Tag: "school"

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; […]

Empty School Hallway
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Parochial School Girl Meets Public School World

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When our oldest daughter graduated with her 40-person class from eighth grade in parochial school, all the girls hugged each other and cried. She’s entering public high school in a few days, and it’s totally uncharted territory. None of her parochial school friends will be with her, she won’t be wearing her trusty plaid uniform, […]

‘Why?’ of Ohio Tragedy Deeper than ‘Bullying’
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‘Why?’ of Ohio Tragedy Deeper than ‘Bullying’

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If you get a text from your teenager in the middle of the school day, something’s wrong. It might be something minor, like a paper forgotten on the printer at home or gym clothes left sitting in the back hall, with a request to deliver them to the office if possible. It might be more […]

Teaching Teens the Truth about Sin
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Teaching Teens the Truth about Sin

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I never cease to be amazed by what can be included in a high school “health” curriculum these days. I was recently looking at a health course for ninth graders, which included such topics as “contraception,” “decision-making” skills, “sexual orientations,” as well as “what to know about health care facilities, costs and sources of payment.” […]