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  • Episode

    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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    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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    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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      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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    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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    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.

  • Episode

    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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    May 24th, 2017

    Airdate: May 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.

  • Episode

    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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    May 10th, 2017

    Airdate: May 10, 2017

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

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

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      Teaching children how to be empathetic

      Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled... (Show More)

      Every year the South Bend Education Foundation provides community education on a topic of choosing. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, speaker, and author. Her recent publication titled, “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” discusses the importance of cultivating empathy in children.

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      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.

  • Episode

    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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      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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      Scientists and Community Gather for March for Science

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

      Scientists and community members gathered in support of science education and research in South Bend.

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    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 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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        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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        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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      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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        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.

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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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    March 8th, 2017

    Airdate: March 8, 2017

    This week we visit Marquette Primary Montessori Academy and speak to staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend. We also talk to a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend and hear ... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marquette Primary Montessori Academy and speak to staff at Bridges Out of Poverty in South Bend. We also talk to a veteran military medic studying nursing at IU South Bend and hear from our reporters, Monica Murphy and Karishma Desai, about their passion for education and the show.

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      St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

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

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

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        Diana Gore

        Diana Gore is a lifelong learner! She shares her educational journey and the kind of approach we nee... (Show More)

        Diana Gore is a lifelong learner! She shares her educational journey and the kind of approach we need to take when helping youth in poverty.

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        Dorrine Henderson

        Dorrine Henderson moved to South Bend in 2007. After spending her life caring for others, she decide... (Show More)

        Dorrine Henderson moved to South Bend in 2007. After spending her life caring for others, she decided to go back to school, and registered for classes at Ivy Tech Community College. While there, she heard about the Getting Ahead class offered at Bridges Out of Poverty. The Getting Ahead curriculum puts tools in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives.

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        LeRoy King

        LeRoy King says that poverty impacts all of us. In order to understand poverty, and its impact on ed... (Show More)

        LeRoy King says that poverty impacts all of us. In order to understand poverty, and its impact on education, we need to view the world from many different perspectives.

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      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      Marquette Primary Montesorri Academy

      Marquette Primary Montesorri 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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        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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    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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        Jameel Perry

        Jameel participated in the celebration program to honor Black History Month. He discusses his role a... (Show More)

        Jameel participated in the celebration program to honor Black History Month. He discusses his role and the process.

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        Nathan Fullmer

        Nathan's involvement in the program enhanced his knowledge of black history.

        Nathan's involvement in the program enhanced his knowledge of black history.

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        Cenisha Sanders

        Cenisha Sanders shares profound words about Black History Month and her involvement in the program.

        Cenisha Sanders shares profound words about Black History Month and her involvement in the program.

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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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      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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        Lanie Brittain

        Lanie Brittain shares her experience and involvement in the Jump Rope for Heart event. She loves the... (Show More)

        Lanie Brittain shares her experience and involvement in the Jump Rope for Heart event. She loves the prizes!

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        Gabriel Weber

        Gabriel Weber tells us about Jump Rope for Heart.

        Gabriel Weber tells us about Jump Rope for Heart.

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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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      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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        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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        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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        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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    February 15th, 2017

    Airdate: February 15, 2017

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit The Crossing in Elkhart and talk with educators, students, and its founder, Rob Staley, who believes that “students regain hope when they belong to something that matters.” We also highlight a teacher in South Bend who is making a difference in the lives of students, and speak with two sisters about their choice to homeschool.

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      Homeschooling

      We spoke with two sisters about their experience homeschooling and why they chose this path. For more information on homeschooling visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/home-school and... (Show More)

      We spoke with two sisters about their experience homeschooling and why they chose this path. For more information on homeschooling visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/home-school and http://www.michigan.gov/documents/home_schools_122555_7.pdf

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      Recognition of Teacher

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has... (Show More)

      We think it's important to highlight teachers in our community who are making a difference in the lives of students. Kathy Kennedy has been teaching at Washington High School for twenty years. She has served students in the special education department for years and her impact has been extraordinary! For more information visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/toy and http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_13651_38018---,00.html Help recognize an Excellent Michiana Teacher: educationcount@wnit.org

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        Theresa Thomas

        Theresa Thomas talks with reporter, Monica Murphy, about homeschooling her nine children.

        Theresa Thomas talks with reporter, Monica Murphy, about homeschooling her nine children.

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        Greg Werner

        Greg Werner shares that Kathy Kennedy has been dynamic in her approach to educating students.

        Greg Werner shares that Kathy Kennedy has been dynamic in her approach to educating students.

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    February 8th, 2017

    Airdate: February 8, 2017

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX R... (Show More)

    Many educators and organizations help prepare students for career readiness and success. This week we meet author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. We also visit the VEX Robotics Tournament at Plymouth High School, and the Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana.

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      Hans Meeder

      We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success. For more information visit the National Cen... (Show More)

      We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success. For more information visit the National Center for College and Career Transitions at http://nc3t.com Also check out The Power and Promise of Pathways by Hans Meeder at https://www.amazon.com/Power-Promise-Pathways-Hans-Meeder/dp/0996980334

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        Hans Meeder

        We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about h... (Show More)

        We met author and expert, Hans Meeder, at a luncheon in South Bend, Indiana. He talked to us about his research on pathways for career and life success.

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    February 1st, 2017

    Airdate: February 1, 2017

    Schools across the country are celebrating National School Choice Week. We stopped by Xavier School of Excellence in South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame to learn more about school ch... (Show More)

    Schools across the country are celebrating National School Choice Week. We stopped by Xavier School of Excellence in South Bend, Indiana, and the University of Notre Dame to learn more about school choice and education policy. We also revisited ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, to check out programs offered to students.

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      Xavier School of Excellence

      Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle ob... (Show More)

      Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle obstacles. For more information visit: http://www.xavierschool.org

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        Olivia Urbin

        Olivia Urbin, student at Xavier School of Excellence, shares that she likes the teachers and student... (Show More)

        Olivia Urbin, student at Xavier School of Excellence, shares that she likes the teachers and students at her school.

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        Lindsey Walsh

        Lindsey Walsh loves teaching! She is able to customize her curriculum to meet students where they ar... (Show More)

        Lindsey Walsh loves teaching! She is able to customize her curriculum to meet students where they are.

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        Destiny Garza

        Destiny Garza talks to us about her experience at Xavier School of Excellence.

        Destiny Garza talks to us about her experience at Xavier School of Excellence.

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        Austin Washington

        Austin Washington speaks highly of Xavier School of Excellence. His educational experience at a publ... (Show More)

        Austin Washington speaks highly of Xavier School of Excellence. His educational experience at a public charter school has benefited him in many ways.

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        Haylee Walsh

        Students, like Haylee, enjoy coming to school, especially when they feel cared for by teachers.

        Students, like Haylee, enjoy coming to school, especially when they feel cared for by teachers.

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        Samantha Smith

        Samantha Smith, director at Xavier School of Excellence, has a passion to help students. She explain... (Show More)

        Samantha Smith, director at Xavier School of Excellence, has a passion to help students. She explains the mission and purpose of Xavier School of Excellence, and shares her thoughts on school choice.

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        Darius Garner

        Darius Garner is a dedicated teacher! He shares more about the F.A.C.E. program, his experience teac... (Show More)

        Darius Garner is a dedicated teacher! He shares more about the F.A.C.E. program, his experience teaching, and how he motivates students to dream big.

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        Tara Miller

        Tara Miller, school social worker, discusses the importance of collaboration, and believes that help... (Show More)

        Tara Miller, school social worker, discusses the importance of collaboration, and believes that helping students identify and address barriers is essential for success.

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        Cephus Phillips

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

        Cephus Phillips is proud to attend Xavier School of Excellence.

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    January 18th, 2017

    Airdate: January 18, 2017

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr.... (Show More)

    This week we take a deeper look into childhood mental health and trauma, and its correlation with drug abuse and suicide. Monica Murphy sits down with Amy Rosen at Oaklawn in Elkhart, Indiana, and Dr. John Gallagher at Bashor Children’s Home in Goshen, Indiana. We also attended a public forum titled, “What will we lose if we lose public education?” and the community luncheon at the MLK Jr. Recreation Center in South Bend, Indiana.

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      Public Education Community Forum

      School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leaders and educators in South Bend gathered for a community forum called “What will we lose if we lose... (Show More)

      School choice advocate, Betsy DeVos, begins her confirmation hearings in Washington. Community leaders and educators in South Bend gathered for a community forum called “What will we lose if we lose public education?”

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        Darryl Heller, Ph.D.

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

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

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        Stuart Greene, Ph.D.

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

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

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      Community Luncheon

      Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a fundamental right and all students should be given the same opportunities.

      Like Martin Luther King Jr., many educators and leaders in our community believe that education is a fundamental right and all students should be given the same opportunities.

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        Mayor Pete Buttigieg

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

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        Kenneth Spells, Ed.D.

        Kenneth Spells, Ed.D., shares that education is a right and all students deserve equal opportunity.

        Kenneth Spells, Ed.D., shares that education is a right and all students deserve equal opportunity.

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    January 11th, 2017

    Airdate: January 11, 2017

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

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

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      Mental Health Story, #1

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

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

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        Ann Rosen

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches a... (Show More)

        Ann Rosen shares that trauma impacts brain functioning. Ann also suggests that punitive approaches are not effective when working with traumatized children.

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    December 28th, 2016

    Airdate: December 28, 2016

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

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

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      Harrison Primary Center

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

      The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and Harrison Primary Center have adopted the Responsive Classroom approach, providing students with a sense of belonging, safety, and significance.

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        Avari Brantley

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that te... (Show More)

        Avari Brantley, student at Harrison Primary Center, discusses morning meeting and other ways that teachers implement Responsive Classroom approaches to learning.