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Joe Giganti

Joe Giganti
Madison, La Crosse Dioceses Reject Common Core Standards for Schools
The Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., will be “neither adapting nor adopting” the controversial Common Core State Standards, the Catholic school superintendent has told The Cardinal Newman Society.

Green Bay’s Bishop Ricken Says No to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
“I have instructed our diocesan Department of Education staff, school principals and school system administrators that they not ‘adopt or adapt’ the ‘common core standards.’”

Common Core Is Curriculum, Contrary to Advocates’ Claims
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula.

BREAKING: National Catholic Educational Association Responds to Common Core Concerns and Gates Foundation Grant
In an email sent today to NCEA members and obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society,Brother Bimonte said, “Some of you have probably been reading or hearing concerns about Catholic schools and the Common Core State Standards.”

NAC Chair Recommends Episcopal Review of Common Core in Catholic Schools
The head of the U.S. bishops' National Advisory Council (NAC) strongly recommended that the general assembly conduct an episcopal review of the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII). Renee Miller, the NAC’s chair, also encouraged the bishops to engage more extensively with college presidents about instituting Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, on their campuses.

EXCLUSIVE: National Catholic Educational Association Gets Gates Foundation Grant to Promote ‘Common Core’ in Catholic Schools
The Gates Foundation paid the National Catholic Educational Association more than $100,000 to support teacher training and materials on implementing the Common Core school standards.

Catholic Identity on Campus: A Matter of Life or Death?
Daniel McInerny, English language editor for Aleteia, has written a compelling commentary about the essential role that Catholic identity and culture play in a Catholic university’s vitality. Covers Blatty’s Canon Law Petition on Georgetown’s Catholic Identity
The petition, signed by more than 2,000 people so far, calls upon Church authorities, including the Pope, to help restore Catholic identity at Georgetown.

Blatty’s Canon Law Case to Reform Georgetown Goes to Vatican
Georgetown University alumnus William Peter Blatty’s petition for the implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae

 at his alma mater has been submitted to the Vatican.



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