 24, 2018

    Education Counts showcases the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, takes a closer look at alternative education at the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy, highlights inclusiv... (Show More)

    Education Counts showcases the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, takes a closer look at alternative education at the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy, highlights inclusiveness at the Brain Lair Bookstore and examines the Mini Medical University Beacon Health offers for teenagers.

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      Brain Lair Bookstore

      Meet a former librarian who opened an inclusive bookstore in South Bend to make sure there’s a book for everyone. Kathy Burnette, owner of The Brain Lair, said she first started thinking of open... (Show More)

      Meet a former librarian who opened an inclusive bookstore in South Bend to make sure there’s a book for everyone. Kathy Burnette, owner of The Brain Lair, said she first started thinking of opening a store decades ago after searching for books for her daughter. Her store opened in July of 2018.

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      Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

      The traditional school route may not be for everyone. In the first part of a multi-part series, Brent Fox explores different types of alternative schools. He also explores how these alternative progra... (Show More)

      The traditional school route may not be for everyone. In the first part of a multi-part series, Brent Fox explores different types of alternative schools. He also explores how these alternative programs are working to break the stigma about the students who attend them. We begin with the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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    October 3rd, 2018

    Airdate: October 3, 2018

    This week, we meet fine arts students who are using new technology to grow their skills, visit a unique after-school program, revisit Goodwill's interview training class, and attend a conference with ... (Show More)

    This week, we meet fine arts students who are using new technology to grow their skills, visit a unique after-school program, revisit Goodwill's interview training class, and attend a conference with teachers who are learning about an innovative approach to discipline.

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      Spoonful of Imagination

      Spoonful of Imagination is a non-profit art studio located in Warsaw, Indiana. Kids and adults have the opportunity to come in and take classes, workshops, or just have fun with arts and crafts. 

      Spoonful of Imagination is a non-profit art studio located in Warsaw, Indiana. Kids and adults have the opportunity to come in and take classes, workshops, or just have fun with arts and crafts. 

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      Conscious Discipline

      Sometimes disciplining children can be as simple as asking them why they did the negative action in the first place. This style is known as Conscious Discipline and the aim is to teach positive action... (Show More)

      Sometimes disciplining children can be as simple as asking them why they did the negative action in the first place. This style is known as Conscious Discipline and the aim is to teach positive action through demonstration and recognition. A group of teachers took the time to learn the ins and outs of this form of self awareness in the classroom.

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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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      School Resource Officers

      In an effort to add extra layers of safety, many schools have put into use School Resource Officers. These are trained police officers who work with school staff and students to make sure everyone ins... (Show More)

      In an effort to add extra layers of safety, many schools have put into use School Resource Officers. These are trained police officers who work with school staff and students to make sure everyone inside stays safe in the event of an emergency.

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    August 22nd, 2018

    Airdate: August 22, 2018

    This week, we learn how one school is working to prevent the summer slip, hike with students who are learning all about raptors, visit with campers who are growing and eating new food, and head to Cen... (Show More)

    This week, we learn how one school is working to prevent the summer slip, hike with students who are learning all about raptors, visit with campers who are growing and eating new food, and head to Central Lake to meet students from Wawasee who are taking a wakeboaring class.

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      Pop-up Libraries

      Making sure kids don't lose what they learned during the previous school year can be as easy as giving kids a new book to read. A new program in Niles, Michigan created a series of pop-up libraries to... (Show More)

      Making sure kids don't lose what they learned during the previous school year can be as easy as giving kids a new book to read. A new program in Niles, Michigan created a series of pop-up libraries to give out free books to children.

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      Career Analysis Organization of America

      Everyone at some time in their early life has been asked what they want to do when they grow up. One organization was founded to provide educational opportunities allowing students to learn about pote... (Show More)

      Everyone at some time in their early life has been asked what they want to do when they grow up. One organization was founded to provide educational opportunities allowing students to learn about potential career paths. 

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    August 1st, 2018

    Airdate: August 1, 2018

    This week, we head to Summer Camp! We check out a theater camp, architecture camp, gardening camp and STEM camp.

    This week, we head to Summer Camp! We check out a theater camp, architecture camp, gardening camp and STEM camp.

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      STEM Camp

      Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math or STEM are areas of study students don't often have time for during the school year. This camp gives them a chance to learn all about STEM during the summer.

      Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math or STEM are areas of study students don't often have time for during the school year. This camp gives them a chance to learn all about STEM during the summer.

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    June 20th, 2018

    Airdate: June 20, 2018

    This week, we meet professors from Holy Cross College who are giving inmates at Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn an associate's and bachelor's degree and we look back at stories... (Show More)

    This week, we meet professors from Holy Cross College who are giving inmates at Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn an associate's and bachelor's degree and we look back at stories on music education, food allergies, and political protests in school.

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      Raptors at Fernwood

      Students visit Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve to learn all about raptors from Naturalist, Corey Hopwood. 

      Students visit Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve to learn all about raptors from Naturalist, Corey Hopwood. 

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    May 23rd, 2018

    Airdate: May 23, 2018

    This week, we meet students who are finding their political voices after tragedy, explore hands-on science opportunities, understand the positive impacts of music on young children, and revisit a ther... (Show More)

    This week, we meet students who are finding their political voices after tragedy, explore hands-on science opportunities, understand the positive impacts of music on young children, and revisit a therapeutic riding center.

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      Getting into Science

      Science is an important subject in school, but how are schools sparking the interest of students from a young age? Go inside what two Michiana schools are doing to make science fun.

      Science is an important subject in school, but how are schools sparking the interest of students from a young age? Go inside what two Michiana schools are doing to make science fun.

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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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      Smooth Transitions

      Some school districts and corporations make sure to have support systems in place to help students as they move from one school to the next

      Some school districts and corporations make sure to have support systems in place to help students as they move from one school to the next

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      Nut-Free Classrooms

      Twelve-year-old Evan Andert of LaVille Elementary had a big job to do when he began kindergarten--to educate his teachers and classmates about his severe allergy to tree nuts.   He and his mom ... (Show More)

      Twelve-year-old Evan Andert of LaVille Elementary had a big job to do when he began kindergarten--to educate his teachers and classmates about his severe allergy to tree nuts.   He and his mom took on this challenge and are responsible for changing how the entire district handles severe food allergies.

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    April 25th, 2018

    Airdate: April 25, 2018

    We visit LoveWay in Middlebury where students with disabilities learn to ride and care for horses; meet students who are preparing for the citizenship exam by working on their English skills; learn ab... (Show More)

    We visit LoveWay in Middlebury where students with disabilities learn to ride and care for horses; meet students who are preparing for the citizenship exam by working on their English skills; learn about a partnership between The Crossing and local businesses to build a prepared workforce; and explore agriculture technology education in Indiana through a new hybrid approach of online and hands-on learning.

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      LoveWay

      LoveWay is a therapeutic riding center for students with disabilities. Students have the opportunity to gain independence, work on language skills, and learn to care for and ride horses.  

      LoveWay is a therapeutic riding center for students with disabilities. Students have the opportunity to gain independence, work on language skills, and learn to care for and ride horses.  

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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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      Deaf Education Programs

      A look at how students who are deaf or hard of hearing get the attention they need to succeed in school.

      A look at how students who are deaf or hard of hearing get the attention they need to succeed in school.

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    March 14th, 2018

    Airdate: March 14, 2018

    Dancing for A Cause, The Power of Learning a Second Language, Flu Prevention, The Reggio Emilia Approach

    Dancing for A Cause, The Power of Learning a Second Language, Flu Prevention, The Reggio Emilia Approach

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      The Power of Learning a Second Language

      Learning a second language can open doors for students as they pursue higher education and their future careers. Experts in language tell us about all the ways learning another language can bring... (Show More)

      Learning a second language can open doors for students as they pursue higher education and their future careers. Experts in language tell us about all the ways learning another language can bring future success.

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    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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      Are we putting too much pressure on kids' sports involvement?

      Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with area ICCL directors and parents to explore the reasons behind this. 

      Sports enrollment is down. Monica Murphy talks with area ICCL directors and parents 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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      Art festival brings together artists from across the country

      Summertime is filled with tons of activities. Every summer Saint Joseph, Michigan, hosts an art festival, which engages peoples’ minds and brings the community together. Monica Murphy has the... (Show More)

      Summertime is filled with tons of activities. Every summer Saint Joseph, Michigan, hosts an art festival, which engages peoples’ minds and brings the community together. Monica Murphy has the story. 

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    August 9th, 2017

    Airdate: August 9, 2017

    08/09/2017

    08/09/2017

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      Niles History Center Showcases Unique Historical Exhibits

      For more information: http://www.nileshistorycenter.org/

      For more information: http://www.nileshistorycenter.org/

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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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      Camping experiences boost self-esteem for students

      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. For more in... (Show More)

      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. For more information, visit: https://friedenswald.org

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    June 21st, 2017

    Airdate: June 21, 2017

    This week we visit Ivy Tech Community College’s Health Camp in Warsaw, and IU School of Medicine in South Bend. We also learn more about the partnership between PNC’s “Grow up Great” program a... (Show More)

    This week we visit Ivy Tech Community College’s Health Camp in Warsaw, and IU School of Medicine in South Bend. We also learn more about the partnership between PNC’s “Grow up Great” program and the Center for the Homeless’ Early Childhood Intervention Center, and revisit the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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      PNC's "Grow Up Great" program impacts young children

      PNC’s Grow Up Great program focuses on early learning, and this program helps children 0-5 develop a passion for learning. The Center for the Homeless’ Early Childhood Intervention Cent... (Show More)

      PNC’s Grow Up Great program focuses on early learning, and this program helps children 0-5 develop a passion for learning. The Center for the Homeless’ Early Childhood Intervention Center has received regular funding from PNC’s program. I talk with educators and students about how this program has impacted their classrooms and the importance of early childhood learning. For more information on PNC's program, visit:  https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/grow-up-great.html

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      Ivy Tech camp introduces students to health sciences

      Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana, hosts a Health Careers Summer Camp that targets middle school students. The goal of the camp is to encourage all students to consider different career op... (Show More)

      Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana, hosts a Health Careers Summer Camp that targets middle school students. The goal of the camp is to encourage all students to consider different career options in health sciences. For more information on this camp, visit: https://www.ivytech.edu        

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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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      Krueger Middle School Students Teach Environmental Concepts to Elementary Students

      Krueger Middle School students teach environmental science concepts to elementary school students as a part of the school's "field days."

      Krueger Middle School students teach environmental science concepts to elementary school students as a part of the school's "field days."

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      Leadership program impacting elementary students

      Concord Ox-Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, offers a unique leadership program that was started by educators.

      Concord Ox-Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, offers a unique leadership program that was started by educators.

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    May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 24, 2017

    05/24/2017

    05/24/2017

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      Pre-K immersion program raises the bar

      La Casa de Amistad, in South Bend, empowers the Latino/Hispanic community by providing a variety of programming. Monica Murphy checks out one program making a difference in the lives of children.

      La Casa de Amistad, in South Bend, empowers the Latino/Hispanic community by providing a variety of programming. Monica Murphy checks out one program making a difference in the lives of children.

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      ISTEP Test to be Replaced with ILEARN

      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.

      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.

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    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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      Darden Primary Center Student Places Third in Notre Dame Space Art Contest

      Kalina Bertman is a Darden Primary Center student who placed third in University of Notre Dame's College of Science Living World Space Art contest.

      Kalina Bertman is a Darden Primary Center student who placed third in University of Notre Dame's College of Science Living World Space Art contest.

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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 the "Week of Coding."

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

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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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      Caston Elementary School attends the VEXIQ World Robotics Championship

      The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had huge success.

      The robotics club at Caston Elementary School in Fulton, Indiana, is in its first year and has had huge success.

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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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      Harlem Wizards Take on Team South Bend in School Fundraiser

      The Harlem Wizards are a show basketball team that perform for school and charity fundraisers. The Wizards took on Team South Bend teachers to raise funds for LaSalle Intermediate Academy's auditorium... (Show More)

      The Harlem Wizards are a show basketball team that perform for school and charity fundraisers. The Wizards took on Team South Bend teachers to raise funds for LaSalle Intermediate Academy's auditorium.

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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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      Eleven elementary schools run a race through "Running is Elementary"

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Running is Elementary's vision is to encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle.

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        Kylie Creech

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

        Kylie Creech set a new goal this year for the program Running is Elementary.

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        Hudson Kaser

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family lega... (Show More)

        Hudson Kaser says that he wanted to participate in Running is Elementary to carry on the family legacy.

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        Mari Lynn Wise

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

        Mari Lynn Wise talks to us about the vision behind "Running is Elementary."

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      Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 mi... (Show More)

      In the 2017 session, Indiana lawmakers debated increasing funding for the pre-k program, and in the end, passed a bill that expands the program into 15 additional counties; increasing funding by 10 million dollars.

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        Emily Rupchock

        Emily Rupchock shares her thoughts on Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan.

        Emily Rupchock shares her thoughts on Indiana's new Pre-K expansion plan.

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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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        Donna Dodge

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

        Donna Dodge, teacher at Northside Child Development Center, shares what school readiness means.

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        Tracey Brewer

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

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        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D.

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also... (Show More)

        Zech Hoyt, Ed.D., shares why training childcare providers for school readiness is important. He also discusses the trainings offered at Northside Child Development Center.

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      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.

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        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.

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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.

  • Episode

    April 19th, 2017

    Airdate: April 19, 2017

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Brid... (Show More)

    This week we visit Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, to learn about their looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes. We also speak with Life Coach, Ruby Brower, at Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise, and much more.

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      Edwardsburg Primary School

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

      Edwardsburg Primary School in Edwardsburg, Michigan, offers looping classes, multi-aged classes, and gender-specific classes.

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        Sarina Mora

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sabrina shares her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

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        Arden Sponsky

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Adren discusses her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

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        Stacey LaBre

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and g... (Show More)

        Stacey LaBre picked a gender-specific classroom for her daughter, Leah. She believes that boys and girls learn differently. Stacey says Leah is more confident now.

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        Dawn Mummaw

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited fr... (Show More)

        Dawn Mummaw is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School. She shares how her son has benefited from the multi-aged classes.

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        Betsy Moyer

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Teacher, Betsy Moyer, talks about the gender-specific classes offered at Edwardsburg Primary School.

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        Julie Rosenkranz

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School hel... (Show More)

        Julie Rosenkranz says that the different classroom options offered at Edwardsburg Primary School help students succeed in great ways.

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        Myra Munroe, Ed.D.

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-spec... (Show More)

        Myra Munroe, Ed.D., shares the vision and leadership behind the looping, multi-aged, and gender-specific classes.

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        Jessica Kovach

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benef... (Show More)

        Jessica Kovach is a proud parent of Edwardsburg Primary School and says that her children have benefited from the different classes offered.

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        Sherri Holmes

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Sherri Holmes shares her experience teaching at Edwardsburg Primary School.

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        Carrie McGuire

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-... (Show More)

        Carrie McGuire says that there is no place like the Edwardsburg school district. The unique, one-of-a-kind classes allow students to own their learning.

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        Annika Chamberlin

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

        Annika talks about her experience at Edwardsburg Primary School.

  • Episode

    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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      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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

  • Episode

    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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      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.

  • Episode

    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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      Walt Disney Elementary School

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP o... (Show More)

      Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park.

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        Jodi Cramer

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate stude... (Show More)

        Using her love for baseball and the Cubs, teacher Jodi Cramer found a creative way to motivate students to do well on ISTEP. Students took initiative, set goals, were team players, and knocked ISTEP out of the park

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        Alayah Turner

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

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        Alexah Ward

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard wor... (Show More)

        Fourth graders at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, reap the benefits of hard work after receiving an opportunity of a lifetime

  • Episode

    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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        Kayle Sexton

        Kayle Sexton explains the mission and programs offered at Hannah & Friends.

        Kayle Sexton explains the mission and programs offered at Hannah & Friends.

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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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      Good Shepherd Montessori School

      This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

      This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

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        Heather Bokon

        Heather Bokon is a receptionist at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Heather Bokon is a receptionist at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

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        Louisa Nagy

        Louisa Nagy is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Louisa Nagy is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

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        Dan Driscoll

        Dan Driscoll is Head of School at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Dan Driscoll is Head of School at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

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        Eileen Mariani

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Eileen Mariani is a teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

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        Reid Metoyer

        Reid Metoyer is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

        Reid Metoyer is a student at Good Shepherd Montessori School.

  • Episode

    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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      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

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        Lisa Vukmirovich

        Lisa Vukmirovich is an early childhood education teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Lisa Vukmirovich is an early childhood education teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

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        Carrie Meeks

        Carrie Meeks is the Montessori facilitator for Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Carrie Meeks is the Montessori facilitator for Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

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        Kurren Strunk

        Kurren Strunk is a lower elementary teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Kurren Strunk is a lower elementary teacher at Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

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        Deb Cyrier

        Deb Cyrier is the principal of Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

        Deb Cyrier is the principal of Marquette Primary Montessori Academy.

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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.

  • Episode

    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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      Niles-Buchanan YMCA

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

      The Niles-Buchanan YMCA offers an unique preschool program focused on health and nutrition. Monica Murphy visits one preschool class to learn more.

  • Episode

    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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      Marshall Intermediate Center

      Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience and what education means to them.

      Students put on a program to celebrate Black History Month. They talk to us about their experience and what education means to them.

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        Marinda Houston-Gadson

        Marinda Houston-Gadson had a vision and ran with it. She discusses the celebration program and stude... (Show More)

        Marinda Houston-Gadson had a vision and ran with it. She discusses the celebration program and students' involvement in it.

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      Robinson Community Learning Center

      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.

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        Christy Burgess

        Christy Burgess is passionate about serving students. She shares the history of the Center and the p... (Show More)

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

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        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.

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        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!

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      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.

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        Cooper Harradon

        Cooper Harradon raised money for Jump Rope for Heart and shares his involvement. This is his third y... (Show More)

        Cooper Harradon raised money for Jump Rope for Heart and shares his involvement. This is his third year participating in the program.

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        Connie Benson

        Connie Benson talks to us about Jump Rope for Heart, the prizes offered, and student involvement.

        Connie Benson talks to us about Jump Rope for Heart, the prizes offered, and student involvement.

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        Lady Panthers

        The Lady Panthers participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. They believe that giving back and b... (Show More)

        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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