Putting the Catholic back in Catholic Schools

Putting the Catholic back in Catholic Schools

This week is Celebrate Catholic Schools Week across America. Catholic schools enrolled more than 5 million students in the mid-1960s but today just 1.6 million. Many things have contributed to this decline including family economic stress, rising college costs, and other factors. And, of course, massive secularization. The stakes are really high. Now, more than…

The Revolution in Minnesota’s Schools

The Revolution in Minnesota’s Schools

In the name of ending white supremacy and systemic racism, school districts are indoctrinating students with a new radical vision of American society. In fall 2020, a fourth-grade class in Burnsville read a book that warns students that police are “mean” to black people, but “nice” to white people. “Cops stick up for each other,”…

Ohio mother switches child from public to Catholic school: She’s not alone

Ohio mother switches child from public to Catholic school: She’s not alone

An Ohio mother said Monday that she made a “judgment call” in switching her daughter from public to Catholic school, after coronavirus restrictions made it impossible to virtually teach her children and work her job at the same time. She’s not alone… read more / watch short news video >> Contrary to the National Catholic…

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years says NCEA report, but maybe not all Catholic schools…

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years says NCEA report, but maybe not all Catholic schools…

CNA—Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a new report. A data brief of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) showed that enrollment at Catholic schools was down 6.4% for the 2020-2021 school year—the biggest percentage drop in enrollment since 1973. The overall…

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

Popular culture holds a dismissive attitude toward history. Common headlines include “unprecedented times”, “worse than ever”, and “never before.” But how often is that really true? What do we face that is truly without precedent? This mindset—that all things have either escalated or de-escalated, that the present is always somehow more or less than the…

Calling Catholic Educators: The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education has you covered this summer…

A renown resource for Catholic educators, The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, announces its conference and retreat line-up for Summer 2020.  After sudden lockdowns and being forced to re-invent classroom teaching on a dime, Catholic educators nationwide are ready for a break.  Why not take a break that truly reinvigorates your vocation as a teacher,…

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, has been named as the new Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “We are enormously proud and excited that Mary Pat’s experience and commitment to the renewal of Catholic education…