Tag: Catholic education
Of all the important and interesting policy areas I work on, none is more personal than education.
“He reached out to Catholic educators in our archdiocese to share with others what we were doing in Catholic education,” recalled Gary Wilmer, who is director of personnel and planning for the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Schools.
Three Catholic elementary schools are adding educational innovation to the classroom this fall.
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.
Grant money brings diversity experts to two St. Paul schools
Back in 1955, the Catholic Aid Association began offering scholarship money to help the children of members go to college.
Some $2.8 million later, the scholarship program of the 84,000-member nonprofit fraternal benefit company is still in the works, evolving just as Catholic Aid has evolved into Catholic United Financial.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has extended its contract with Jill Reilly and changed her title to superintendent of Catholic schools.
Amid rising costs and enrollment challenges, a new committee is examining the issues and needs of the archdiocese’s Catholic schools in order to enhance academic excellence and provide access to all families that desire a Catholic education for their children.
The Alliance for Catholic Education, a program of the University of Notre Dame, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cross-country bus tour making stops at 50 schools along the way. The Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour included stops at two schools in the archdiocese, Blessed Trinity in Richfield and Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.