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Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

| Bridget Ryder for the Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic elementary schools are adding educational innovation to the classroom this fall.

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Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

Local Catholic schools opt to limit Sunday sports

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Cultural training to help teachers relate better to students

Cultural training to help teachers relate better to students

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grant money brings diversity experts to two St. Paul schools

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Back to school tips

Back to school tips

| Convent of the Visitation School | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each fall, Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights welcomes students from pre-K through 12th grade, so its teachers understand how to help children of every age. That’s why we’ve asked four Visitation leaders for age-appropriate tips that can help you and your family get back to school smoothly and successfully.

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When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ann Bergmann senses that sports are becoming a “false idol” in American society.

In the next breath she admits that she, her husband, Brian, and their twins are a part of that culture.

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Back to School – 2013

Back to School – 2013

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School
– Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom
– AP classes give students jump start on college
– Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest
– Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

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Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove is breaking ground for a new 40,000-square-foot school building, set for completion the last week of June 2014. The goal is for enrollment to grow from the current 175 students to 300 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest

Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest

| Kristi Anderson | August 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

St. Jude of the Lake School received authorization as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. With the authorization, making it the first Catholic IB PYP School in the Midwest and just the third in the nation.

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AP classes give students jump start on college

AP classes give students jump start on college

| Jennifer Janikula | August 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Students taking Advanced Placement classes during high school at Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield earn credits for college and learn valuable skills.

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Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom

Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Using a “flipped classroom” approach, eighth-grade algebra students at Presentation School watch video lessons at home and work on “homework” during class.

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Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ascension Catholic School has accepted 50 new students for the coming year and is opening two additional classrooms, due in large part to the school’s outreach to its north Minneapolis neighborhood.

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Urban Catholic schools receive technology upgrade

Urban Catholic schools receive technology upgrade

| Sara Kovach | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2012-2013 school year promises to be a tremendous one for Ascension School in Minneapolis and St. Francis-St. James United School in St. Paul — one that will bring new technology to the students, teachers and staff.

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