Tag: Catholic education

Online or in-class: Catholic schools meet the need

Online or in-class: Catholic schools meet the need

| Jean Houghton | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the eight days between March 15 and March 23, Catholic schools in this community — and across the country — bundled up their faith communities, their values-based instructional practices, and their rich, historic cultures and redeployed them in the homes of the children they serve.

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Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

| June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said June 16 that his recent virtual message to 2020 graduates — posted on YouTube and shared on social media — is “a sign of these unusual times” amid the coronavirus.

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Father Kittock remembered for love of Church, Catholic education

Father Kittock remembered for love of Church, Catholic education

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Francis Kittock, described by a longtime colleague and friend as “a real dynamo,” died May 21. He was 90.

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Distance learning a work in progress at Catholic schools

Distance learning a work in progress at Catholic schools

| Christina Capecchi | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The biggest challenge is re-tooling a practice very quickly that was made for in-person delivery,” said David Sorkin, principal of St. Hubert Catholic School in Chanhassen. “But it’s also been our greatest achievement. This helps reveal the depth and the strength of a Catholic education.”

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Parents surprise teacher with birthday parade

Parents surprise teacher with birthday parade

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emily Rohla, co-director of the early learning center at St. Therese Catholic School in Deephaven, had planned to celebrate her 40th birthday March 25 vacationing in Arizona.

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Catholic school adds esports team to keep pace with students’ interests

Catholic school adds esports team to keep pace with students’ interests

| Cori Fugere Urban | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is not your grandfather’s high school sports team.

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Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a culture where public school policies are increasingly pushing parents out of important conversations about their child’s sexual identity and gender expression, Catholic educators need to take an opposite approach, speakers told two gatherings of pastors, Catholic school leaders and religious education directors Feb. 20-21.  Sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ […]

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Bishops applaud administration’s support for school choice proposal

Bishops applaud administration’s support for school choice proposal

| February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The right of parents “to exercise freedom of choice in education is firmly rooted in the teachings of our Catholic faith,” two U.S. Catholic bishops said Feb. 5 in a joint statement on a federal proposal to expand parental choice for their children’s schooling.

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Notre Dame’s ACE program is new step on the archdiocese’s Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education

Notre Dame’s ACE program is new step on the archdiocese’s Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education

| Debbie Musser | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a new fourth-grade teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic School in Minneapolis, Katie Ward said she loves working with the students.

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Steps forward in Roadmap for Excellence point to promising future

Steps forward in Roadmap for Excellence point to promising future

| August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As students prepare for another school year, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office for the Mission of Catholic Education is placing concrete steps along what it calls a Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education.

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Camp combines faith and football

Camp combines faith and football

| August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young boys dressed in T-shirts and shorts gathered on the sideline of the football practice field at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul Aug. 7.

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Communicating Catholic education benefits

Communicating Catholic education benefits

| Susan Klemond | July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools’ combination of quality education and faith formation brings value to students, parishes and the wider community, but financial and social barriers to Catholic education remain for some families, including a growing Latino population, experts noted at a June 25 forum on education sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota.

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