Learning in the 21st century looks very different in our schools, communities and workplaces, as adjustments are being adapted to this world where education is continuous and knowledge is more accessible than ever. Despite this expansion or learning, there remains significant gaps in access to opportunities, particularly across socio-economic and racial/ethnic lines. Schools continue to struggle to educate all children equitably, and an American public education is too often the subject of fierce critique. Additionally, our nation is alarmed by considerable education-workforce gaps that jeopardize our economic future.
WNIT "EducationCounts_Michiana" has a big role to play. This weekly, prime-time program series and internet-based resource will establish that learning from birth to retirement, and all again in between. It will require the collaboration of the entire community.families, parents, students, faculty, business, philanthropy and government. All will need to share the same goal to educate all of our Michiana citizens at each life stage.
EducationCounts_Michiana will highlight positive examples of learning across formal and informal spaces in our region, and explore and discuss issues facing the education and industry (workforce development) sectors in Indiana and Michigan. The program will bring factual information, identify problems and explain their complexity to help bring understanding and collaboration to find solutions.
Experience Michiana features all things Michiana. We are out in our communities showcasing those things that make our region unique: things to do, places to eat, art and music to experience, and community events and activities.