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CSAF partners with Aim Higher to benefit Catholic school students

CSAF partners with Aim Higher to benefit Catholic school students

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It simply made sense for the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation and Aim Higher Foundation to partner when their leaders saw how their scholarship-granting cycles aligned.

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Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students from several local Catholic high schools braved temperatures in the single digits to march in downtown Minneapolis Feb. 1 to raise awareness of human trafficking and send a clear message that the criminal practice should not be tolerated.

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Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Jean Houghton about her vision for the St. Paul-based Aim Higher Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for students attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

| Susan Klemond | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lesson materials in the kits “get teachers involved and focused on vocations themselves as well as letting the children realize that they need to follow Jesus and walk in his paths,” Renshaw said.

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Catholic schools must matter

Catholic schools must matter

| Father J. Michael Byron and Anne Weyandt | January 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

Why should we care? Why should anybody care about anyone else? And why does this matter?

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Hooray for Catholic schools

Hooray for Catholic schools

| Father Michael Van Sloun | January 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

National Catholic Schools Week is upon us. The week of festivities — Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 — is a time to feature one of the most important ministries of the Church and our parishes, and to toot our own horn about the excellent quality of education that our Catholic schools provide.

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Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments

Christian Brother Ryan Anderson bounced around his classroom at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis Jan. 11 like a teenager, moving quickly toward every hand that was raised.

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First-time Quiz Bowl champion’s son competes 25 years later

First-time Quiz Bowl champion’s son competes 25 years later

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Quiz Bowl has brought together more than 40 Catholic schools annually for academic competition.

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Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

| Melenie Soucheray | November 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education.

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Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back by growing demand, local Catholic high school girls basketball teams will commence their seasons at the second annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 24-25.

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University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Future business students at the University of St. Thomas will benefit from a $50 million gift to the school from the GHR Foundation, which was announced Nov. 16 at a gathering that featured remarks by a student and by President Julie Sullivan.

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Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local Catholic school scholarship-granting foundation Aim Higher has named a former business consultant and school advancement director its new president.

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