Tag: Catholic schools

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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Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Second grade often is a time parents start thinking about their children receiving the sacraments, Principal Jane Bona said, because it’s a year in which Catholic children receive both their first reconciliation and first Communion.

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Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Ten, 20 years from now, I want people to be looking up at these skyscrapers; I want them to be filled with Tommies, but I want the demographics of those Tommies to represent the demographics of the state,” said Julie Sullivan, University of St. Thomas president.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Holy Angels and Hill-Murray for football opener

Archbishop Hebda joins Holy Angels and Hill-Murray for football opener

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield will kick-off its high school football season against Hill-Murray of Maplewood Sept. 1 with Archbishop Bernard Hebda visiting.

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New technologies, leadership mark school year’s beginning

New technologies, leadership mark school year’s beginning

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share new their new initiatives, buildings and leadership.

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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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Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace in Edina to enhance school’s Holy Week experience

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Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bill that can help middle and low-income families afford a Catholic or private school made headway among Minnesota state Senate and House committees Jan. 24.

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Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The kindergarten through eighth-grade schools — Ascension Catholic School in north Minneapolis, St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in northeast Minneapolis and St. Peter Claver Catholic School in St. Paul — comprise Ascension Catholic Academy. With Ascension serving as the anchor school, its staff is responsible for managing daily operations of all three.

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