Tag: Catholic education

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations, graduates!

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

To honor graduating high school seniors in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, The Catholic Spirit invited representatives of our Catholic high schools and parishes to share important lessons, formative experiences and hopes for the future.

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How does school choice benefit me?

How does school choice benefit me?

| Shawn Peterson | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

For those without kids in school, it might be difficult to see why expanding parental choice in education is a policy goal deserving of widespread public support. After all, one might ask, how does it benefit me?

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Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

| April 25, 2016 | 5 Comments

Q&A with the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Shawn Peterson

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Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Governor said he’s impressed by the learning environment at northside Minneapolis Catholic school.

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St. Kate’s president to take helm at Milwaukee college

St. Kate’s president to take helm at Milwaukee college

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

After announcing last fall her plans to resign as president of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Sister Andrea Lee has accepted the position as president of Alverno College in Milwaukee.

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Bringing Christ to the caucus

Bringing Christ to the caucus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Venturing into the political realm today can be an unappealing prospect. Sometimes it seems that American politics appeals to our base fears and prejudices, while advancing only the special interests of a powerful few.

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Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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Being intentional about Catholic identity key to our schools’ success

Being intentional about Catholic identity key to our schools’ success

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 21, 2016

It was my first morning in Minnesota. I gathered with the priests of the Archdiocese to listen to our convocation speaker, Archbishop Michael Miller, discuss the hallmarks of a truly Catholic school. The presentation was superb, but what really impressed me was the attentiveness of my brother priests and the depth of their questions. It was clear to me from the start that Pope Francis had sent me to work in an archdiocese with a deep appreciation for Catholic schools.

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In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In education-minded Northfield, Minnesota, the Catholic grade school competes with small class sizes and a focus on student progress throughout the year, not just at report card time.

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St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new project slated to begin in July at St. Catherine University in St. Paul seeks to bring together high school sophomore and junior girls from diverse backgrounds for theological education and spiritual formation to help them become leaders in their communities.

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Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small class sizes — 14, for example, in the combined seventh and eighth grade — are one attraction for families whose children attend St. Timothy in Maple Lake. They allow for flexibility in individualizing education to meet either the enrichment or remedial needs of each student, said the school’s principal.

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