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| 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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Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

| Bridget Ryder for the Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic elementary schools are adding educational innovation to the classroom this fall.

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Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletic directors at several Catholic elementary schools told The Catholic Spirit that, while their schools and parishes have no written policy about when sports teams may play or practice, many tend to allow no sports activity before noon on Sundays.

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Cultural training to help teachers relate better to students

Cultural training to help teachers relate better to students

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grant money brings diversity experts to two St. Paul schools

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Back to school tips

Back to school tips

| Convent of the Visitation School | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each fall, Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights welcomes students from pre-K through 12th grade, so its teachers understand how to help children of every age. That’s why we’ve asked four Visitation leaders for age-appropriate tips that can help you and your family get back to school smoothly and successfully.

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When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ann Bergmann senses that sports are becoming a “false idol” in American society.

In the next breath she admits that she, her husband, Brian, and their twins are a part of that culture.

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Back to School – 2013

Back to School – 2013

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School
– Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom
– AP classes give students jump start on college
– Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest
– Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

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