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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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      Inspired Leadership Initiative: A Look Ahead

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them... (Show More)

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them into the future. We find out what the fellows learned and see how the program moves towards its next set of incoming members.

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      Ivy Tech: Pod 7

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school laun... (Show More)

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school launched its Pod 7 program to help provide assistance to students in need. This Programs helps provide things like food, daycare, financial assistance, and other resources to help students cope when life happens.

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    April 17th, 2019

    Airdate: April 17, 2019

    04/17/2019

    04/17/2019

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      The Shirt

      For 30 years, students at Notre Dame have been combining multiple disciplines to produce what has come to be known as the Shirt. W take a look at what goes in to creating this piece of iconic fan wear... (Show More)

      For 30 years, students at Notre Dame have been combining multiple disciplines to produce what has come to be known as the Shirt. W take a look at what goes in to creating this piece of iconic fan wear.

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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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      Dugout Dolls

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The sta... (Show More)

      The Dugout Dolls are far from your typical softball training facility. In fact when Trish Gardini noticed that the community was lacking female leadership she created the organization to help. The staff here uses softball and coaching as a vehicle to empower women and girls in the community.

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    April 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: April 3, 2019

    04/03/2019

    04/03/2019

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      Ivy Tech: Automotive Tech

      Ivy Tech's Automotive Technology department is preparing their students for the latest innovations in the automotive world. The program focuses on offering a hands on approach to training students, un... (Show More)

      Ivy Tech's Automotive Technology department is preparing their students for the latest innovations in the automotive world. The program focuses on offering a hands on approach to training students, unlike traditional lesson plans.

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      Hands on Nature Training

      Education students from IU South Bend are given the opportunity to get hands on nature training at the Prairie Winds Nature Farm. Thanks to the efforts of Professor Terri Hebert, the students of the h... (Show More)

      Education students from IU South Bend are given the opportunity to get hands on nature training at the Prairie Winds Nature Farm. Thanks to the efforts of Professor Terri Hebert, the students of the her EDUC-328 Sciende Methods class have are able to T get their hands dirty to see how they can make use of what they learn to teach their future students.

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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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      Adult Acting Classes - South Bend Civic Theatre

      To embrace lifelong learning and the love of craft, the South Bend Civic Theatre has begun offering acting classes for adults. Classes embrace students at various levels of interest and desire.

      To embrace lifelong learning and the love of craft, the South Bend Civic Theatre has begun offering acting classes for adults. Classes embrace students at various levels of interest and desire.

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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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      Clay High School: Mock Trials

      Clay High School's Mock Trial Team is preparing to compete in the statewide Mock Trial competition. Notre Dame is paying it forward and assisting the high schoolers by providing support and guidance t... (Show More)

      Clay High School's Mock Trial Team is preparing to compete in the statewide Mock Trial competition. Notre Dame is paying it forward and assisting the high schoolers by providing support and guidance through its own law students.

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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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      Rise Up Against Abuse

      Andrews University is set to host a Rise Up Against Abuse Rally on their campus , as part of a new initiative they're launching to combat abuse. This Initiative will provide students and people in the... (Show More)

      Andrews University is set to host a Rise Up Against Abuse Rally on their campus , as part of a new initiative they're launching to combat abuse. This Initiative will provide students and people in the community with resources to combat abuse and the knowledge to help prevent it.

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    February 6th, 2019

    Airdate: February 6, 2019

    Education Counts looks at CNC Training and the value of apprenticeships in educating the workforce, visits Science Alive at the St. Joseph County Public Library, learns how Gentlemen and Scholars is h... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks at CNC Training and the value of apprenticeships in educating the workforce, visits Science Alive at the St. Joseph County Public Library, learns how Gentlemen and Scholars is helping teens become their best selves and follows The Gift of Warmth from the Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival to providing warm clothing to students in need.

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      CNC Training

      Advanced manufacturing has created demand for highly skilled CNC Machinists. Kinexus, Lake Michigan College and southwestern Michigan businesses have created CNC apprenticeships to train the workforce... (Show More)

      Advanced manufacturing has created demand for highly skilled CNC Machinists. Kinexus, Lake Michigan College and southwestern Michigan businesses have created CNC apprenticeships to train the workforce and fill the labor shortage.

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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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      Adult Learning at Southwestern Michigan College

      An advanced degree or a college education can be a very valuble commodity. But between work and family life, it can be a challenge for adults to get that. Southwestern Michigan College offers a variet... (Show More)

      An advanced degree or a college education can be a very valuble commodity. But between work and family life, it can be a challenge for adults to get that. Southwestern Michigan College offers a variety of certifications and degrees geared towards adult learners and will work with those adult learners to make sure everything can fit into their schedule.

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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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      Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College

      What does it take to learn barbering or cosmetology? We went to Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College in Gary to find out.

      What does it take to learn barbering or cosmetology? We went to Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College in Gary to find out.

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    January 9th, 2019

    Airdate: January 9, 2019

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

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

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      Global Game Jam

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

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

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    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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      RISE

      For students looking to get an early start on learning the ins and outs of the business and start up world can become part of RISE. Regional Innovation and Start-up Education offers classes and lectur... (Show More)

      For students looking to get an early start on learning the ins and outs of the business and start up world can become part of RISE. Regional Innovation and Start-up Education offers classes and lectures to give the next generation of business leaders the tools they need to get started.

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      The State of Innovation & Startups in South Bend - Elkhart

      The IDEA Center made a case for the South Bend and Elkhart region to become a technology hub. Nick Swisher from the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame talks about the state of innovation and ... (Show More)

      The IDEA Center made a case for the South Bend and Elkhart region to become a technology hub. Nick Swisher from the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame talks about the state of innovation and new business startups in South Bend and Elkhart and how education plays a major role in creativity and diversity of new business and is essential in keeping those businesses in the region.

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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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      NaNoWriMo

      NaNoWriMo is a free, global opportunity every year in which anyone can participate. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Writers, students, teachers and new participants con... (Show More)

      NaNoWriMo is a free, global opportunity every year in which anyone can participate. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Writers, students, teachers and new participants connect locally and online to be part of the NaNoWriMo community.

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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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      Proteus

      Proteus helps families break the cycle of seasonal farm labor by placing students in paid internships in professional employment settings, setting students on a different career path.

      Proteus helps families break the cycle of seasonal farm labor by placing students in paid internships in professional employment settings, setting students on a different career path.

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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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      Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams

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

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

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    November 7th, 2018

    Airdate: November 7, 2018

    Education Counts travels to Wawasee High School for a hands-on look at Career Pathways, learns that Millenials are engaging with libraries in new ways, talks to high school students at Penn High Schoo... (Show More)

    Education Counts travels to Wawasee High School for a hands-on look at Career Pathways, learns that Millenials are engaging with libraries in new ways, talks to high school students at Penn High School who are co-learning about early childhood education and follows up on the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame.

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      Increased Millennial Usage of Libraries

      A recent study found that millennials use public libraries more than any other generation in America. Victoria St. Martin visits local libraries in Michigan and Indiana to discuss this trend.

      A recent study found that millennials use public libraries more than any other generation in America. Victoria St. Martin visits local libraries in Michigan and Indiana to discuss this trend.

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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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    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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    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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      Earning a College Degree While in Prison

      The Moreau College Initiative formerly known as the Westville Education Initiative gives those serving time in the Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn a college degree through Holy... (Show More)

      The Moreau College Initiative formerly known as the Westville Education Initiative gives those serving time in the Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to earn a college degree through Holy Cross College. The students there learn from real college professors and work towards making better lives for themselves. 

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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.

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    March 28th, 2018

    Airdate: March 28, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

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      Engineering Comes to Grace College

      In the orthopedic capital of the world, Grace College has decided to create an engineering program to train the next generation.

      In the orthopedic capital of the world, Grace College has decided to create an engineering program to train the next generation.

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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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    October 4th, 2017

    Airdate: October 4, 2017

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high sc... (Show More)

    Through a partnership with Southwestern Michigan College, students at Lewis Cass Career Academies have the opportunity to gain college credit and choose a career path before they even graduate high school. Many of these students are first-generation college students who need extra guidance when it comes to making decisions after high school.

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      Lewis Cass Career Academy

      The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan their program of study before they leave high school. Mikki Spagnoli, Career and Educational Director for ... (Show More)

      The academy provides the opportunity for 11th & 12th graders to earn college credit and plan their program of study before they leave high school. Mikki Spagnoli, Career and Educational Director for Lewis Cass says, "...students are getting the opportunity to access career and technical education, get hands-on, and relevant experience."

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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 23rd, 2017

    Airdate: August 23, 2017

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

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

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      First-generation College Students Soar To New Heights

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

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

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    July 26th, 2017

    Airdate: July 26, 2017

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Mur... (Show More)

    This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Murphy, visits Lake Michigan College.

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      Summer enrollment is on the rise

      This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Moni... (Show More)

      This summer we dive into a summer series that takes a look at the reasons behind changes in college enrollment and the many programs offered to students over the summer. This week reporter, Monica Murphy, visits Lake Michigan College.

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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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      IU South Bend Offers Underrepresented Teacher Scholarship

      According to the Indiana Department of Education, 69 percent of Indiana students are White, while 93.4 percent of Indiana teachers are White. IU South Bend seeks to increase typically underrepresented... (Show More)

      According to the Indiana Department of Education, 69 percent of Indiana students are White, while 93.4 percent of Indiana teachers are White. IU South Bend seeks to increase typically underrepresented teacher populations in the K-12 education field, which include men and people of color. For more information on the scholarship, visit https://www.iusb.edu/development/give-opportunities/underrepresented-teacher-scholarship.php

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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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      IU School of Medicine's South Bend Campus Offers Intensive Research Focus

      IU School of Medicine has nine regional campuses. The South Bend campus partners with the University of Notre Dame and offers an intensive research-driven medical curriculum. For more information, vis... (Show More)

      IU School of Medicine has nine regional campuses. The South Bend campus partners with the University of Notre Dame and offers an intensive research-driven medical curriculum. For more information, visit: https://medicine.iu.edu/education/campuses/south-bend/ 

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    June 7th, 2017

    Airdate: June 7, 2017

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

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

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      TCU program teaches financial literacy to students

      Teachers Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program is a free curriculum that engages high school students. For more information, visit: https://www.tcunet.com/home/personal/financial-... (Show More)

      Teachers Credit Union’s Financial Empowerment Program is a free curriculum that engages high school students. For more information, visit: https://www.tcunet.com/home/personal/financial-empowerment

  • 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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      A college radio station getting national attention

      The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana, is a student run radio station. They began broadcast operations as the educational voice of Goshen College.

      The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana, is a student run radio station. They began broadcast operations as the educational voice of Goshen College.

  • Episode

    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.

  • 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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      Projection mapping class blows audience away

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

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

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        Joe Sage

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

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

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        Jeremy Tittle

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

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

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        Eric Souther

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

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

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        Brittany Nyikos

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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      Middlebury Public Library Discusses Downton Abbey and WWI

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, wh... (Show More)

      Middlebury Public Library hosts a seasonal discussion group called "Let's Talk About It." This season, they are talking about World War I. In this session, they spoke about a Downton Abbey episode, which revolves around WWI.

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        Kyle Schlabach

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series... (Show More)

        Kyle Schlabach was a guest lecturer for the Middlebury Public Library's "Let's Talk About It" series on World War I.

  • Episode

    April 12th, 2017

    Airdate: April 12, 2017

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Go... (Show More)

    This week we hear more from Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, on their upcoming autism program. We also visit the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, speak with John Place from Ancon Construction in Goshen, and speak with the Indian Association at the University of Notre Dame.

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      Ancilla College Debuts New Autism Program

      Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

      Ancilla College hosts a press conference where they debuted their new program for autistic students.

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        Ken Zirkle, Ph.D.

        Dr. Ken Zirkle is the president of Ancilla College.

        Dr. Ken Zirkle is the president of Ancilla College.

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        Kristen Robson

        Kristen Robson is the new director of the Autism Program at Ancilla College.

        Kristen Robson is the new director of the Autism Program at Ancilla College.

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      Indian Association of Notre Dame Celebrates Cultural Kite Festival

      The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The Kite Festival was supported and funded by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

      The Indian Association of Notre Dame celebrates the Kite Festival, a cultural Indian tradition. The Kite Festival was supported and funded by Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

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        Mark Ross

        Mark Ross is a scientist at the Notre Dame Turbo Laboratory.

        Mark Ross is a scientist at the Notre Dame Turbo Laboratory.

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        Rick Cressall

        Rick Cressall is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame.

        Rick Cressall is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame.

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        Kriti Gupta

        Kriti Gupta is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

        Kriti Gupta is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

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        Etika Agarwal

        Etika Agarwal is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

        Etika Agarwal is one of the co-presidents of the Indian Association of Notre Dame.

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        Amanda Miranda-Flores

        Amanda Miranda-Flores is a MBA student at University of Notre Dame.

        Amanda Miranda-Flores is a MBA student at University of Notre Dame.

  • Episode

    April 5th, 2017

    Airdate: April 5, 2017

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. W... (Show More)

    This week on EducationCounts_Michiana we speak with Jan Cervelli at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, about women leadership and the benefits of an all women’s college in the 21st Century. We also visit Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation in Akron, Indiana, and the Elkhart Area Career Center.

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      Jan Cervelli

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

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

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        Janice Cervelli

        Jan Cervelli is the 12th president at Saint Mary's College. She talks about women leadership and the... (Show More)

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

  • Episode

    March 29th, 2017

    Airdate: March 29, 2017

    This week on Education Counts_Michiana, we visit the Project SEARCH program in St. Joseph, Michigan, learn about the magnet program at John Adams High School in South Bend, and more.

    This week on Education Counts_Michiana, we visit the Project SEARCH program in St. Joseph, Michigan, learn about the magnet program at John Adams High School in South Bend, and more.

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      Dr. David Moss

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

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

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        David Moss, Ph.D.

        Dr. Moss’s initiatives include implementing programs offered to students and parents, finding ways... (Show More)

        Dr. Moss’s initiatives include implementing programs offered to students and parents, finding ways to stimulate more communication, and offering professional development for teachers. Reporter, Monica Murphy, sits down with him to discuss more.

  • Episode

    March 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: March 22, 2017

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elem... (Show More)

    This week we speak with Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as, the South Bend Youth Task Force and attend the Head Start sign up fair in South Bend. We also attend a surprise celebration at Walt Disney Elementary School in Mishawaka and visit the youth art exhibit at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart.

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      The South Bend Task Force

      The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this i... (Show More)

      The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

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      Youth Art Exhibit in Midwest Museum of American Art

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

      At the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart Central High School teacher, Kelly Harrington spoke about her students' artwork featured in the Youth Art Exhibit

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        Youth Task Force

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in ou... (Show More)

        The South Bend Youth Task Force brings youth together to solve problems such as youth violence in our community. We sit down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Cherri Peate, and students to learn about this initiative.

  • Episode

    March 15th, 2017

    Airdate: March 15, 2017

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with... (Show More)

    This week we continue to explore Montessori education at Good Shepherd Montessori School. We also visit Hannah and Friends, as well as Angel Bridge Life and Enterprise in South Bend, and we speak with students at Bethany Christian Schools about their upcoming speech competition.

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      Hannah & Friends

      Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educational programs for individuals once they turn 22. They believe that everybody deserves the right to ... (Show More)

      Hannah & Friends offers many programs for those with different abilities, but they also offer educational programs for individuals once they turn 22. They believe that everybody deserves the right to dignity and happiness. Tiffani Amberg is the spokesperson for Hannah & Friends and she shares more.

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        Kayle Sexton

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

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

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        Scott Siedelberg

        Scott's smile and warmth brightens a room. He plays a huge role at Hannah & Friends and is "in charg... (Show More)

        Scott's smile and warmth brightens a room. He plays a huge role at Hannah & Friends and is "in charge" of keeping the barn clean. He takes great pride in his work ethic..

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        Matt Coleman

        Matt Coleman shares some of his responsibilities at Hannah & Friends. His passion and love for other... (Show More)

        Matt Coleman shares some of his responsibilities at Hannah & Friends. His passion and love for others will warm your heart!

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        Tiffani Amberg

        Individuals at Hannah & Friends in South Bend, Indiana, learn life skills to help them succeed and g... (Show More)

        Individuals at Hannah & Friends in South Bend, Indiana, learn life skills to help them succeed and gain independence. Tiffani, spokesperson for Hannah & Friends, shares more.

  • Episode

    March 8th, 2017

    Airdate: March 8, 2017

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

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

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      IU-South Bend Veteran Medic Speaks on Nursing

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

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

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        Kip Borkholder

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

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

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      St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty

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

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

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        Diana Gore

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

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

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        Dorrine Henderson

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

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

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        LeRoy King

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

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

  • Episode

    March 1st, 2017

    Airdate: March 1, 2017

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who ... (Show More)

    This week we visit a preschool program at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, and attend a firefighter graduation in South Bend. We also talk with student veterans at IU South Bend and highlight one teacher who is making a difference in our community.

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      Firefighter Graduation

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

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

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        Andrew Zwierzynski

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

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

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        John Corthier

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

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

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        Tom McGrath

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

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

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        Dwayne Brown

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

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

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      Student Veterans

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

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

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        Jennifer Kapiszka

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

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

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        Zachary Quiett

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

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

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        Steven Vergonet

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

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

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      Niles-Buchanan YMCA

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

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

  • Episode

    February 22nd, 2017

    Airdate: February 22, 2017

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Hear... (Show More)

    This week we visit Marshall Intermediate Center and Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend for celebrations. We also stop by Coquillard Traditional School to check out the Jump Rope for Heart event, and IU South Bend to learn about veterans and the college process.

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      Veterans Returning to College

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

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

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        Rhiannon Carlson

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

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

  • Episode

    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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      The Crossing

      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their l... (Show More)

      Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face. Students say that their lives have been changed since coming to The Crossing. Hope is possible! For more information visit: https://www.crossingeducation.com/?v=4096ee8eef7d

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        Andrew Shumaker

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gott... (Show More)

        Andrew Shumaker was shy in a traditional school environment. After coming to The Crossing, he's gotten out of his shell and is flourishing.

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        Rob Staley

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the... (Show More)

        Rob Staley, founder of The Crossing, says that his team is serving with great purpose. He shares the mission, personal stories, and the tough reality that many students face.

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        Summer Scheetz

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

        Summer Scheetz shares her personal testimony and how coming to The Crossing has changed her life.

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        Stephanie Hughes

        Stephanie Hughes shares her experience teaching at The Crossing and the change she has seen in her s... (Show More)

        Stephanie Hughes shares her experience teaching at The Crossing and the change she has seen in her students.

  • Episode

    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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      The Dekko Foundation

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more informatio... (Show More)

      The Dekko Foundation in Kendallville, Indiana, is investing in student success. They provide grants to help foster economic freedom and personal choice in the lives of students. For more information visit: http://www.dekkofoundation.org

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        Sharon Smith

        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate f... (Show More)

        Sharon Smith has been dedicated to The Dekko Foundation for 20 years. She's been a strong advocate for student success.

  • Episode

    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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      ACE Program

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more inform... (Show More)

      In honor of National School Choice Week, we stopped by the University of Notre Dame to speak with educators about education policy and the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Alliance) program. For more information visit: https://ace.nd.edu

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        Nicole Stelle Garnett

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

        We speak to Nicole about education policy, research she's complied, and school choice.

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        John Schoenig

        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of No... (Show More)

        John Schoenig speaks to us about the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame, and shares his personal experience serving students.

  • Episode

    January 18th, 2017

    Airdate: January 18, 2017

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

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

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      Community Luncheon

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

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

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        Mayor Pete Buttigieg

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

        Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares that education equality is important.

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      Public Education Community Forum

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

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

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        Stuart Greene, Ph.D.

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

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

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