David and Christina (Saylor) Smith, MA ’00, could have left. They could have taken their boys out of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) when the “distressed” district closed their neighborhood elementary school. But they didn’t, and they won’t. “This is where we live, and we’re going to give it everything we’ve got,” said David, MA ’08. […]
Muncie’s high school has revived a STEM program and gotten more Ball State student teachers, thanks to the district’s ‘ partnership with the university.
Muncie Central High School senior Chandler Clevenger’s goal of graduating with a technical honors diploma was at risk for reasons beyond his control. To earn the diploma, he needed to pass a class this fall through Project Lead The Way (PLTW), an Indianapolis-based, nonprofit K-12 program to encourage and prepare young people across the U.S. with an interest in […]
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Fall and Spring semester, about 150 Muncie children are busy learning science after a full day of school. In one lively room at the Boys & Girls Club in the Roy C. Buley Community Center, Ball State elementary pre-service students Brooke Miller and Katie Kane teach first-graders about habitats, as the children point to […]
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]eaching low-income children is a calling for Sadie Matchett, one that took her by surprise. One day, she was asked to work with children at her church. She didn’t think she would like it. She found out otherwise. “The kids left, and I started sobbing,” said the Ball State University junior from the south side […]