Tag: Education

Pope advises teachers that they need parents’ trust, appreciation

Pope advises teachers that they need parents’ trust, appreciation

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Without respectfully collaborating with teachers and schools, parents will risk being on their own when it comes to educating their children and be at a greater disadvantage for facing the challenges emerging from today’s culture, mass media and technology, Pope Francis said.

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Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

| Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If anyone could rest on their laurels, it’s Catholic schools for all they have accomplished in their U.S. history, educating in the faith and teaching children of all backgrounds in cities and rural areas across the country.

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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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Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In devising the series, Miller said CCF took insights from its donors, who often ask about the community’s greatest needs and how they can respond to them with their time, talent and treasure.

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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 19 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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Five things to know for remaining legislative session

Five things to know for remaining legislative session

| May 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

As time winds down in the current state legislative session, Minnesota Catholic Conference director Jason Adkins highlighted five key things to bear in mind.

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Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kylie Nevells, 17, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s in St. Louis Park, and Nicholas Jackson, 18, who attends Robbinsdale Cooper High School, received the organization’s Youth Volunteer Scholarship for their “demonstrated commitment to seniors and the ability to communicate the impact of volunteering with older adults,” a press release stated.

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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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Speaker: Catholic schools must cultivate identity to keep students in the faith

Speaker: Catholic schools must cultivate identity to keep students in the faith

| Susan Klemond | January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

The vision for Catholic education outlined in many Church documents hasn’t changed, but some Catholic schools need to regain this vision and develop a traditional Catholic identity in order to raise future Church and societal leaders in the faith, said Jamie Arthur, director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll who spoke at an event for parents Jan. 19 at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Education

Education

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Providing a child with a quality education is one of the most important responsibilities of parents. In Catholic teaching, parents are the primary educators of their children. Policies are necessary that give parents the option to choose the educational setting they decide is best for each individual child. School choice programs are exploding around the country, with 18 states and the District of Columbia having enacted programs that give parents more educational options than just public schools. Almost every state in the Midwest is expanding parental choice in education, but Minnesota is lagging behind. The consequences of Minnesota’s failure to create educational opportunity are having enormous consequences on the most vulnerable.

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