Ball State’s Partnership With Muncie Community Schools Takes Flight

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. […]

Chris Walker, ’03, Partners With Ball State to Improve Muncie Central

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.

Ball State, Muncie Schools Partner to Save Popular STEM Classroom Program

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 […]

Ball State Students Show All Children Can Do Science

[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 […]

Elementary Education Major Helps the Next Generation of Muncie Schoolchildren

[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 […]