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Steps forward in Roadmap for Excellence point to promising future

Steps forward in Roadmap for Excellence point to promising future

| August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As students prepare for another school year, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office for the Mission of Catholic Education is placing concrete steps along what it calls a Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education.

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Lending Library brings unique STEM experiences to elementary classrooms

Lending Library brings unique STEM experiences to elementary classrooms

| Debbie Musser | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Housed in the school of engineering at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is a special library chock-full of robots, telescopes, virtual reality goggles and more.

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St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When St. Agnes School opens its doors in St. Paul on Aug. 26, it will welcome its second year of 3- to 5-year-olds attending St. Agnes Preschool.

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Program seeks to close literacy gap

Program seeks to close literacy gap

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Holy Spirit School principal Mary Adrian enjoys viewing graphs showing the tremendous impact of a literacy program implemented to improve reading fluency at her school.

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St. Pascal student prepares to be principal for evening

St. Pascal student prepares to be principal for evening

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every student’s fear is to be sent to the principal’s office.

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With Faithful Beginnings, CSCOE aims to help preschools flourish

With Faithful Beginnings, CSCOE aims to help preschools flourish

| Michael P. Kassner | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The initiative is part of Catholic Schools Center of Excellence’s mission to strengthen Catholic education and student enrollment in grade schools and early childhood programs in the archdiocese by creating a network of preschools with similar goals.

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Back to School

Back to School

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Catholic education vicar, and Jason Slattery, director, outline vision for new schools mission office

City Connects program aims to bridge achievement gap in seven urban Catholic schools

Schools share new leadership and initiatives, from multimillion-dollar buildings to yoga class

Three local principals describe what it’s taking to turn their schools around

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Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With their Catholic school family in mind, principals and staffs are learning to think and act differently

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What’s new at our schools

What’s new at our schools

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of Catholic elementary and high schools in the archdiocese to share initiatives launching this year and new leadership, if applicable. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

7 urban Catholic schools take up the challenge

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New education office to put mission front and center

New education office to put mission front and center

| Interview by Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Office for the Mission of Catholic Education launched in July under the leadership of Jason Slattery, former principal of Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove. With his wife and three sons, he attends Sts. Peter and Paul in Loretto. Now working on a doctorate degree in leadership and interdisciplinary studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Slattery shared his vision with The Catholic Spirit for how the new office will serve Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis through its focus on forming mission-driven leaders and students in a competitive marketplace.

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Back to school – 2014

Back to school – 2014

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?
Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports
Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model
Cultural training to help teachers relate better to students
Back to school tips
Back to school: A missionary perspective
Scholarships from Catholic United Financial help hundreds each year

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