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  • Episode

    May 20th, 2020

    Airdate: May 20, 2020

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it ... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents best practices in education. This week we explore an online class in Plymouth whose teacher and students are using math in the kitchen to prepare food together. What does it take to become Youth of the Year at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor? Ask TeKeidra Masters. She received the honor. Music Together has created a way for parents and young children to bond through music remotely. The summer reading program at Elkhart Public Library kicks off and now offers online innovation.

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      Elkhart Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge

      The Elkhart Public Library's mission is to keep the spirit of reading alive with it's reading community. So, they are continuing their Summer Reading Program, with even larger prizes this year, and an... (Show More)

      The Elkhart Public Library's mission is to keep the spirit of reading alive with it's reading community. So, they are continuing their Summer Reading Program, with even larger prizes this year, and an app to keep children and teens up to date with their progress. However, for those involved, reading was something that they did freely, without any need for an incentive. The Elkhart Summer Reading Challenge is just a way for them to further challenge themselves, and for them to have a reason to keep doing what they love.

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    May 13th, 2020

    Airdate: May 13, 2020

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring ... (Show More)

    Education Counts features stories that showcase best practices in and out of the classroom. Kindergartners at Akron Elementary were able to virtually be part of baby chicks hatching, an annual spring program at the school. Premier Arts in Elkhart has adapted to teaching, training and entertaining from afar. Students struggling with homework can call for assistance to the Retired Teachers Help Hotline. Enjoy a virtual field trip and take part in a scavenger hunt online at the Niles History Center.

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      Premier Arts' Online Content

      Like many other organizations during this time Premier Arts, the Resident Theatre of the Lerner Performing Arts Center, has to adapt the ways that it keeps its participants involvement. And like many ... (Show More)

      Like many other organizations during this time Premier Arts, the Resident Theatre of the Lerner Performing Arts Center, has to adapt the ways that it keeps its participants involvement. And like many other organizations, they are going online based as well. Premier Arts is now holding online based courses for a variety of the arts, as they believe the arts are just as vital to the community as any other resource.

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    March 28th, 2018

    Airdate: March 28, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

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      Deaf Education Programs

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

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

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    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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      Rep. Wesco Speaks About Cursive Education

      Representative Wesco is a sponsor to Senate Bill 29, which recently passed. Part of the legislation is a requirement that the Indiana State Department of Education will conduct a survey to assess educ... (Show More)

      Representative Wesco is a sponsor to Senate Bill 29, which recently passed. Part of the legislation is a requirement that the Indiana State Department of Education will conduct a survey to assess educators' opinions on mandated cursive education. 

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    May 31st, 2017

    Airdate: May 31, 2017

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We a... (Show More)

    This week we visit Ox Bow Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn about “The Leader in Me” program and attend Riley High School’s Project Lead the Way Innovation Fair in South Bend. We also explore Krueger Outdoor Environmental Science Center at Michigan City, Indiana, and revisit the Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College.

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      Leadership program impacting elementary students

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

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

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    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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      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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        Kelly Harrington

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

        Kelly Harrington is a visual arts teacher at Elkhart Central High School.

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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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      ETHOS Science Center

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

      We revisited ETHOS Science Center to learn about programs offered to students. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. For more information visit: http://www.ethosinc.org

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        Zoe Shrock, Sarah Robinson, and Maya Oyer

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the m... (Show More)

        Students at ETHOS Science Center speak with reporter, Monica Murphy, about their experience in the magnets and motors program.

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        Paul Clingenpeel

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for... (Show More)

        ETHOS Science Center offers a magnets and motors program, which provides students an opportunity for experiential learning.

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        Audriana Stanley

        Audriana talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about her homeschooling experience and excitement for the... (Show More)

        Audriana talks to reporter, Monica Murphy, about her homeschooling experience and excitement for the rockin' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

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        Lukas Beyerlein

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ... (Show More)

        Lukas Beyerlein spoke with reporter, Monica Murphy, about the magnets and motors program offered at ETHOS Science Center.

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        Bonnie Elder

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS ... (Show More)

        Bonnie has been teaching for years. As a retired teacher, she decided to keep giving back. At ETHOS Science Center, she instructs students in the magnets and motors program.

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        Dominic Nisley

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his ho... (Show More)

        Dominick shares more about the rocking' rollercoasters program offered at ETHOS and discusses his homeschooling experience.

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    January 25th, 2017

    Airdate: January 25, 2017

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, I... (Show More)

    This week we visit ETHOS Science Center and Pinewood Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana, to learn how science is impacting student success. We also stop by Westview Jr. Sr. High School in Topeka, Indiana, to learn about their program for Amish students.

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      ETHOS Science Center

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

      ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart, Indiana, mission is to provide students with opportunities to connect science to everyday life through critical thinking, discovery, and problem solving.

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        Sam Wruble

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

        Sam talks to us about his experience at ETHOS Science Center and what he is doing now to give back.

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        Gary McAllister

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the visio... (Show More)

        Gary has been serving students for most of his life. He discusses his teaching experience, the vision, and origins of ETHOS Science Center.

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        Dee Dee McAllister

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

        Dee Dee discusses the programs and camps offered at ETHOS Science Center.

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    December 7th, 2016

    Airdate: December 7, 2016

    This week we learn about STEAM and STEM programs at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School, and Warsaw High School. We also visit the Cookies and Coding event at the ... (Show More)

    This week we learn about STEAM and STEM programs at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School, and Warsaw High School. We also visit the Cookies and Coding event at the Elkhart Public Library.

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      STEM with SASS

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

      STEM with Sass has partnered with the Elkhart Public Library for a program called Cookies & Coding.

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        Sahara Smith

        Sahara Smith is an ordinary girl with a love for coding. She founded, “STEM with SASS,” to help ... (Show More)

        Sahara Smith is an ordinary girl with a love for coding. She founded, “STEM with SASS,” to help other students learn coding.

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        Tracy Smith

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She s... (Show More)

        Tracy Smith, of “STEM with SASS,” wanted to help her daughter design a program for coding. She says that coding benefits students in many ways.

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        Allison McLean

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology,... (Show More)

        Allison McLean says that the library supports programs that help students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was happy to host, “STEM with SASS,” at the Elkhart Public Library.

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      Roosevelt STEAM Academy

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM educ... (Show More)

      In 2009, the United States education system realized that they needed to make significant improvements in order to prepare students for the workforce. Some of these renewed efforts, known as STEM education, have provided students opportunities to take ownership in their learning. Roosevelt STEAM Academy is the first STEAM Academy in Elkhart, Indiana. Students are more optimistic and show a love for learning.

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        Nathan Geise

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands... (Show More)

        Nathan Geise, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that a STEAM education provides students with a hands-on approach to learning and improves focus.

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        Howard Edwards

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accredita... (Show More)

        Howard Edwards, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, shares that Roosevelt is working towards STEAM accreditation.

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        Harold Walt

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behav... (Show More)

        Harold Walt, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that music is all around us and that students’ behavior is improving since incorporating music into their curriculum.

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        Alvernon Mitchell

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to l... (Show More)

        Alvernon Mitchell, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, enjoys having STEAM-focused classes. He is eager to learn and has big plans for the future.

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        Katherine Manzanares

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

        Katherine Manzanares, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, says that she enjoys learning music.

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        Tessa Sutton

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

        Tessa Sutton, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, explains STEAM and why Roosevelt is musically focused.

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        Chris Beyer

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she ... (Show More)

        Chris Beyer, at Roosevelt STEAM Academy, discusses the discipline of music and the improvements she has seen in her student.

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    November 30th, 2016

    Airdate: November 30, 2016

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear ... (Show More)

    This week we learn about the Five Star Life program at Dowagiac Middle School, and the Drum2Change program in Elkhart, Indiana. Both programs are raising the bar for students’ success. We also hear from Dr. Kenneth Spells, the new superintendent of the South Bend Community Schools Corporation.

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      Drum2Change

      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards fo... (Show More)

      Students in the Drum2Change program perform in a group called “Roots of Rhythm.” This program, based on the World Music Drumming curriculum, aligns lessons with the national education standards for music. Engaging in music fosters teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, and improves focus.

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    November 2nd, 2016

    Airdate: November 2, 2016

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

    This edition focuses on the five-year strategic plan for Elkhart Community Schools, Blue Ribbon Schools, and the Hanson Technology Center.

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      Elkhart Community School Corporation

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Follow... (Show More)

      Elkhart Community Schools has a new plan to help students achieve academic success. The most controversial part of this plan is the merging of Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central High schools. Following a public forum last week with over 20 voices from the community, the plan was approved to move forward by a vote of 6-1.

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        Robert Haworth, Ph.D.

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students... (Show More)

        Robert Haworth, Ph.D., discusses the five-year strategic plan and its potential benefit on students’ success.

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        Dwayne Fahrenkrog

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.

        Dwayne Fahrenkrog talks about the pros and cons to the five-year strategic plan.