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    December 18th, 2019

    Airdate: December 18, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana brings together some of the best initiatives in education in our region. This week find out how PechaKucha inspires creativity in St. Joseph & Benton Harbor. See how the Kroc... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana brings together some of the best initiatives in education in our region. This week find out how PechaKucha inspires creativity in St. Joseph & Benton Harbor. See how the Kroc Center Music Programs are offering music education to students in South Bend. The Literacy Consortium in Berrien County is making sure students get extra help when needed. Learn how students in Porter County are able to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

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      Literacy Coaches

      Reading isn't just an important part of education. It's an important part of life. But sometimes making sure children are reading at their grade level can be difficult. That's why groups like Berrien ... (Show More)

      Reading isn't just an important part of education. It's an important part of life. But sometimes making sure children are reading at their grade level can be difficult. That's why groups like Berrien RESA are working to find ways to make sure those students get the extra help they need. We take a look at the approaches and techniques they're using across Berrien County.

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      Kroc Center Music Programs

      Learning music can have added benefits for a child's learning. But sometimes the cost is what makes it difficult. At the Kroc Center in South Bend, they offer free classes for children that can help t... (Show More)

      Learning music can have added benefits for a child's learning. But sometimes the cost is what makes it difficult. At the Kroc Center in South Bend, they offer free classes for children that can help to give them the confidence they need to succeed in other areas of school.

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    December 11th, 2019

    Airdate: December 11, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana explores educational initiatives in our regional. We seek programs that are succeeding in pre-k, k-12, post high school, college and lifelong learning. This week we feature t... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana explores educational initiatives in our regional. We seek programs that are succeeding in pre-k, k-12, post high school, college and lifelong learning. This week we feature the Indiana Youth Institute and how they are training educators. We spotlight the Youth Education Series presented by Premier Arts that is exposing students to live theater. Grief and trauma are addressed in the Art Angels program at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Project Matters teaches third grade students through adults about launching and growing a small business.

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      Indiana Youth Insititute

      For anyone who works with kids, there can be times when they need to step away and learn more about new approaches. For more than three decades the Indiana Youth Institute has been working to support ... (Show More)

      For anyone who works with kids, there can be times when they need to step away and learn more about new approaches. For more than three decades the Indiana Youth Institute has been working to support all forms of youth services through innovative trainings, critical data and capacity building resources all geared towards increasing the well-being of all children.

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    December 4th, 2019

    Airdate: December 4, 2019

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we've found four more initiatives that are working towards education and building community. The Bridge Academy in Benton Harbor is an alternative school in job... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we've found four more initiatives that are working towards education and building community. The Bridge Academy in Benton Harbor is an alternative school in job training partnership with Kinexus. Check out the Three Mirrors project at the Center for the Homeless and how guests are creating art from upcycled materials. The project works with local merchants to keep materials out of the landfill and provides jobs and education for guests. Meet Nicholas Buamah, a new author who is sharing his vocabulary with other students through books. Learn how the Science Academy at ETHOS Innovation Center is allowing kids to discover the world of science.

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      Science Academy

      The ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart provides many opportunities for kids to get an up close look at the scientific world. And through the Science Academy, students are able to experience a hands on... (Show More)

      The ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart provides many opportunities for kids to get an up close look at the scientific world. And through the Science Academy, students are able to experience a hands on experience in a variety of scientific areas.

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    November 20th, 2019

    Airdate: November 20, 2019

    Check out another edition of educational stories from Michiana. This week, teachers and staff at New Prairie schools implement trauma informed skills with students. Learn how the African American Comm... (Show More)

    Check out another edition of educational stories from Michiana. This week, teachers and staff at New Prairie schools implement trauma informed skills with students. Learn how the African American Community Fund has suppported educational programs over the past 20 years and what its plans are for the future. See how Innovation Academy at Lincoln J. High in Plymouth is teaching through project-based learning. See how Michigan Works! is helping adult students earn a high school diploma or GED and guiding students through career choice and experience.

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      Trauma Informed

      Children will sometimes act out when they're at school, but simply punishing them may not be the best approach. Finding out why they're acting out could be the key to correcting that behavior. To help... (Show More)

      Children will sometimes act out when they're at school, but simply punishing them may not be the best approach. Finding out why they're acting out could be the key to correcting that behavior. To help facilitate this course correction and make sure children are getting the most out of their education, the New Prairie United School Corporation has started using Trauma Informed methods. We learn some of the these methods and how it's not just the teachers using them throughout the school day.

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      The African American Community Fund

      African Americans helped to build the foundation of this country. In recognition of this, the Community Foundation established the African American Community Fund initiative in 1999. This initiative c... (Show More)

      African Americans helped to build the foundation of this country. In recognition of this, the Community Foundation established the African American Community Fund initiative in 1999. This initiative consists of one primary fund and more than 20 individual funds established by African American families and organizations. These organizations include HighScope, Imagination Library, and so much more.

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    November 13th, 2019

    Airdate: November 13, 2019

    This week's Education Counts Michiana features a Pop Up University presented by IU South Bend professors in an informal setting, Culver Community School students learning ASL and a second language, an... (Show More)

    This week's Education Counts Michiana features a Pop Up University presented by IU South Bend professors in an informal setting, Culver Community School students learning ASL and a second language, an international music-based learning curriculum adopted by Roosevelt STEAM Academy and how Community Action for Education is making an impact in South Bend schools.

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      ASL Education

      Language is all around us, but not every language is expressed in words. The Culver School Corporation has incorporated American Sign Language as one of the languages students can choose... (Show More)

      Language is all around us, but not every language is expressed in words. The Culver School Corporation has incorporated American Sign Language as one of the languages students can choose to learn. We find out how some students are taking what they learn in the classroom and using it to communicate with those who are deaf or hard of hearing.        

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      El Sistema

      El Sistema is a publicly financed, voluntary sector, music-education program, founded in Venezuela in 1975 by Venezuelan educator, musician, and activist José Antonio Abreu. Since then, the pro... (Show More)

      El Sistema is a publicly financed, voluntary sector, music-education program, founded in Venezuela in 1975 by Venezuelan educator, musician, and activist José Antonio Abreu. Since then, the program has emerged as a global movement that promotes children and youth engagement in community and school-based music-making experiences. Roosevelt STEAM Academy in Elkhart Community Schools was the first school in the county to launch an El Sistema inspired program with a vision to integrate music into the daily school schedule and provide all students with the opportunity to play an instrument and the program continues to make a big impact in the Elkhart Community.

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      CAFE

      Community Action for Education (CAFE) is a group of parents, organizers, and educational leaders in the South Bend community working to address issues plaguing local schools. Racial Bias, the school t... (Show More)

      Community Action for Education (CAFE) is a group of parents, organizers, and educational leaders in the South Bend community working to address issues plaguing local schools. Racial Bias, the school to prison pipeline, and charter school regulations are among the many topics often discussed. It's their hope that through community involvement we can work to make the school place better for all students and teachers.

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    November 6th, 2019

    Airdate: November 5, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana seeking out educational initiatives that are impacting students young and old. This week we feature how one school in Elkhart is incorporating Tinkergarten. See how the Forev... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana seeking out educational initiatives that are impacting students young and old. This week we feature how one school in Elkhart is incorporating Tinkergarten. See how the Forever Learning Institute is uniting former educators and curious learners. A new program called Be Nice is spreading kindness in Dowagiac schools. The Impact Institute gives students and adults vocational training for the workforce.

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      Be Nice

      Being nice. It seems like it should be one of the easiest things in the world to do, but often times people forget how to do it. That's why a program called Be Nice was created. The program provides t... (Show More)

      Being nice. It seems like it should be one of the easiest things in the world to do, but often times people forget how to do it. That's why a program called Be Nice was created. The program provides the tools for schools and communities to stamp out bullying. We head up to Dowagiac to see how they're using this program throughout their entire school system.

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    October 9th, 2019

    Airdate: October 9, 2019

    Education Counts presents more highlights on educational initiatives in the region. Find out how VR learning is created and benefiting students at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. The RV Techni... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents more highlights on educational initiatives in the region. Find out how VR learning is created and benefiting students at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. The RV Technical Institute is training the workforce to meet the needs of a growing industry. See how the Center of Workforce Innovations is helping adults gain a high school education and easing barriers into the workforce in Starke County at the Adult Learning Center. Students of all ages learn more than skills at the Irish Figure Skating Club in South Bend. We also kick off our newest segment. Our deeper dives will take you further into one of our stories with segment producers Brent Fox and Kayla Williams.

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      The Irish Figure Skating Club

      The Irish Figure Skating Club exists to promote the sport of figure skating by encouraging each skater to grow and achieve their own personal goals. Developing lifelong skills along with learning to f... (Show More)

      The Irish Figure Skating Club exists to promote the sport of figure skating by encouraging each skater to grow and achieve their own personal goals. Developing lifelong skills along with learning to figure skate is a crucial part of what they do at the skating club. Helping students to become more confident, persistent, and focused.

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    October 2nd, 2019

    Airdate: October 2, 2019

    This week's Education Counts looks at educational programs at the Krasl Art Center and K12 programs at the Lilly Center. We also explore other factors that impact learning. Mental health issues are st... (Show More)

    This week's Education Counts looks at educational programs at the Krasl Art Center and K12 programs at the Lilly Center. We also explore other factors that impact learning. Mental health issues are starting to become more mainstream conversations. The Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series is presenting screenings about Suicide: The Ripple Effect to create healthy dialogue around suicide. Mental Health, School Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline address a growing issue students face.

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      Art Education Classes

      When it comes to art, it's never too late to try something new. At the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan they work to inspire meaningful change as well as strengthen their community through the... (Show More)

      When it comes to art, it's never too late to try something new. At the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan they work to inspire meaningful change as well as strengthen their community through the visual arts. These programs invite the young and the young at heart to come in and create in ways they may never have done before.

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      Mental Health, School Discipline, and The School to Prison Pipeline

      The organization Mental Health Awareness of Michiana gathered teachers, counselors, and people who work with students on a regular basis to engage in a discussion about Mental Health, School Disciplin... (Show More)

      The organization Mental Health Awareness of Michiana gathered teachers, counselors, and people who work with students on a regular basis to engage in a discussion about Mental Health, School Discipline, and the School to Prison Pipeline. The Discussion consisted of 3 keynote speakers and gave educators in the community to chance to express and share their ideas about a growing issue that many local students face.

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      The Mary Morris Leighton Impact Series

      Every year Beacon Community Impact hosts The Mary Morris Leighton Impact series where they work to address a certain issue in our community. This year's impact series addresses mental. Community Membe... (Show More)

      Every year Beacon Community Impact hosts The Mary Morris Leighton Impact series where they work to address a certain issue in our community. This year's impact series addresses mental. Community Members are invited to view a free screening of the documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect throughout the month and at the end of the series member will get the chance to meet with Kevin Hines the man whom the documentary was inspired by. This series of events provides resources for people in the community to get help and help others.

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    September 18th, 2019

    Airdate: September 18, 2019

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or... (Show More)

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or not. Learning a foreign language is not just about learning the words and tenses, it is about the culture as well and we take a look into that. We also spotlight the Early Learning Summit to see how businesses are making the connection how important quality early childhood education can be to the community.

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      Responsive Classrooms

      Sometimes there needs to be a better balance between academic learning and social emotional learning. The Responsive Classroom bridges this gap through a set of research and evidence based practices m... (Show More)

      Sometimes there needs to be a better balance between academic learning and social emotional learning. The Responsive Classroom bridges this gap through a set of research and evidence based practices meant to create a safe, joyful and engaging classroom and school community for the students and the teachers. We explore how a school corporation is putting this idea into practice at the elementary level.

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    September 11th, 2019

    Airdate: September 11, 2019

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the w... (Show More)

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the wonders of chemistry and find out about a program in Elkhart County that is feeding people from the ground up.

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      ND Chem Demo Team

      When kids hear the word science, they often imagine a world of lab coats and numbers on a board. But science can also be fun. Groups like the Chem Demo Team at the University of Notre Dame show off ju... (Show More)

      When kids hear the word science, they often imagine a world of lab coats and numbers on a board. But science can also be fun. Groups like the Chem Demo Team at the University of Notre Dame show off just how fun science experiments can be for young students. Like the name suggests, the team demonstrates hands-on activities for school children to help them develop an interest in science.

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      No Malice Required: Achieving Equity for All

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and ... (Show More)

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and school. To address this issue Dr. Mary Bacon held a discussion called No Malice Required, Achieving Equity for All. This presentation helped to address cultural differences and experiences as well as how our differences can bring us together.  

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    September 4th, 2019

    Airdate: September 4, 2019

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood... (Show More)

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve and learning about women's contributions in South Bend history through the Michiana Women Leaders organization. We also highlight the LGBTQ Center, a place that promotes inclusivity, empowerment through outreach and education.

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      Pond Study for Kids

      Getting outside and up close to nature is an important part of being a kid. At Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, children are able to get hands on learning through their Pond Study class.... (Show More)

      Getting outside and up close to nature is an important part of being a kid. At Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, children are able to get hands on learning through their Pond Study class. The kids aren't just learning about wetlands in a classroom, they're right in the thick of it and finding the various critters who live there.

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    July 24th, 2019

    Airdate: July 24, 2019

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations a... (Show More)

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations and how local teachers are getting an opportunity to apply those skills in South Bend classrooms. We take a look at the outreach programs presented by the Elkhart Environmental Center for children and adults. Find out how parents and siblings of medically fragile children are offered a bit of respite at A Rose Place for Children. Learn how Lake Michigan College is teaching adults from around the world English as a new language.

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      Elkhart Environmental Center

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of prese... (Show More)

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of preserving the natural world around us.

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      A Rosie Place for Children

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a ... (Show More)

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a home away from home environment with respect to current care givers. The staff works hard so that every child is supported and can flourish in this environment. They even offer online resources for families seeking programs and services.

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    July 17th, 2019

    Airdate: July 17, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Day... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia, Michigan showcases the legacy of historical sites and those who helped ensure freedom. We visited Wild School at Luna Hill Farm for a look at nature and natural learning. South Bend Woodworks shared toymaking process and their educational partnership with Goodwill Industries. We learn about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and how the program is getting books in the hands of children.

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      Wild School

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, ch... (Show More)

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, children are able to get outside and problem solve using the tools found in the natural world around them.

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    July 10th, 2019

    Airdate: July 10, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dr... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dress for Success. A look at educational outreach through the Elkhart County Historical Museum took us on a trip to Bristol. Getting books in the hands of kids is the goal of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

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      Elkhart County History Museum

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the pre... (Show More)

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the preservation of local history.

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    July 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: July 3, 2019

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education progr... (Show More)

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education programs helping to bridge the school year at the Plymouth Public Library, why you might want to participate in the Certified Innovation Mentor Program and how RUMERTIME Summer Camp is healing children.

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      Summer Enrichment Programs

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are al... (Show More)

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are also programs geared towards adults to help keep minds sharp.

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      RUMERTIME Summer Camp

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for f... (Show More)

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for families to get in touch with their emotions and manage issues within their relationships. The camp offers guidance, assistance with mindfulness, and works to destroy the stigma that comes with addressing mental health issues.

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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

    05/22/2019

    05/22/2019

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      Mindful U

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with profe... (Show More)

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with professional yoga instructors to practice yoga and mindfulness skills.

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      ETHOS Robotics

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to... (Show More)

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to use what they are learning on the field and turn it into a potential career path.

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    May 8th, 2019

    Airdate: May 8, 2019

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see ho... (Show More)

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see how fellows are applying knowledge beyond the classroom at the University of Notre Dame. Ivy Tech is creating a safety net for students through their new Pod 7 program. The AirZoo Museum in Kalamazoo is teaching students about science and history in its multi-disciplinary approach with hands-on education and restoration.

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      Air Zoo: Restoring History

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning... (Show More)

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning the museum hopes this will provide a fun way to learn about history and inspire students to join the aviation industry.

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    April 17th, 2019

    Airdate: April 17, 2019

    04/17/2019

    04/17/2019

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      Bouncy Bands

      When Natalie Watterson noticed that her students were having trouble staying focused, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With tons of research and support from the community , she was abl... (Show More)

      When Natalie Watterson noticed that her students were having trouble staying focused, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With tons of research and support from the community , she was able to get a Bouncy Band on the desk of every student in her classroom. These devices help students channel that extra energy that keeps them distracted in the classroom.

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      Robotics Competition

      The students at Gears have been preparing long and hard to get their robots ready for the St. Joseph Health System's Robotics Competition. The hospital has incorporated many robots within their own fa... (Show More)

      The students at Gears have been preparing long and hard to get their robots ready for the St. Joseph Health System's Robotics Competition. The hospital has incorporated many robots within their own facilities, sparking student interest in this technology.

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    April 10th, 2019

    Airdate: April 10, 2019

    Education Counts packs together four more stories about educational initiatives in our region. BerrienRESA gives autistic students tools for success and Dugout Dolls in Niles teaches girls about leade... (Show More)

    Education Counts packs together four more stories about educational initiatives in our region. BerrienRESA gives autistic students tools for success and Dugout Dolls in Niles teaches girls about leadership and empowerment through softball. We learn about safety in the digital age from Wa-Nee Schools and training service dogs from Top Notch Service Dogs.

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      Digital and Online Safety

      Through a partnership between Wa-Nee Schools and Triple P, parents are getting a lesson in how to make sure their children are safe when surfing the internet. When living in the new digital age, it's ... (Show More)

      Through a partnership between Wa-Nee Schools and Triple P, parents are getting a lesson in how to make sure their children are safe when surfing the internet. When living in the new digital age, it's important to know the best ways to make sure kids aren't seeing inappropriate content.

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      BerrienRESA and Autism

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

      The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. We visited BerrienRESA in Berrien Springs, Michigan to see the tools students with autism have so they can succeed in school and life.

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    March 20th, 2019

    Airdate: March 20, 2019

    Education Counts brings you stories about the robust CTE programs at Niles High School and how Lakeshore High School students in Stevensville can graduate with a Certified Nursing Assistant certificat... (Show More)

    Education Counts brings you stories about the robust CTE programs at Niles High School and how Lakeshore High School students in Stevensville can graduate with a Certified Nursing Assistant certification. You’ll also learn about free tutoring from Riverbend Community Math Center and adult acting classes at the South Bend Civic Theatre.

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      Riverbend Community Math Center

      The Riverbend Community Math Center is a non-profit organization that offers free tutoring and learning programs to build confidence in mathematics. The organization provides several different types o... (Show More)

      The Riverbend Community Math Center is a non-profit organization that offers free tutoring and learning programs to build confidence in mathematics. The organization provides several different types of programs including Math and Technology Academy, Math Circles, teacher workshops, and custom events with hands-on activities.

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    March 13th, 2019

    Airdate: March 13, 2019

    Education Counts learns about the Coastline Children’s Film Festival, attends two bilingual preschools to learn about language immersion as a cultural tool, observes Notre Dame law students working ... (Show More)

    Education Counts learns about the Coastline Children’s Film Festival, attends two bilingual preschools to learn about language immersion as a cultural tool, observes Notre Dame law students working side by side with Clay High School students for mock trial skills and visits the technology department at Schmucker Middle School in Mishawaka to see how it maintains digital connectivity.

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      Pre-K Language Immersion

      Through language immersion programs, pre-k students are able to get a head start on learning a second language. Programs teach through various cultural themes. In some places, learning in another lang... (Show More)

      Through language immersion programs, pre-k students are able to get a head start on learning a second language. Programs teach through various cultural themes. In some places, learning in another language is also about preserving cultural heritage.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival offers free movie screenings of films aimed at children. The festival takes place at several venues around the region. And a Young Filmmaker's Competition offers... (Show More)

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival offers free movie screenings of films aimed at children. The festival takes place at several venues around the region. And a Young Filmmaker's Competition offers burgeoning artists the chance to have their work shown to a larger audience.

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    March 6th, 2019

    Airdate: March 6, 2019

    Education Counts explores an Andrews University initiative called Rise Up Against Abuse, a career pathway fair for high school students in Berrien County, the power of music in education and expressio... (Show More)

    Education Counts explores an Andrews University initiative called Rise Up Against Abuse, a career pathway fair for high school students in Berrien County, the power of music in education and expression and how schools are implementing e-learning.

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      E-Learning Days

      Through the use of preplanned E-Learning Days, Bremen Public Schools are able to have students complete classwork from home. E-learning days make it possible for students to have school days even when... (Show More)

      Through the use of preplanned E-Learning Days, Bremen Public Schools are able to have students complete classwork from home. E-learning days make it possible for students to have school days even when schools are closed due to inclement weather. These could one day make snow days and make up snow days a relic of education's past.

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    February 13th, 2019

    Airdate: February 13, 2019

    Education Counts talks to students involved in Jobs for Michigan's Graduates, journey's to Niles District Library for a Smithsonian exhibit on waterways, steps back in time for Insights in History at ... (Show More)

    Education Counts talks to students involved in Jobs for Michigan's Graduates, journey's to Niles District Library for a Smithsonian exhibit on waterways, steps back in time for Insights in History at The History Museum and travels to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve for a look at Sims Education Center.

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      Sims Education Center

      In an effort to further their goal of educating through nature, Fernwood Botanical Gardens has opened the Sims Education Center. Here, visitors of all ages will have access to resources and informatio... (Show More)

      In an effort to further their goal of educating through nature, Fernwood Botanical Gardens has opened the Sims Education Center. Here, visitors of all ages will have access to resources and information about the natural world around them.

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    January 23rd, 2019

    Airdate: January 23, 2019

    Education Counts celebrates learning on Martin Luther King Day, spends time with those providing warmth for learning in Culver, looks into flexible class schedules for adult learning at Southwestern M... (Show More)

    Education Counts celebrates learning on Martin Luther King Day, spends time with those providing warmth for learning in Culver, looks into flexible class schedules for adult learning at Southwestern Michigan College, checks the state of innovation and new business startups in South Bend and Elkhart and explores how kids are getting first-hand knowledge in career options.

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      South Bend MLK Day

      Through programs and seminars, the City of South Bend looks to teach future generations about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Through programs and seminars, the City of South Bend looks to teach future generations about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    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 & 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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      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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      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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    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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      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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      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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    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.

  • Episode

    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

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

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

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        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.

    • Segment

      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.

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