Tag: "Catholic schools"

Catholic Schools: A Community Institution
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Catholic Schools: A Community Institution

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The fact that Catholic education produces solid academic results is well documented. The benefits include the following: 98% of low income, minority children graduate from Catholic high schools, compared to only 66% of all students in public schools; Hispanic and African American Students who attend Catholic schools are 2.5 times more likely to graduate college; […]

Core State Standards Raising Questions for Parents
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Core State Standards Raising Questions for Parents

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With the school year starting soon, here’s a sampling of questions from recent emails: Q. Our school district is revamping the curriculum to comply with the new Common Core State Standards, but we don’t know what that will entail. Will my kids be behind since they have not had this curriculum from the beginning of […]

Teaching Tolerance in the Catholic School
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Teaching Tolerance in the Catholic School

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[This document was prepared on behalf of a group of Catholic parents to address issues locally that may also be going on elsewhere in the country. It is published here as a resource for parents who may find it useful.] Teaching Tolerance in the Catholic School: Parental Concerns and Suggested Remedies When Pope Benedict authorized […]

Catholic College Would Shut Down Before Submitting to Fed's Contraceptive Mandate
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Catholic College Would Shut Down Before Submitting to Fed’s Contraceptive Mandate

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The president of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina says they would rather close their doors than submit to a mandate by the Obama administration that threatens to force Catholic institutions to cover abortifacient drugs, sterilizations, and contraceptives in their health plans. “I believe we would go there,” said Dr. William Thierfelder, according to the […]

In Philadelphia, A Model School Kindles Hope
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In Philadelphia, A Model School Kindles Hope

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For too long government-run systems have dominated American primary and secondary education. As innovations of the past two decades such as charter schools and vouchers prove, parents, children, and society benefit when government promotes rather than stifles educational reform based on choice and competition. Add to the mounting evidence another success story: St. Martin de […]

Mary and Marian Devotions in the Catholic School
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Mary and Marian Devotions in the Catholic School

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[This document was prepared on behalf of a group of Catholic parents to address issues locally that may also be going on elsewhere in the country. It is published here as a resource for parents who may find it useful.] Mary and Marian Devotions in the Catholic School Parental Concerns and Suggested Remedies This report […]

Eucharist and the Mass in the Catholic School
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Eucharist and the Mass in the Catholic School

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[This report was prepared on behalf of a group of Catholic parents to address issues locally that may also be going on elsewhere in the country.  It is published here as a resource for parents who may find it useful.] The Role of the Eucharist and the Mass in the Catholic School: Parental Concerns and […]

Catholic School Kids “Human Shields” for Treaty Activists
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Catholic School Kids “Human Shields” for Treaty Activists

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Dressed in blue, gray and white uniforms, the children of St. Raphael Academy lined the long dark table in the hearing room. A row of microphones separated them from the two benches of smiling state legislators above. The students wanted their state to issue a resolution urging President Obama to “adopt in its entirety” the […]

They Don’t Know Anything!
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They Don’t Know Anything!

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One quiet evening, I decided to call my brother to ask how his new teaching position as a religion teacher was going. His first position took him to an all-boy’s Catholic high school in Southern California. After an initial pause he emphatically stated; “They don’t know anything!” I asked him to clarify his statement. He […]